November 29, 2012
NYC traffic during the November and December holiday season can be brutal. There are certain days when the NYC traffic is at an all-time high, and you are advised to use NYC subways and buses on these NYC Gridlock Alert days:
- Friday, December 7th, 2012
- Thursday, December 13th, 2012
- Friday, December 14th, 2012
- Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
- Thursday, December 20th, 2012
- Friday, December 21st, 2012
During this holiday season, NYC Department of Transportation will again implement the Holiday Traffic Mitigation Plan. The Holiday Traffic Plan was developed in coordination with other agencies and includes nine NYC Gridlock Alert Days, as well as right turn restrictions and temporary adjustments to parking regulations at key locations in Midtown Manhattan. You might also find some lanes on North-South Avenues either blocked or not letting you change lanes. Good luck!
You can also expect NYC parking garage rates to be a bit higher during events such as the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony.
November 29, 2011
The annual tree lighting at Rockefeller Center is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Tree Lighting Schedule
7 – 9pm at West 48th – W 51st St between 5th & 6th Avenues
Nearby NYC Parking Garages
It could be your worst nightmare to drive near Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting 2011 on November 30th. But if you are driving and looking for Rockefeller Center parking, here are some NYC parking garages:
Ulltra Car Park — The Centurion, 33 W 56th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue
- $18 Enter after 5PM, Exit by 2AM.
- $32 for 2 hours
- $39 for 12 hours
- $10 surcharge for SUVs and oversized vehicles
Central Parking — Print out the coupon for this rate here
- $19 — 304 W 49 St between 8th & 9th Avenues
- $16 — 23 W 55 St between 5th & 6th Avenues
- $25 — 257 W 47th St between 7th & 8th Avenues
- $26 — 27 E 50th St between Madison & Park Avenues
If you want cheaper parking in NYC for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting 2011, look for an Evening Special Rate farther East near 3rd Ave, 2nd Ave, or even 1st Ave, or farther West towards 8th Ave or 9th Ave.
Things to Do Before the Tree Lighting
If you want to make a day of it, Rockefeller Center has an interactive trip planner so you can map out your route and make sure you don’t miss any of the fabulous attractions.