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Tree Lighting Celebrations In Anaheim Ready Citizens For The Holiday Season
ANAHEIM, CA - (November 24, 2010) - Anaheim citizens and guests can enjoy upcoming tree lighting ceremonies to prepare for the holiday season. 

Friday, Dec. 3 at Twila Reid Park
3100 W. Orange (between Beach and Western)

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development (WAND) Council invites the community to the 13th Annual Holiday Magic Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The event includes a Christmas tree lighting ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m., with entertainment at 6 p.m.  Guests will welcome in the Christmas season with music, a visit from Santa, crafts, warm food and beverages, plus an opportunity for a child to be a part of the community Christmas tree lighting.  

The tree lighting event will also serve as a canned food drive, with donations to be shared with a needy organization.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in the canned food drive.  Attendees are also advised to dress warmly and bring their own chairs or blankets.

For additional information please contact Anna Lepkowski at 714-330-3778 or e-mail wandtreelighting@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Dec. 4 at Downtown Anaheim
Downtown Center Street Promenade

The young and young-at-heart can enjoy a day and evening full of Christmas and holiday cheer at the 17th Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village.  From 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Downtown Anaheim will be transformed into winter fun.  The Christmas tree, located in front of Anaheim Ice, will be lit at 5:45 p.m.  Attendees can enjoy a free snow play area, shopping and international food.  Bring your mittens and boots, and of course, a camera to capture all the memories.

For additional information please contact the Downtown Anaheim Association at 714-956-3586, or visit www.downtownanaheim.com.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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