Christmas Stories: Dancing Down the Aisles in “Here Comes Santa Claus”
“Here Comes Santa Claus” is one of our largest numbers in the Christmas Spectacular featuring not only Rockettes in Santa suits, but some of the ensemble cast as well!
The entire number is immersive and full of energy! It holds a dear place in Rockette Megan’s heart because she gets to be, what we call, a “House Santa.” House Santas are the group of dancers in this scene that enter through the aisles of the House at Radio City, completely surprising the audience members in their seats.
“As we’re marching out, everyone is looking at the stage so they don’t expect that Santas are just going to suddenly appear in the aisles,” she explains.
Once the “House Santas” enter the scene, they get to interact with some of the audience members by stopping, picking an audience member, and shouting “So be good for goodness sake!” And it always makes for a truly special moment when we get lined up with a child in an aisle seat.
“There was a little boy last year and he grabbed my finger [and said] ‘Hi Santa!'” Megan shares. “I love when there are people in the aisle that just melt your heart.”
We perform this number many, many times during the busy holiday season, but it’s moments like this that make it unforgettable!
Join us for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular—the show is running now through January 6th at Radio City Music Hall!