Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2017 – Driving Tips

Tonight the lights go bright as the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree comes to life! If you and your family are headed to the festivities by car, or if you’re driving through the area, there are a number of street closures and screening checkpoints to be aware of. Our friends at the NYPD have shared closures and security measures that will be in effect during the tree lighting ceremony.

The following streets will be closed from 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29th until the conclusion of the tree lighting event: 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets between Avenue of the Americas and Madison Avenue, 47th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, and 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.

  • 48th to 51st Street between Avenue of the Americas and Madison Avenue
  • 47th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

If you’re looking for parking in the area, Icon and Quik Park have you covered! Please click here to see our facilities located around the tree lighting area. To guarantee your spot through the busy event remember to reserve and book ahead.

If you are attending the event we recommend arriving early, as all spectators must pass through a security screening prior to entering the tree-lighting area. Screening areas will be located at 48th, 49th and 50th Streets at both 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas. Spectators are reminded that umbrellas, large coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and/or large bags are prohibited.

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Be safe and enjoy the festivities!

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