The Rockettes display costumes worn throughout the decades, representing the past, present and future of the legendary New York dance company, as they celebrate their 85th year of performance in New York
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The Rockettes display costumes worn throughout the decades, representing the past, present and future of the legendary New York dance company, as they celebrate their 85th year of performance in New York
(© MSG Entertainment)

The 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular officially kicked off its holiday season on Tuesday, August 14 with "Christmas in August," celebrating 85 years of the Rockettes performing in New York City.

The event included aerial skywriting messages above New York City, a visit from Santa Claus, and a costume retrospective showcasing memorable Rockettes styles through the years. There was also a guest appearance by John Foxx of WPLJ, and the festivities culminated with a Rockettes performance on 6th Avenue outside of Radio City Music Hall.

For more information and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets, click here.


The Rockettes perform at the annual "Christmas in August" event on 6th Avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall
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The Rockettes perform at the annual "Christmas in August" event on 6th Avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall
(© Amanda Schwab/Starpix)

The 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular officially kicked off its holiday season on Tuesday, August 14 with "Christmas in August," celebrating 85 years of the Rockettes performing in New York City.

The event included aerial skywriting messages above New York City, a visit from Santa Claus, and a costume retrospective showcasing memorable Rockettes styles through the years. There was also a guest appearance by John Foxx of WPLJ, and the festivities culminated with a Rockettes performance on 6th Avenue.

For more information and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets, click here.


The "Christmas in August" event included aerial skywriting over Manhattan. Viewers were encouraged to join the celebration with the hashtag #85ROX
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The "Christmas in August" event included aerial skywriting over Manhattan. Viewers were encouraged to join the celebration with the hashtag #85ROX
(© MSG Entertainment)

The 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular officially kicked off its holiday season on Tuesday, August 14 with "Christmas in August," celebrating 85 years of the Rockettes performing in New York City.

The event included aerial skywriting messages above New York City, a visit from Santa Claus, and a costume retrospective showcasing memorable Rockettes styles through the years. There was also a guest appearance by John Foxx of WPLJ, and the festivities culminated with a Rockettes performance on 6th Avenue.

For more information and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets, click here.