Sibyl McCormac Groff’s Christmas Tours
December 4 - December 28
Hohoho! Light up the Christmas spirit by joining the legendary Lady in Red. Carrying a candy cane and dressed like a Christmas tree, The New York Times reports that this “elf’s tours are whimsical and informative, part personality, part history.”
Topics include the history and the multi-faceted importance of of the Rockefeller Center Christmas trees, decorations, festivities together with learning about the importance of Rockefeller Center, the most important urban complex of the 20th century made for commerce but created with art. Be dazzled about the role of New York’s commercial stores, the printed word, the family, charity and transportation in making Christmas the most popular holiday by the end of the 19th Century. You will be electrified by the lights not only at Rock Center but also the vibrant sound and light show across the street at Saks Fifth Avenue and on Fifth Avenue.
Your Guide to Everything Christmas in New York
Sibyl McCormac Groff — a.k.a. Queen Santa, The Lady in Red and The Spirited New Yorker — legendary cultural historian and tour guide of Rockefeller Center for NBC.
She is an experienced and highly acclaimed licensed New York City tour guide whose expertise includes the architecture, artwork and history of Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan and New York City.
Sibyl coined the expression, Gothamtide, to describe the secular and universal holiday traditions that have historically been associated with New York City. She leads Christmas holiday walking tours from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.