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Christmas in August! Santa Claus and the Radio City Rockettes Kick Off the Holiday Season

A special performance was held on Sixth Avenue to begin the Radio City Christmas Spectacular season.

The Radio City Rockettes kick off the holiday season in front of the famed Music Hall.
(© David Gordon)

Radio City Music Hall kicked off the holiday season on August 13 with a special event on Sixth Avenue called Christmas in August.

Santa Claus is ready for the holiday season at Radio City Music Hall.
(© David Gordon)

Christmas in August was held at 11am in front of the venue as Santa Claus and the Rockettes stopped traffic to perform the famed "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "Rag Dolls" scenes in the middle of the street. The iconic number originally debuted in the 1940 Radio City Christmas Spectacular and was reimagined in time for the 2014 production. The event was hosted by John Foxx of the radio station 95.5 PLJ.

As Santa and radio host John Foxx look on, the famed Radio City Rockettes perform the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" on the theater's marquee.
(© David Gordon)

Performances of the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular begin November 13 and run through January 3. The annual show has been performed at Radio City Music Hall since 1933. It is presented by MSG Entertainment, the live entertainment arm of the Madison Square Garden Company.

The Radio City Rockettes stop traffic on Sixth Avenue for a pre-Christmas kick line.
(© David Gordon)

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