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Production Information

Although tickets are on sale, this performance of Christmas Tree Lighting 2013 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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8th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Sunday, November 17 - Sunday, November 17

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



November 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
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 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.

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 4:30 p.m. on the evening of November 17, 2013. The event starts at 6:00 p.m., and we will admit stand-by patrons as space on our plaza permits.

8th 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 17.

*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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