The holidays will kick off this coming Saturday, November 19th at the annual Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting event at Promenade Temecula. This year, the center will offer something for the whole family with a throw-back 1960's thematic program featuring none other than Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
"Our Tree Lighting event continues to be one of the most exciting programs we produce all year," says Jeff Kurtz, General Manager of Promenade Temecula. "We plan months in advance to strike the right balance for young and old, alike."
This year the program that begins at 6pm in the Plaza Courtyard, will be hosted by Henry Prego as Frank Sinatra and Joe Scalissi as Dean Martin. "The idea was to bring the romance of the holidays back to the season with classic music, good humor and a sense of authenticity," added Kurtz, "and for the kids, we have special character appearances by Rudolph, his pal Hermie, and Bumble, the abominable snowman (all from the 1960's classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.)"
Children will also surprise and delight at the free tree shaped light wands to be distributed beginning at 6pm.
The event will begin with holiday performances from local talent including:
• Vista Murrieta Jazz Choir, directed by Jeniffer Page
• Temecula Dance Company, directed by Erik Saradpon
• Resonate! , directed by Vangee Gunn
Then at 7pm Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin will take the stage and bring us back to an era of song, dance, family and fun. Santa is expected to join in the hijinx and help light up the night and the Plaza Tree with an explosion of twinkling lights, music and fireworks!
Rounding out the evening, the show will close with a finale of magical snowfall as children rush to explore the wonders of the season ahead.
Families are encouraged to arrive early, enjoy dinner at one of the seven restaurants located at the center and expect a standing room only event. There will be no lawn chairs permitted, but a handicap area will be designated for guests with physical disabilities.
About Promenade Temecula
Promenade Temecula is an indoor/outdoor regional lifestyle shopping center located in Temecula, California. The center's anchor stores include Macy's, Macy's Men's, Children & Home, JCPenney, Sears and Regal Edwards 15 Cinemas.
In addition to its indoor shopping experience, Promenade Temecula features a fresh, outdoor "Main Street" style plaza offering more than 170 premier shops including Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Apple, and Coach; as well as a large variety of sit-down restaurants including Yard House and Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar.
About Forest City
For more information about the newest stores and holiday events at Promenade Temecula, visit www.promenadetemecula.com.
Promenade Temecula is co-owned and managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed national real estate company.
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