Breakthrough COVID-19 cases force cancellation of all remaining 'Christmas Spectacular' shows at Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall announced Friday that it is ending the 'Christmas Spectacular' for the year due to 'challenges from the pandemic.'
Officials released a statement saying, "We regret that we are unable to continue the Christmas Spectacular this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic. We had hoped we could make it through the season and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows over the last seven weeks. We have loved bringing back this cherished tradition that helps usher in the holiday season in New York City and look forward to welcoming fans back to Radio City Music Hall in 2022."
All tickets for impacted shows will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.
Earlier in the day Radio City had said it was canceling shows due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases.
The announcement was made one day after confusion and frustration reigned outside the music hall as parents found themselves turned away from the show due to new vaccine requirements.
Radio City Music Hall is now enforcing the city's upcoming indoor vaccine requirement for kids ages 5 to 11.
The initial vaccine policy caused confusion for many because originally the venue said it would not enforce the rule until Dec. 27.
The venue apologized to anyone impacted and announced that starting Friday it will host a mobile vaccination clinic for kids ages 5 to 11 outside the venue.