The Rockettes Perform At Rockefeller Tree Lighting & It's Perfect For This Quintessential NYC Event

The Rockettes are as quintessential to New York City as Central Park, amazing pizza, and the beauty of the Chrysler Building. When the Rockettes performed at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, it was the perfect way to kick off (pun intended — sorry, I had to) the most wonderful time of the year. The iconic troupe performed "Let Christmas Shine," a number they dance every year at the tree lighting. But, like their signature kicks, this dance routine never gets old and it's easy to see why it's such a beloved tradition. At this point, the tree lighting festivities would feel incomplete without a performance by the Rockettes. And, once again, they didn't disappoint.

Clad in sparkly cream dresses, the Rockettes were the only non-musical performers at the ceremony — so it was great to see dance being represented amidst all the Christmas carols. The troupe didn't miss a beat, and I will never cease to be impressed by their ability to execute those eye-high kicks in sync every single time they're on stage. (Seriously — it's way harder than it looks.) In fact, the Rockettes practice so much that they sometimes do 1,200 kicks in a single day.

The troupe got plenty of love on social media after their beautiful performance:

And now it's time for them to go back to rehearsing for the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular." Something tells me they won't miss a single kick.