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Liberty Station Hosts 2018 ‘Salute the Season’ Holiday Celebrations

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Marquee Event: Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities, November 30

Celebrate the season at Liberty Station with an 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lighting, pictures with Santa, ice skating, shopping from local markets more

San Diego CALiberty Station announces its 2018 Salute the Season main event, the Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities taking place in the North Promenade on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy the iconic 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lighting, live entertainment, a viewing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and more! Salute the Season continues through January with more seasonal celebrations, including Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station through Sunday, Jan. 6.
“Our annual Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities is the perfect way for families to kick off the holidays, offering all of the timeless holiday traditions that make this time of year so special,” said Rick Wilson, executive director of Liberty Station Community Association. “After the tree lighting, Salute the Season will continue on with more holiday celebrations for loved ones to create memories and partake in the joy of the season.”
The Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities brings the community together to enjoy the 88-foot Norfolk Pine in the North Promenade coming to life with holiday spirit. Live entertainment will kick off the evening at 5 p.m., with the tree lighting starting at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy the tree lighting ceremony as a patient family of Rady Children’s Hospital lights the towering Christmas tree from top to bottom. Following the tree lighting, peruse the neighborhood and grab a bite from the neighborhood eateries before the outdoor viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which will be projected onto a custom-made sail by a local craftsman. Ice skating at Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station will be open the whole evening for families and the community to enjoy.
See below for a schedule of other activities happening throughout Salute the Season:
Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station | Saturday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 6
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station will kick off the holiday season with an outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 and closing Sunday, Jan. 6. The ice rink will stay open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except on Thanksgiving and Christmas! Net proceeds benefit psychosocial services in the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Throughout the season, tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children. Punch cards for five visits are available for $50!
Shop Artists with a Creative Twist | Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18
Looking for gifts for the art lover in your life? Shop art and art classes as gifts for the holidays at participating resident artists’ studios, museums and galleries at Liberty Station from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the inaugural Shop Artists event.
Salute the Season Celebration with Santa and Friends | Saturday, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22
Every Saturday of the month before Dec. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., friends and family are invited to Liberty Station to celebrate the holidays and take pictures with Santa! In addition to a visit from Saint Nick, the Salute the Season Celebration with Santa and Friends will provide live entertainment including bands and carolers for all to enjoy!
Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting | Monday, Dec. 3
In partnership with the Chabad Centers of Pacific Beach and Downtown, Liberty Station invites the community to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting in the Central Promenade from 5 to 9 p.m. The Hanukkah Celebration will encompass music, photo opportunities, and more!
Friday Night Liberty’s Holiday Extravaganza | Friday, Dec. 7
Connect with working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and musical performances as well as engage with museums and galleries during this holiday-themed version of Liberty Station’s free monthly art open-house event. While you’re there, be on the lookout for unique holiday gifts for your loved ones!
The Nutcracker Tea Party with Santa | Sunday, Dec. 16
Liberty Station Community Association presents the magical story of the Nutcracker at an afternoon of tea from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. near the Central Promenade. Families are invited to celebrate the spirit of Christmas at The Nutcracker Tea Party with tea, hot cocoa, cookies, an interactive performance of the Nutcracker and a visit from a special guest from the North Pole, Santa! More details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Free Day of Dance | Wednesday, Dec. 26
The Arts District’s Dorothea Laub Dance Place will offer a free day of classes for dance enthusiasts of all levels and abilities! Meet the instructors and take sample classes during this annual dance presented by San Diego Dance Connect, Malashock Dance, San Diego Ballet and San Diego Dance Theater.
 
For more information about this year’s Salute the Season events or for more neighborhood news, visit www.libertystation.com. For updates about the neighborhood, connect on Facebook/LibertyStationSD, Instagram @libertystation, or Twitter @liberty_station.

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Liberty Station Hosts 2018 ‘Salute the Season’ Holiday Celebrations