The Americana at Brand held its annual Christmas tree lighting event with a pre-show performance by Disney’s a cappella sensation DCappella and a special performance from the cast of For the Record and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ production of “Love Actually Live.” The evening culminated with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the 100-foot tall Christmas tree followed by falling snow and bursting fireworks. The evening’s show was produced by Mirrored Media and presented by Keck Medical of USC with supporting sponsors, The Lincoln Motor Company and Uber. 

“Love Actually Live” cast members included actress and singer Rumor Willis, Pitch Perfect star Kelley Jakie, Broadway actor and American Idol contestant Zak Resnick, and NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert star, Justin Sargent. 

Following the tree lighting, the Americana at Brand continued the festivities with the opening of Santa’s House in The Green. Guests were able to have a magical experience at Santa’s House throughout the holidays with live entertainment, holiday treats, and photos that could be easily emailed and shared on social media.

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In its tenth year, The Americana at Brand fuses world-class retail, dining and entertainment experiences, luxury housing and stunning landscaping to create one of Southern California’s most distinctive urban destinations. The iconic Caruso property is built around a grand, two-acre green, replete with a choreographed dancing water fountain and a historic red trolley transporting guests around the property. This dynamic setting attracts the world’s finest and most successful retailers including Nordstrom. Tory Burch, Barneys New York, David Yurman, J.Crew, Topshop Topman, Tiffany & Co., and Apple, whose locations at the Americana at Brand are often among the best-performing in their portfolios. Famed international dumpling house, Din Tai Fung, joined the property in November 2013, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak arrived in March 2014, in November 2016 The Tsujita, one of Jonathan Gold’s “101 Best Restaurants 2016,” joined the property’s acclaimed dining offerings. Sophisticated living defines The Americana at Brand Luxury Apartments, where nearly 350 apartment and condominium homes are poised atop the retail spaces, and residents enjoy unparalleled amenities, services from a world-class concierge team, and access to the best offerings from the Americana at Brand and beyond. The property serves the Greater Los Angeles area from its prime location in the heart of Glendale, which Curbed named as its 2013 Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year, and has become a central catalyst for accelerating revitalization in the local and surrounding community. Shopping Centers Today featured the property on its list of the top shopping centers in the world based on sales per square foot. Get the latest news and events for The Americana at Brand at; on twitter at; on Facebook at; on Instagram at @AmericanaBrand or download the Caruso app in the Apple or Google Stores.