Downtown will shine this holiday season with the holiday tree lighting at L.A. LIVE & first skate on outdoor public ice skating rink

by laliveinsider on Tue., Dec 01 at 12:01 PM

Grand Opening of LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE and Performances by LeAnn Rimes and Sheila E. Help to Launch AEG's Season of Giving

WHAT: Please join us Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. for the debut of L.A. LIVE's spectacular holiday LED multi-media presentation, official tree lighting ceremony, grand opening of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE (L.A. LIVE's first-ever outdoor public ice skating rink) and special performances by GRAMMY award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes, and Shelia E. and the E Family featuring the Family Drum Core. The Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony will also kick off Season of Giving* - AEG's initiative being launched to provide fundraising and awareness opportunities for charities and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. Throughout the month of December, a different charity or non-profit organization will be honored at the skating rink each night as part of AEG's Season of Giving* initiative.

The evening will also mark the season's first lighting of the festive holiday lights displayed along the streets throughout the L.A. LIVE district featuring 75,000 lights that adorn 50 ten-foot angels along with over 265,000 snowfall LED lights covering 150 trees.

The LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE skating rink will be open to the public from December 3-31; general admission is $10 and includes skate rentals. The rink will measure 70 feet by 50 feet and can accommodate 200 skaters at one time. For more information, visit

WHO: Recording superstar LeAnn Rimes performing a classic holiday song
Sheila E. and the E Family featuring the Family Drum Core performing Little Drummer Boy
Tony O, Resident DJ on \"The Ellen DeGeneres Show\"
Tim Leiweke, CEO and President, AEG
City Councilmember Jan Perry
Hockey Hall of Famer and Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille

WHEN: Thursday, December 3
5:30 p.m. Media check-in L.A. LIVE plaza
6:00 p.m. Ceremony begins
6:25 p.m. Holiday tree lighting

WHERE: Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE
800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking for news vans is available at the outlet's reserved parking location in STAPLES Center's Lot 1, located off Chick Hearn Court/11th Street and Georgia Street


  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • The inaugural opening of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE skating rink
  • Performance of holiday song by LeAnn Rimes
  • Santa Claus
  • Coca-Cola ice-skating polar bear
  • Bailey, LA Kings mascot
  • Sheila E. and the E family performance of \"Drummer Boy\"
  • Elite figure skating performance
  • Fusion Youth Synchronized Skating Team
  • Holiday LED Presentation on 11 giant LED screens in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE
  • 75,000 lights that adorn 50 ten-foot angels throughout the L.A. LIVE district
  • 150 trees that surround the district and will be covered with an additional 265,400 snowfall LED lights

MORE: Season of Giving is an initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness in support of non-profit organizations working on issues of hunger, homelessness and healthcare. During the month of December, a different non-profit organization will be highlighted during a brief program at the Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE.


December 4
City of Hope Awareness Night and bone marrow donation screenings

December 8
Feeding America Awareness Event, canned food drive and concert by Willie Nelson

December 12
Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys Recognition Night

December 16
KLOS Christmas Concert to benefit the Midnight Mission

Beginning December 3, please visit for a full list of events and up to date information on Season of Giving.

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