We got up early that morning and went for breakfast and then headed up to see the tree at Rockefeller Center again. It is not as impressive in daylight as it is at night, but it's still very pretty and it is a lot less crowded!
Then we headed down the block to the theater.
Can you see the sign on the marquee says 'Riverdance Farewell Performances' will be there March 17 through March 21? Riverdance is an addiction of mine, so first thing we did when we got to the theater was to stop at the box office so I could purchase two tickets (one for myself and one for my friend Barbara who shares my Riverdance addiction. I won't even tell you the obscene amount of times we've already seen this show! But we haven't seen it in a few years, so we need a fix!).
Then we went around the corner to wait on a line that usually extends the length of a long city block, but this year they opened the doors early and we were able to gain entrance to the theater right away!
The Grand Foyer or Lobby of Radio City Music Hall has been compared to the majestic rooms and grand staircases of luxury ocean liners. This foyer is considered one of the world's greatest Art Deco interiors. Art Deco is definitely not my first choice in decorating, but I still find this lobby and staircase impressive:
(This picture was taken off the internet. You can see in our photo of the lobby further down in my post that concession stands have been set up in front of the massive mirrors, one at the foot of the staircase which I thought was awkward.)
Our seats were upstairs on the First Mezzanine:
Here is 'Quest For the Fountain of Eternal Youth', a mural by Ezra Winter
They have a beautiful crystal Christmas tree chandelier in the lobby.
And the lobby is beautifully decorated (but, see what I mean about that stand blocking half the stairway at the far end of the picture? And then patrons are blocking the other half. Poor planning. Why do I even notice stupid things like that?!).
We had the theater all to ourselves at first (but it quickly filled up).
View of the stage from our seats:
On with the show!
Santa Claus opened the show. That made Jayden get really excited!
The famous kick line!
The Rockettes as toy soldiers:
(Here is a better picture I found on the internet of the famous toy soldiers doing their celebrated fall!)
The Rockettes take us on a tour of Manhattan:
They take us into Central Park where the show even has ice skaters!
The Rockettes as rag dolls in Santa's workshop:
Jayden said he loved the living Nativity at the end of the show. I did too!
It really was a Spectacular show!
On the way back to the hotel Jayden was very amused by these giant decorations that we passed:
Okay, we're all checked out of the hotel and on our way home.
Once home Jayden put on the Santa hat that Grandpa bought for him and enjoyed the cotton candy that came along with it! (Umma was not happy. Can you see me in the background with hands on hips? I'm also shaking my head. Cotton candy! Pure sugar! But you know what? I had some too, I had forgotten that it's also pure ecstasy!)
Jayden's already asking me when we can go to the Christmas show again! Next year we'll have Mia along with us too! Double the fun!
Oh, I almost forgot! Jayden wanted everyone to see these light fixtures from the restaurant we had breakfast at, he was very impressed with them and kept telling us all through breakfast, "Take a picture! Take a picture!"