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Santa Claus and The Rockettes Kick Off the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The icons perform on Sixth Avenue to celebrate Christmas in August.

Santa Claus helps kick off the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
(© David Gordon)

Radio City Music Hall kicked off the holiday season on August 23 with a special event on Sixth Avenue called Christmas in August.

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 "Sleigh Ride" scenes in the middle of the street. The event was hosted by John Foxx of the radio station 95.5 PLJ.


Performances of the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular begin November 11 and run through January 2. 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.

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