Rockefeller Center® 2022 ‘Love At The Center’ Celebration To Feature Flowers, Chocolates, Jewelry, and More This Valentine’s Day
Annual ‘Flower Flash’ Will Bring Thousands Of Vibrant Blooms by Lewis Miller to Rockefeller Plaza and Top Of The Rock 30 Rockefeller Plaza to be lit “Tiffany Blue” in Collaboration With Tiffany & Co. ‘Blue Is The Color Of Love’ Campaign
New York, NY (February 8, 2022) – Rockefeller Center today announced its annual “Love at the Center” celebration, offering heart-warming activations and giveaways, as well as limited-edition items and edible treats throughout February. On Valentine’s Day, famed botanical artist Lewis Miller will return with a new iteration of his Flower Flash, decorating a 23-foot, 14,000-pound backhoe on Rockefeller Plaza with an overflow of exquisite flowers. The festivities will continue with a surprise and delight from chocolatier Raaka on the Plaza, and themed activations by Tiffany & Co., including an on-site floral giveaway and the illumination of Rockefeller Center in “Tiffany blue.” Additionally, in partnership with The Salvation Army, the Center will present the Love Beyond Valentine’s Day interactive experience, inspiring guests to perform acts of love for their community.
Rockefeller Center has a long-standing history as a landmark of love, and is regularly the backdrop for the romantic moments had by New Yorkers, as well as visitors who travel to the Center for this very reason. Just last year, Rockefeller Center was the site of 128 proposals and 81 wedding ceremonies at locations including the Rink, Top of the Rock, the Rainbow Room, and 620 Loft & Garden (not including spontaneous proposals). The Center also hosted complimentary weddings and receptions for five lucky couples during the annual Love Above All celebration of Pride.
“Taking in the view from Top of the Rock, sharing something sweet from one of our shops, holding hands for a spin around The Rink, exchanging vows at the Rainbow Room—for generations, Rockefeller Center has been synonymous with romance,” said EB Kelly, Managing Director at Tishman Speyer and Head of Rockefeller Center. “We’re proud to celebrate love in all its forms this year, welcoming New Yorkers for a joyful, unexpected experience that will make for lasting memories.”
The following Valentine’s Day-themed activations and offerings will be found throughout Rockefeller Center this month, in addition to a few additional surprises:
Tiffany & Co. Paints Rockefeller Center Blue for “Blue is the Color of Love” (February 13 and February 14) – Iconic luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. will present a flower stand February 13 and 14 from 12pm-5pm at the Center’s Channel Gardens, offering free flowers to guests. At 5pm on February 14, 30 Rockefeller Plaza will be lit in Tiffany Blue® as part of the jeweler’s Blue is the Color of Love campaign, which will illuminate destinations across the country that have inspired grand gestures of love throughout their history.
Flower Flash by Lewis Miller (February 14) – Artist Lewis Miller’s Flower Flash, a botanical takeover of commonly found objects, will return to Rockefeller Center this year. Last year’s Flower Flash featured an ice cream truck decorated with thousands of multi-colored roses, hydrangeas, daffodils, and chrysanthemums. This year, visitors to Rockefeller Center will find a 14,000 pound, 23-foot floral-adorned backhoe on the Plaza, and an additional heart-shaped Flower Flash at Top of the Rock.
Love Beyond Valentine’s Day with The Salvation Army (February 13 and February 14) – In partnership with The Salvation Army, Rockefeller Center will host Love Beyond Valentine’s Day on the North Plaza, from 10am to 5pm. Visitors can enter the nearly 10-foot tall open-air “gift box,” where they will learn about the heartwarming acts of service and selflessness The Salvation Army proudly provides to communities around the world. Love Beyond Valentine’s Day is free and open to the public. Each guest will have a chance to make an impact on their community with a donation to The Salvation Army at the end of their visit.
Limited-Edition Retail Offerings
- FAO Schwarz: Plush Husky with red heart-shaped glasses.
- Kate Spade New York: Various heart-shaped products, including totes, clothing and jewelry.
- LEGO: Lego roses kit available.
- NBC Store: NBC Valentine’s Day collection features everything from t-shirts, mugs, blankets and more from your favorite shows.
- Pineider: A carnation included with every purchase from February 9 to February 14.
Special Food & Beverage Offerings
- Café Grumpy: On February 14, their Rockefeller Center outpost will offer $2 ‘Heartbreaker’ espresso shots, along with ‘Heartbreaker’espresso beans ($14 per bag). In addition to crafted beverage specials such as a Cardamom Rose Latte, Rose Hot Chocolate and Honey Hot Latte, Café Grumpy offers gifting options including a $38 sustainable coffee set and mini jute bags of two 12oz coffee bags.
- City Winery: A special passion fruit mulled wine will be available.
- Dough: Heart-shaped donuts available February 11 to 14 with limited-edition flavors such as Boston cream, hibiscus-glaze, and a cream cheese-filled Red Heart donut topped with cheesecake and red velvet crumbs.
- Lodi: Ignacio Mattos’ new all-day restaurant will serve a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner menu accompanied by aperitivi and classic cocktails, such as their Rockefeller Martini, from their recently launched bar program.
- Magnolia Bakery: Chocolate-covered, strawberry-flavored pudding available.
- Raaka: The chocolatier will offer an in-store floral pop-up with Stems, as well as limited-availability Valentine’s Day flavors and a gift set including Raaka’s new Botanical Collection (Rose Cardamom, Jasmine Mint and Hibiscus Cinnamon). Additionally, Raaka collaborates with fellow Rockefeller Center partner Dough on an exclusive heart-shaped donut featuring Raaka strawberry swirl bars and strawberry white chocolate, available in limited quantities on Valentine’s Day only.
- Additional heart-shaped products, packaging and gift sets are available at La Maison du Chocolat, Sugarfina and Teuscher.
In 2021, Rockefeller Center presented its “Love Above All” weddings contest, created to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community during Pride. Five New York couples were selected to marry at Top of the Rock on Saturday, June 26, 2021, the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States. The celebrations included complimentary wedding ceremonies, receptions, and photoshoots at Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock.
“There have been so many special moments for us at Rockefeller Center, so when we were selected as one of five couples to get married as part of Love Above All, it was literally a dream come true, said Eddie Rosenbaum and Dr. Donelle Cummings. “From our intimate ceremony at 620 Loft & Garden, feeling like stars walking down the Rainbow Walkway, enjoying a private show by the elegant Alexis Michelle in the Rainbow Room, and having our wedding photos taken at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center continues to make our dreams come true and will forever hold a very special memory of our love for each other.”
“We are so grateful to everyone involved in selecting us as a couple to get married at Rockefeller Center during Pride Weekend. The entire day was absolute perfection,” said Christian O’Brien and Robert Furler. “Our families and friends were elated to celebrate love in the greatest city in the world! Love above all, always and in all ways.”
“Our wedding at Rockefeller Center was the best day of our lives, and the most magical New York experience we could have dreamed of,” said Chelsea Powell & Mia Ibrahim.