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Ducks and The Market Place Team Up to “Duck The Halls”

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks will kick off the holiday season with three specially designed holiday trees at The Market Place. Shoppers, families and friends are invited to join in on the festivities and check out the trees decorated by the Ducks team, fans and the team mascot Wild Wing.

The “DUCK the HALLS” merriment begins Wednesday, Nov. 25 with the Anaheim Ducks Watch Party from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m outside the Edwards Theatre. Join a special Ducks guest to watch the evening’s game against the Arizona Coyotes (6 p.m.) live on two giant HD screens in the Edwards Theater parking lot after the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. The Ducks guest will be joined by Wild Wing, along with the Ducks Street Team and Power Players for a meet and greet, giveaways and games.

“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 three 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 Nov. 28 to Dec. 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 Ducks tickets, dinner at The Market Place and a $500 The Market Place gift card. Families can enjoy the holiday trees through Jan. 3, 2016. Visit www.HolidayStyleOC.com or call (714) 730-4124 for more details.

In addition to the tree lighting, the Irvine Spectrum Center Ice Rink Presented by the Anaheim Ducks is now open. For the 13th year in a row, families can enjoy a holiday skate on the outdoor rink at Giant Wheel Court through Feb. 15, 2016. The Center Ice Rink is open from 11 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. with extended skate sessions on select dates. For more information please call 949-748-8280 or visit SkateSpectrum.com.

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.

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