The 2013 Old Globe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. / The Old Globe's Copley Plaza

The eighth annual Old Globe Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Designed by Grinch scenic designer John Lee Beatty, the unique tree will be located in the center of the Globe Plaza and will remain for the run of the show.  

This FREE fun family event will feature a special live performance by members of the Grinch cast and a delightful holiday snowfall on the Globe's Copley Plaza.  
 
Although the event is free, reservations are required. Reservations can be made by contacting the Box Office at (619) 23-GLOBE or Tickets@TheOldGlobe.org.

Once again, one lucky child will be crowned “Santa for a Day” at the event.  Parents of children aged 3 – 12 may submit their child’s drawing expressing what the holidays mean to them and their family to be entered in the Globe’s “Santa for a Day” contest.  The randomly selected winner will receive a VIP Family Four-Pack to attend the 4:30 p.m. performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on Nov. 17 and, directly after the show, assist the Grinch on stage with the lighting of the tree at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

To enter, parents may snap a photo of their child’s drawing with your phone and email it to Contest@TheOldGlobe.org.  Drawings may also be delivered in person to the Globe Box Office or mailed to “Santa for a Day” Contest, P.O. Box 122171, San Diego, CA 92112.  All submissions will be posted online on The Old Globe’s Facebook page.  Contest entries will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 13, and the winner will be announced on the Globe’s Facebook page on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

All entries must include the name and age of the child and a parent or guardian’s phone.  One winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by Nov. 13.  Only one entry per child will be accepted.  Families with multiple children may submit multiple drawings.  Submitted drawings will not be returned.

 



Publicity Photos

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch greets the audience at the Globe's 2011 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Steve Blanchard as The Grinch greets the audience at the Globe's 2011 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
The cast of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! performs at the Globe's 2011 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by Jeffrey Weiser.
The eighth annual Tree Lighting takes place on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m and kicks off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.