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Montreal Families

Should You Take the Kids to: Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Have you noticed that signs of Christmas have popped up everywhere, even though we’re still trying to get out from under piles of Halloween candy? (Psst! Hold a candy massacre.)

wallpaper2_800x600The “quintessential New York City Christmas” comes to the Bell Centre on Friday and Saturday, in a big, bow-wrapped show called the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
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Live from New York, the show features the high-kicking Rockettes, a parade of Toy Soldiers, live fireworks, Santa flying on his sleigh, a double-decker bus, and a total of 240,000 Swarovski crystals (on the Rockettes’ costumes).

Based on the official video, it looks pretty amazing. Here’s a Montreal Gazette interview with some of the Rockettes. If you’re thinking of getting tickets, here are some show details:

Show schedule: Friday, Nov. 13: English show at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 14: English show at 11 a.m., French shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Running time: The show lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.
Age range: The official website says it’s appropriate for “families and children of all ages”, but I would consider whether your kids have the attention span for the whole show, at the time of day it’s being staged. For younger ones, 90 minutes may be feasible at 11 a.m., but tantrum-inducing at 7 p.m.
Price: Tickets range from $39.50 to $125. There is a $15 discount for children age 2 to 12.
To get tickets: Go to the website or call 514-790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269.

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