5 Ways To Make The Rockefeller Tree Lighting A Haute Affair

There are many signs that Christmas is coming in New York City. People decorate their homes, stores create festive window displays, and the annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting brightens the city. The Rockefeller Plaza event draws in thousands of people each year to cheer on the holiday season. The lighting and performances this year will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd, and here are five ways to make it a haute affair!

Rock MoMA

via Top Of The Rock NYC Facebook page
via Top Of The Rock NYC Facebook page

While the Christmas tree lighting is an old tradition, there are plenty of new ways to discover the area. The Rock MoMa special could turn your day of tradition into a day of discovery. This combination ticket will give you haute access to the amazing Top Of The Rock and Museum Of Modern Art. So now you can experience this New York tradition whilst exploring some of the things that make the city so special. Architecture, art, views and the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting.

Hit The Rink at Rockefeller Center 

via The Rink at Rockefeller Center Facebook page
via The Rink at Rockefeller Center Facebook page

In the spirit of New York City’s Christmas traditions, a whirl at The Rink is a must. This classic winter experience is the perfect way to compliment the unveiling of the 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree lights. Whether you’re with family, friends, or a loved one, this is an activity anyone will be able to cherish. So if you’re looking to create a truly New York Christmas memory, remember The Rink.

Book Dinner at Pulse Restaurant

Photo via pulse-restaurant.com
Photo via pulse-restaurant.com

Lobster risotto and a direct view of the Rockefeller Christmas tree make Pulse Restaurant a clear winner. This haute eatery has cemented itself as a staple in the busy heart of New York City. Pulse boasts a variety of different dining, lounging and drinking areas for all types of parties. Their versatility and welcoming atmosphere create the perfect backdrop for an exceptional New York holiday outing.

Dessert at Jacques Torres Chocolate 

Photo via Jacques Torres FB page
Photo via Jacques Torres Facebook page

End the night on a sweet note with some treats from Jacques Torres Chocolate. New York’s very own “Mr.Chocolate” is just a few steps away from the haute lighting event. Which means handmade and hand-packaged chocolates are just on the horizon. From bon bons to chocolate chip cookies you just can’t go wrong at Jacques Torres. After all, it is the holiday season and it’s about time to treat yourself.

Drinks at 48 Lounge 

Photo via 48 Lounge Facebook page

A mere two blocks south of Rockefeller Center exists a chic and sleek New York City venue. 48 Lounge is your go-to for drinks après this years lighting. Their innovative cocktail menu boasts creations crafted with only the freshest ingredients. You must try their Kentucky Hot Toddy designed with Woodford Rye, ginger snap liqueur, house infused spiced syrup and Hot Water fashioned in an Irish Coffee mug with a fresh orange peel. Pair that with some of their light hors d’oeuvres and you’ve done the night just right.