3 Aug 2011


   MSG Entertainment has announced that this year’s holiday preview event “Christmas in August,” featuring the Radio City Rockettes, will be held in Times Square Aug. 11.
   The holiday kickoff event is set to begin at 11 am with Santa and the world famous Rockettes arriving in the heart of Times Square aboard a double-decker Gray Line bus, as featured in the scene “New York at Christmas.”
   The free to the public Times Square event will feature a selection of new Rockette elements, including new Rockette choreography, new music and a new Rockette costume in celebration of the upcoming 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition, new Christmas Spectacular imagery will be unveiled when surrounding digital outdoor boards are activated creating a whimsical winter wonderland in the midst of the heat of August. Audiences will have the opportunity to become a part of the holiday festivities through interactive on-site activities highlighting the new production elements. 
   Additionally, in celebration of “Christmas in August,” Christmas Spectacular Facebook fans will receive the first gift of the season with an online sweepstakes, “I like Christmas.” 2,011 Facebook entries or “likes” will unlock $2,011 in Christmas cash for one Spectacular fan and secondary prizes will be awarded.    The campaign will begin August 11 and continue through August 31 encouraging Facebook fans to show how much they “Like Christmas” and help kick off the season of giving.
   The 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, will be the most dynamic production to grace the Great Stage in the show’s 79-year history. America’s favorite holiday show is about to re-define Spectacular featuring a new 3DLive video game adventure, new Rockette performances, new musical compositions and heartwarming songs, dazzling new costumes and state-of-the-art technology alongside cherished numbers that have been featured in the show since 1933. Using cutting edge technology, audiences will be part of an immersive holiday experience, as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of Radio City into a magical canvas. The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular will captivate audiences with the new state-of-the-art technology enhancements while still honoring the traditions steeped in the show.
   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run from November 11, 2011 through January 2, 2012. For more information and tickets, visit