The New York City Police Department today announced the street closures and
security measures that will be in effect during the annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, at
Rockefeller Center. Because heavy traffic is expected, drivers should avoid the
vicinity of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Spectators are urged to use mass transit to attend the event.
following streets will be closed from about 4 p.m. until the conclusion of the
48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets between Avenue of the
Americas and Fifth Avenue Media Parking
The following area will be
provided for "Broadcast Vehicles" only:
• North side of 51st Street west of
Rockefeller Plaza to Sixth Avenue.
The following area will be provided
for "Satellite Vehicles" only:
• The west side of Avenue of the Americas
between 51st and 52nd Streets
At 10 a.m., "broadcast vehicles" may begin
to park on 51st Streets, though restrictions may be necessary to accommodate the
crowds. Vehicles may park from the corner of Avenue of the Americas east to
mid-block. No vehicles may park east of Rockefeller Center. (Please note: There
will be no parking three car lengths from the crosswalk of Rockefeller
Parking restrictions will also be placed on Avenue of the
Americas, 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets, which will require the
displacement of some vehicles authorized to park in "NYP" zones. Additional
parking will be available on 47th and 48th Streets between Avenue of the
Americas and Seventh Avenue for vehicles bearing "NYP" plates.
also be no parking three car lengths from any crosswalk on the streets
designated for media parking.