The news.
While Radio City Music Hall’s annual Christmas Spectacular won’t have live audiences this year, NBC will air a taped view of the holiday family favorite on Wednesday, December 2, at 10 p.m. ET and PT. Today co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host.

The Rockettes are American icons.
On the Rockettes’ website, the show’s producers say, “We regret that the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® presented by Chase has been canceled due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed for everyone involved with the show, as well as for the many fans who make the Christmas Spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition. We look forward to welcoming audiences back for the 2021 production, which is on sale now.  All tickets for the 2020 production will be automatically refunded at the point of purchase.”

The 2020 broadcast version of the Spectacular will feature the stunning Radio City Rockettes we all know and love performing numbers from the annual live show.

This year’s presentation.
The At Home Holiday Special will transport you from the North Pole to Central Park to a manger in Bethlehem, with special holiday appearances and messages by Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi, and John Legend.

Rockettes’ history.
2020 marks the first year that the Christmas Spectacular will not be performed live since it began its annual run in 1933.

Click image for a cool history, a timeline of the Rockettes.

The 2020 special is produced by Alex Coletti Productions with creative support from Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Alex Coletti serves as executive producer. Barbra Dannov and Allison Roithinger will co-executive produce.