45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center®

    Join a Holiday Sing Along Accompanied by Hundreds of Tubas at the

    45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center®

    Sunday, December 9
    3:30 – 4:15 pm

    Join hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players for a holiday sing along at Merry Tuba Christmas at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50thStreets and 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 9th, from 3:30 pm –  4:15 p.m. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and fill the plaza with holiday classics.

    The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be led by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, and conducted by Paul LaValle of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition takes place in over 200 cities around the world.

    The event is free and open to the public.