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Anaheim Ducks and The Market Place Team Up To “Duck The Halls”

The Anaheim Ducks hockey team brings their holiday spirit to The Market Place with three holiday tree displays and family-fun activities

Irvine, CA – November 2014 – The Anaheim Ducks, will kick off the holiday season with three specially designed holiday trees at The Market Place this year. Shoppers, families and friends will be invited to join in on the festivities and check out the trees decorated by the Ducks team, as well as a meet-and-greet with an Anaheim Ducks player during the kick-off weekend with family-fun activities.

The “DUCK the Halls” merriment begins on Thursday, November 20, 2014 with the Ducks Game Watch Party from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join a special guest from the Ducks team to watch that evening’s game against the Vancouver Canucks live on a giant screen in the Edwards theater parking lot. The Ducks player will be joined by the mascot, Wild Wing, along with the Ducks Street Team and Power Players for meet and greets, giveaways and games with attendees. Pre-game festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to bring O.C.’s favorite hockey team to The Market Place this holiday season,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “This is the first time the Anaheim Ducks will join us for the holidays and we can’t wait for our guests to have some extra special holiday fun with the team.”

Families can enjoy the three, 35-foot trees that will twinkle to life for the holiday season. Inspired by the Ducks team, the three trees will each capture a separate element of the local hockey favorites: The Market Place will debut a Fan Tree, a Team Tree and a Wild Wing Tree complete with thousands of custom ornaments themed specifically for the Ducks and a one-of-a-kind, three-foot-tall glowing Wild Wing-inspired tree topper.

Each weekend, from November 29 – December 20, guests will be invited to enjoy strolling entertainment and special holiday activities for kids from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition, a Ducks-inspired photo backdrop, designed to look like you’re sitting beside the Ducks players on their bench during a game, offers families a great way to capture the “DUCK the Halls” fun. There will also be weekly giveaways stationed by the three holiday trees for amazing prizes including family four-packs of tickets to a Ducks game and a $500 The Market Place gift card.

Families can enjoy the holiday trees through January 4, 2015.

Visit www.HolidayStyleOC.com or call (714) 730-4124 for more details.

About The Market Place
One of Southern California’s most popular shopping centers, The Market Place is a 165-acre regional lifestyle shopping center known for offering the best-in-class in a variety of retail categories, including electronics, home furnishings and décor, sporting goods and more. Conveniently located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the center straddles the cities of Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place features more than 120 stores and notable restaurants, including Best Buy, Target, Orange County’s largest REI, Taco Rosa, G Burger, Bonefish Grill, Pieology, Veggie Grill and soon-to-open: Bondi Grill, TAPS Fish House and Urban Plates. For more information, please visit ShopTheMarketPlace.com.

About Anaheim Ducks and Hockey Club, LLC
The Anaheim Ducks are entering their 22nd National Hockey League campaign. The club was born in 1992 and played its first-ever game on Oct. 8, 1993 at Honda Center (then Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim). One of 30 NHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Ducks have played to over 90% capacity crowds in their history at the 17,174-seat Honda Center. On June 20, 2005, the Ducks franchise was purchased by Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli. By securing the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2007, the club became the first team from California to win hockey’s ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals three times (2003, 2006 & 2007) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club posted their best regular season record ever in 2013-14, finishing with the top mark in the Western Conference and winning a second consecutive Pacific Division title. Anaheim has qualified for the playoffs seven times in the last nine seasons.