The Grove celebrated its 22nd annual tree lighting on Nov. 13 in Los Angeles, kicking off the holiday season with Santa Claus, celebrities and snowfall.
Guests enjoyed a drone show of holiday animations, and performances by Katharine McPhee, David Foster, Tori Kelly, Gavin DeGraw and Kings Return. The shopping center’s event feted more stars on the red carpet, including AJ McLean, Mario Lopez, Marc and Heidi D’Amelio, Team USA Olympians Rai Benjamin, Sarah Hughes, Erza Frech and Kelly Cheng, and a “Mean Girls” reunion with Jonathan Bennett and Lacey Chabert.
Following the lighting of a 100-foot-tall white fir tree — complete with 15,000 sparkling lights and 10,000 ornaments — the evening concluded with a fireworks show. Santa Claus will remain a fixture at the property throughout the holiday season with photo opportunities at his own workshop. The event’s sponsors included Fisker, Afterpay and Hallmark Channel.