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Fashion Island’s Tree Lighting Ceremony to feature Disneyland® Resort’s beloved characters

Fashion Island’s annual tree lighting event brings exclusive performances and a dazzling new show by the Disneyland® Resort to celebrate the holidays

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 2015) –  The spirit of the holiday season will shine brighter than ever before when Mickey Mouse and his pals help light up Fashion Island’s holiday tree on November 7 and 8. And this year, to honor their Diamond Celebration, our Disney friends will bring a touch of sparkle and new “dazzle” to their holiday tree lighting show, “Disney Holiday Magic.”  This festive occasion is fun for the whole family and features Disney music and character appearances – even a magical snowfall.

“We’re excited to bring our guests a bit of the special holiday magic that only the Disneyland® Resort offers with Mickey and his friends again this year,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “So many families look forward to this wonderful holiday tradition year after year.”

More than 10,000 guests are expected to arrive during both evenings to watch Mickey Mouse and his pals in exclusive holiday performances at Fashion Island as the only location in Southern California to feature the beloved characters at a tree lighting ceremony outside of the Disneyland® Resort. The complimentary festivities will be held in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. on both evenings.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8

WHERE: Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at Fashion Island

405 Fwy. South to 73 Fwy. to MacArthur Blvd. exit;

proceed toward beach and follow signs to Fashion Island.

From MacArthur, turn right on San Joaquin Hills Rd. then left on Santa Rosa to Fashion Island. The center is encircled by Newport Center Drive.

Additionally, the tree will be lit up with Disney-orchestrated music each evening at 5 p.m. through the holiday season.

About Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort
Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort has always been a perfect time for making magical memories with family and friends. But this year, from November 13 through January 6, the spirit of the season takes on the added dazzle of the Diamond Celebration!

In Disneyland® Park, cheer with delight as you watch the festive “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade by day and catch Paint the Night Parade after dark. Then be awed by another Diamond Celebration nighttime spectacular—Disneyland Forever, a street-to-sky immersive experience combining fireworks with amazing visual effects. Over in Disney California Adventure® Park, bask in the glow of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land, both decked out in holiday décor. And in Paradise Pier, home to the nightly World of Color show, enjoy the festivities of Disney ¡Viva Navidad!—featuring traditional Hispanic holiday cuisine and entertainment and culminating in a very special Three Kings Day celebration in January.

This year, Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort shines brighter than ever during the Diamond Celebration. Don’t miss a single, unforgettable moment of this sparkling season of magic, wonder and joy.

About Fashion Island
As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With 15 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Nespresso, Urban Decay, Nike Women’s, SoulCycle, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as Sushi Roku, FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, CUCINA enoteca, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R+D Kitchen. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.