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Liberty Station Tree Lighting-Salute to the Season and Nutcracker Tea Party

San Diego CA—  Liberty Station invites the community to celebrate the season at its 2019 Salute the Season main event, the Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities, taking place in the North Promenade on Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 9 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a magical evening of the iconic 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lighting as well as live entertainment, festive firetruck rides, free photos with Santa, and The Grinch movie showing. Salute the Season will continue with more celebrations, including The Nutcracker Tea on Sunday, Dec. 15, and Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station through Sunday, Jan. 5.

“Each year, we’re delighted to bring the community together to celebrate the season of joy with their friends and family,” said Laurie Albrecht, executive director of Liberty Station Community Association. “Our annual Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities are at a site so rich in culture, community, and history and it has become a beloved San Diego tradition. We’re thrilled to be able to spread the holiday magic again this year.”

The evening will begin with live entertainment at 4 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., guests will gather around the 88-foot Norfolk Pine in the North Promenade to watch it come alive with holiday spirit as a Rady Children’s Hospital patient family lights the towering tree from top to bottom. Following the lighting, event goers are encouraged to stop by one of Liberty Station’s restaurants for a bite to eat. Then, everyone is welcome to set up lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an outdoor viewing of The Grinch that will be projected onto a sail movie screen custom-made by a local craftsman. Ice skating at Rady Children’s Ice Rink in Central Promenade will be open for the entire evening.

For more information about this year’s Salute the Season events, visit www.libertystation.com/events/salute-the-season. To stay connected with Liberty Station, visit Facebook/LibertyStationSD, Instagram @libertystation, and Twitter @liberty_station.

Nutcracker Tea Party Returns, Sunday, Dec. 15

Liberty Station invites the community to immerse themselves in the magic of The Nutcracker with an interactive performance by the San Diego Ballet, pictures with Santa, tasty treats, hot cocoa, and other festivities –

Liberty Station announces the return of the 2nd Annual Nutcracker Tea Party at Building 177 on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Locals and visitors are invited once again to partake in the magic of the holiday season with a family-friendly event, encompassing a joyous afternoon of a narrated performance of The Nutcracker by San Diego Ballet, scrumptious treats and hot cocoa, photo opportunities with Santa, an interactive demonstration by the Ballet, and much more! Tickets are $55 and are available for purchase here.

“Liberty Station is delighted to bring back The Nutcracker Tea Party for the community’s little ones and the kids at heart during our Salute the Season holiday festivities,” said Laurie Albrecht, director of the Liberty Station Community Association. “When we brought this event to the community for the first-time last year, we knew it would become a beloved tradition. Liberty Station’s Building 177 transforms into a whimsical winter wonderland for attendees of all ages to gather and celebrate the season, while fully engaging in an interactive performance of The Nutcracker by the San Diego Ballet, a Liberty Station tenant.”