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Production Information

Although tickets are on sale, this performance of Christmas Tree Lighting is currently not available online. Online availability for some performances may change if you login. If you are unable to purchase tickets online after logging in, please contact our Ticket Services Office at 619-23-Globe (234-5623) to purchase tickets.

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7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Sunday, November 18 - Sunday, November 18

There are a limited number of tickets to this free event!*



November 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Copley Plaza

The seventh 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 there for the run of the show.

This FREE fun family event will feature a special live performance by members of the Grinch cast, Christmas carols and delightful holiday snowfall on the Globe's Copley Plaza.

Call The Old Globe Box Office at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) or send an email to to make reservations. Reservations are limited to four per household.

We have currently reached the allotted capacity for reservations for this event. While we are unable to accept any further reservations, you are welcome to join our stand-by line on the evening of the event. Stand-bys will be able to line up starting as early as 4:30pm on the evening of November 18, 2012. The event starts at 6:00pm, and we will admit stand-by patrons as space on our plaza permits.

7th Annual Tree Lighting Information:
The event takes place outdoors on Copley Plaza, rain or shine – please dress accordingly.
This event is standing room only. There is limited seating available on our plaza.
The total run time of this event is approximately 15-20 minutes.
The event is open to all ages.

As always, please remember to allow at least one hour in Balboa Park to find parking and make your way to the theatre.

We look forward to seeing you on November 18th.
Ticket Services

*You must have a confirmed reservation to be admitted. Space is limited and tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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