The Grove celebrated its 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular this week. Performers Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, CeeLo Green, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Il Volo, and host Nancy O’Dell came out to bring in the holidays!
The Tree Lighting Ceremony featured additional appearances by The Top Hats, the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the 100-ft Christmas Tree, the season’s first “snowfall” and a fireworks finale.
The event was sponosred by Citi with additional sponsors Cadillac, Good Earth Tea, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” by New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM.
The ceremony was produced by Emmy Award Winning Brad Lachman (known for the Christmas in Rockefeller Center & Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade). It officially kicked off the holiday season in Los Angeles.