L.A. LIVE is the ultimate holiday destination for family fun, entertainment & holiday festivitiesby laliveinsider on Thu., Nov 29 at 01:00 PM
L.A. LIVE KICKED OFF CELEBRATIONS LAST NIGHT WITH
THE 5TH ANNUAL L.A. LIVE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
WITH PERFORMANCES BY BARRY MANILOW, CODY SIMPSON,
SARAH BRIGHTMAN & MORE
NOKIA PLAZA L.A. LIVE FEATURES CITY'S LARGEST OUTDOOR
PUBLIC ICE SKATING RINK & 66-FOOT HOLIDAY TREE
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
AEG'S SEASON OF GIVING WILL HONOR VARIOUS CHARITY OR
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT LA KINGS HOLIDAY ICE AT L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2012) - Los Angeles' biggest, brightest and free-to-the-public holiday destination is Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. Last night, L.A. LIVE kicked off its holiday festivities with its 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, which aired live on KNBC and AXS TV and featured performances from Barry Manilow, Cody Simpson, Sara Brightman, Ozomatli, Eric Benet, Boney James, The Canadian Tenors, USC Orchestra & Choir, Arturo Sandoval & Monica Mancini, Jessarae and musical director Gregg Field. Photos from last night's event can be found at AP/Invision.
Starting today and throughout the month of December, guests at L.A. LIVE will be treated to a one-stop holiday destination in the heart of Los Angeles. The LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE, the city's largest outdoor ice skating rink, will offer a festive holiday activity for Los Angeles residents while L.A. LIVE's spectacular holiday LED multi-media presentation on all 13 giant outdoor video screens, will present guests an awe-inspiring holiday light show throughout the month.
One of L.A. LIVE's most unique traditions is the LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola - the 132'x80' outdoor ice skating rink located within Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. The skating surface is even bigger than last year's rink and is the perfect holiday outing! The rink will be open to the from November 24 - January 2, weekdays from 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and on weekends from 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. General admission skate rentals are $13, Groups of 10 or more people are $10 and Military, Seniors and Kids Under 7 are $6. For more information, visit www.lalive.com/holidayice.
The centerpiece of Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE is a 66-foot artificial Sequoia tree with over 120,000 cool white LED mini lights, placed in the center of the ice rink so everyone can skate around it. The streets all around L.A. LIVE will also sparkle during the holiday season with over 75,000 festive lights along the streets that adorn 50 ten-foot angels and over 265,000 snowfall LED lights covering 150 trees.
Since the holidays are also a time to give back, AEG's annual holiday charitable initiative, Season of Giving has again been launched to provide fundraising and awareness opportunities for charities, foundations and non-profit organizations based in the Los Angeles area. Throughout the month of December, a different charity, foundation or non-profit organization will be honored nightly at 6:15 p.m. at the skating rink as part of AEG's Season of Giving initiative. In the last three years, over 100 charities and non-profit organizations.
L.A. LIVE's quintessential holiday offering will shine a bright light on all that the holidays should represent Ì¶ fun activities for the whole family and charitable giving!
2012 Season of Giving Presentation Schedule (Partial)
*Events unless otherwise noted will start at 6:15 p.m. and take place at the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE. Please visit www.aegseasonofgiving.com for more information.
- November 28 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at L.A. Live and Grand Opening of L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Rink / Launch Season of Giving at 7:00 p.m.
- November 29 Para Los Niños Night
- November 30 AEG Service Day at Harte Prep Elementary School
- December 1 Special Olympics Night
- December 2 Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Night
- December 3 Habitat For Humanity Night
- December 4 Kings Care Foundation Day
- December 6 Kings Care Foundation Day with Wednesday's Child
- December 7 Weingart East LA YMCA Night
- December 8 Kings Care Foundation Day at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
- December 9 Chabad of California Night with lighting of Chanukah candles at 6:15 p.m.
- December 9 PADRES Contra El Cáncer Night
- December 10 Mattel Children's Foundation with Winter Wonderland at 10th Street Elementary School at 11:00 a.m. (Off-Site)
- December 11 Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Night
- December 12 Baby Buggy Night with Disney on Ice includes celebrity red carpet skating event and reception at 5:00 p.m.
- December 13 Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center Night & KLOS Charity Christmas Concert featuring The Doobie Brothers at the Nokia Theatre
- December 14 YOYO School of Hip-Hop Night
- December 15 Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys / KJLH Benefit Concert at Nokia Theatre
- December 15 Salvation Army Rock for the Kettle Concert with Owl City performance on Chick Hearn Street at 7:30 p.m
- December 16 The Red Cross Night, featuring a concert by David Koss to raise donations for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
- December 17 I.Am.Angel.Foundation Night with on-ice presentation by will.i.am
- December 18 Boys and Girls Club of America Night with on-ice presentation by A.C. Green
- December 19 Inner-City Arts Night
- December 20 Make-A-Wish Foundation Night
- December 21 Asian Heritage Night at the Clippers Game, benefiting Korean Youth Community Center, SIPA, Little Tokyo Service Center and Chinatown Service Center
- December 22 Autism Speaks Night
- December 23 Playworks Night
- December 27 LA Regional Food Bank Night
- December 28 Girls Today, Women Tomorrow Night
- December 29 Jenesse Center Night
- December 30 Ability First Night
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