FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 27, 2012
CONTACT: MARCUS GINNATY, 949-724-6574
Great Night! Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Great Park
Monday, December 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Great Night! kicks off at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and culminates with a countdown and celebration of New Year’s Eve 2013 on East Coast time at 9 p.m. As the clock strikes 9 p.m., the Great Park rings in the New Year with an explosion of streamers, party hats and noise makers.
Families and anyone interested in celebrating the New Year can come and enjoy an evening filled with live music and dance, great food and fun for all ages in a festive, alcohol-free environment.
Southland Mega Groove, a popular 5-piece band with versatile vocalists will rock the night away with songs from across the decades. Hangar 244 will be transformed into a Disco Lounge featuring DJ music and dancing. Local community groups will also be on hand to perform throughout the evening.
Great Night! will feature carnival-style games, a scavenger hunt, military vehicle displays, arts and crafts activities for children, street entertainers and a new outdoor recreation game area. Families can enjoy carousel rides, art exhibitions at the Palm Court Arts Complex, as well as dine on delicious food available from more than a dozen gourmet food trucks and food stations. Visitors can also send New Year’s Eve photos to friends and family and post them on Facebook from special high-tech photo booths on site.
VISUALS: · Live shot opportunities before 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time when Great Night! culminates with a countdown and celebration of New Year’s Eve 2013 on East Coast time As the clock strikes 9 p.m., the Great Park rings in the New Year with an explosion of streamers, party hats and noise makers.
- Thousands of families across the southland celebrate New Year’s.
- Approximately 10,000 people are expected to attend.
- Beth Krom, Chair, Orange County Great Park Corporation
- Steven Choi, PhD, Mayor, City of Irvine
WHEN: Monday, December 31st
- 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- 8:45 p.m. Live Shot opportunities when event culminates at 9:00 p.m. on East Coast Time ringing in the New Year at the Great Park
WHERE: Orange County Great Park
Off the 5 and 405 Freeway at Sand Canyon in Irvine.
Primary entrance is at Marine Way off of Sand Canyon.
CONTACT: MARCUS GINNATY
About the Great Park
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244. In addition to free sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Growing the Park: Anniversary Celebration, Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, Great Night! Family New Year’s Eve, and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org.