One of my MOST favorite Christmas shows opens today and I have the behind the scenes scoop for you!

From rehearsals to stage… Check out these fab backstage rehearsal pics of the legendary Rockettes! 

Through the years I have had many friends who were Rockettes and I have seen the show twice and if there is ONE thing that you do in NYC this holiday season… go see The Radio City Christmas Spectacular peoples!!

It is so beautiful and just puts you in that nostalgic NYC christmas mood.

The animals have been loaded into the theatre and the Rockettes have been in heavy rehearsal and the lights are up and the sound is tested and the dress rehearsal is over… Opening night tonight!

This year marks an important milestone as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes performing in New York City. All 80 New York Rockettes rehearse seven hours a day, six days a week for the six weeks leading up to the opening of the 2012 RadioCity Christmas Spectacular, running November 9 – December 30. The Rockettes are led by Director/Choreographer, Linda Haberman, as they work to perfect their precision technique.

* Photo Credit* – Dave Allocca/Starpix.