Grab blankets and folding chairs and nab a seat on the lawn underneath the neighborhood’s historic 100ft Norfolk Pine. Enjoy a display of thousands of twinkling lights and colorful ornaments while the kiddos rock around the tree to the tunes of the Surfin Santa band.
New this year, a European-style Holiday Pop-Up Market featuring local eateries and shops will set up around the tree, inviting patrons to grab a bite, some sips and a few gift-able goodies. Participants include Moniker General, Buona Forchetta, Venissimo Cheese, The LOT, Comickaze, Liberty Public Market’s Pasta Design and more. With an obstacle course courtesy of Kid Ventures, parents can let the kids loose while they relax and take in the wonders of the season. As the clock strikes 6:00 p.m., gather round to countdown the official tree lighting, lead by an Honored Patient Family from charity partner Rady Children’s Hospital. Liberty Station will also be hosting a toy drive for the hospital, and encourages visitors to bring an unwrapped toy to be distributed to some of the hospital’s most in-need patients.