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CHRISTMAS TREE AT LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT!
ACTRESS STANA KATIC
FROM THE HIT TV SHOW “CASTLE”
LIGHTS THE LEGO® CHRISTMAS TREE AT
LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT!
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles receives $10,000 on Katic’s behalf
from the Family Theme Park!
CARLSBAD, Calif. – LEGO® castle ornaments…the star of “Castle” TV show and a new hotel in the horizon…see a theme here? People’s Choice award winning actress Stana Katic and her 5-year-old niece Sophia helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND® California Resort during the 14th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California.
The LEGO Christmas tree stands 30-foot tall, is created out of more than 245,000 green DUPLO® bricks, features more than 400 LEGO ornaments and sparkles with more than 11,000 LED lights. In honor of the new Castle Hotel breaking ground in January, Master Model Builders created 15 new LEGO castle ornaments that hung from the enormous LEGO Christmas tree.
Katic, popularly known for her starring role as NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett in the ABC hit series “Castle,” spent the day enjoying all the attractions at LEGOLAND with her niece and said she was thrilled to be a part of the ceremony and to see the new hotel.
“I hope we get an invite to come back and be one of the first to visit the Castle Hotel,” said Katic.
At the ceremony, LEGOLAND California Resort donated $10,000 on Katic’s behalf to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a nonprofit pediatric academic medical center dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treats more children with complex health conditions than any other hospital in Southern California.
“To me, it’s amazing if you can invest in a child’s health and education because then we are taking care of the next hundred years of our existence,” said Katic.
“Children’s Hospital Los Angeles relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children,” said Vice President of Foundation Development for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Robert Weiner. “It is an honor to receive this donation from Stana and LEGOLAND California Resort as it helps us continue to provide the best possible care for children.”
Guests at the ceremony were not only treated to a sneak peek of the new LEGO NINJAGO rooms coming to LEGOLAND Hotel next year, but also saw new renderings of the Castle Hotel breaking ground in January and, of course, had a visit from Santa!
The tree lighting ceremony is part of LEGOLAND California Resort’s winter celebration, Holidays at LEGOLAND California. Now through January 1, 2017, Heartlake City has been transformed into a winter wonderland for guests to enjoy. Kids can sing and dance as they watch the LEGO Friends live holiday show and join in building activities in the Heartlake City stables. Occasional snow flurries and a traveling brass band playing festive bluegrass music will fill Heartlake City with the feeling of winter. Guests can also enjoy character meet and greets with LEGO Santa and a LEGO toy soldier and collect holiday inspired pop badges. Plus, families can ring in 2017 with San Diego’s biggest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. All Holidays activities are included with regular Park admission.
In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating its 70th Anniversary of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.
Owner and General Manager, Carrie Theis, announced today the hotels 2017 packages. Hofsas House Celebrates 70 Years:
Celebrate Hofsas House Hotels 70th Anniversary (and Carmel-By-The-Sea’s 101st anniversary!) with our History Tour! Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens. At the end of the tour, you’ll feel like a local. If people book The Celebrate 70 Years package, you will also receive the book called “Stories of Old Carmel, a Centennial Tribute.”
Cost is $25 per person. When booking use promotion code: 70thANNI Third Nig…
As the Siena Hotel Reno transforms to the all-new Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, one of the featured attractions will be the addition of the 24,000 sq. ft. Bundox Bocce. (Pronounced: BOON-docks BOCH-ee)
Featuring seven indoor bocce courts, two outdoor bocce courts, skeeball and shuffleboard, full bar, restaurant and two private party rooms, Bundox Bocce will be an entertainment destination for those seeking some spirited competition in a casual atmosphere. A vibrant environment with bright colors, vintage wall murals, state of the art sound system and large screen monitors makes Bundox Bocce a great place to roll a few frames of Bocce, or just relax with friends and watch the game.
Now accepting bookings for parties and group events from 15 to 500, this is an opportunity to experience this unique attraction before it opens to the general public in Spring 2017. To book a private event the public may contact the Bundox Bocce group sales team at 775.321.5877 or email info@bundoxbocce…