HALLMARK CHANNEL STARS ASHLEY WILLIAMS, BRENNAN ELLIOTT AND BARBARA NIVEN ARE HONORARY GUESTS AT LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT’S 21st ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY!
LEGOLAND® California Resort is honored to announce stars of Hallmark Channel, Ashley Williams, Brennan Elliott and Barbara Niven as this year’s special guests to light the brand-new LEGO® Christmas tree at the family theme park’s 21st annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1st, 2023
Williams is best known for her starring role on “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and her role as Victoria in the hit series, “How I Met Your Mother.” Williams has starred in more than 11 Hallmark original movies including the most recent Hallmark Channel premiere, “Notes of Autumn.”
Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL”) and Barbara Niven (“One Life to Live”) are both stars of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ new original ‘Miracles of Christmas’ movie, “Ms. Christmas Comes to Town”. Elliott and Niven are both well known for their roles on the network’s popular mystery series, “Crossword Mysteries”.
Williams, Elliott and Niven will help pull the switch that lights the family theme park’s newly unveiled 35-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree. Built brick by brick from more than 364,481 LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, it took a team of Master Model Builders nearly 3,000 hours to design and build.
At the ceremony, LEGOLAND California Resort will donate $50,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego and Southern California, on behalf of Williams, Elliott and Niven.
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides “a home away from home” to families who have a critically ill or injured child in a nearby local hospital and keeps them close to one another during a medical crisis. The house also provides free access to the resources, including meals, nap rooms, showers, kitchen equipment, computer rooms, laundry facilities and more so families can stay close to their hospitalized child.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the Park’s festive winter celebration, Holidays at LEGOLAND California Resort! Guests can experience LEGOLAND cheer on select dates now through Jan.7th with sparkling lights, festive treats and new holiday entertainment!
This year’s Holidays celebration at LEGOLAND® California Resort features festive décor, fireworks, sweet treats, new shows, fun photo ops, a brand new three-story LEGO® Christmas tree, and two exclusive new LEGO® costume characters: LEGO Snowman and LEGO Reindeer Girl. Plus, families can ring in 2023 with our annual Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st! All holiday activities are included with general Park admission on select dates.