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Radio City Christmas Spectacular Gets a New Drone-Filled Finale

One hundred drones will become Christmas lights throughout the theater.

A scene from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
A scene from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
(© Obscura-MSG)

The 2018 Radio City Christmas Spectacular will feature a brand-new finale featuring 100 drones taking flight to create a magical holiday light show.

The new finale, "Christmas Lights," will begin following the iconic "Living Nativity" scene. As the North Star appears, aerialists will fly across the stage as drones form various shapes and patterns surrounding Santa Claus. The Rockettes will then be revealed as they perform new choreography in new costumes.

The grand-finale sequence will be directed by Tony nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park With George), with new digital productions from Obscura Digital and costumes by Emilio Sosa.

The 2018 production will run November 9-January 1.