The Anaheim Ducks hockey team brings their holiday spirit to The Market Place with three holiday tree displays and family-fun activities. 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 organization, as well as a meet-and-greet with an Anaheim Ducks special guest during the kick-off weekend with family-fun activities.
The “DUCK the Halls” merriment begins on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 with the Ducks Game Watch Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join a special guest from the Ducks team to watch that evening’s game against the Arizona Coyotes live on a giant screen in the Edwards theater parking lot before the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. The Ducks special guest 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.
“We are thrilled to bring O.C.’s favorite hockey team to The Market Place again this holiday season,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “This is the second 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 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 28 – December 19, 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. Guests can also enter to win The Ultimate Fan package of four (4) Ducks tickets, dinner at The Market Place and a $500 The Market Place gift card.
Families can enjoy the holiday trees through January 3, 2016.
Visit 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, the country’s largest See’s Candies, TAPS Fish Market & Brewery, Taco Rosa, G Burger, Bonefish Grill, Veggie Grill, Class 302 Café and Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information, please visit ShopTheMarketPlace.com.
About the Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are now in their 23rd season in the National Hockey League. 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 also became the first team from California to win hockey’s ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals four times (2003, 2006, 2007 & 2015) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club clinched its third consecutive Pacific Division title and fourth in franchise history (2007, 2013, 2014, & 2015) last season. Anaheim has qualified for the playoffs eight times in the last 10 campaigns.