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Legoland California kicks off its Holly Jolly Holidays

Published: November 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Legoland California kicked off its annual Christmas and holiday celebrations last night with a celebrity tree lighting ceremony.

TV-host-turned-mommy-blogger Brooke Burke did the honors, flipping the switch to illuminate the world's largest Lego Christmas tree.

Brooke Burke at Legoland California
Photo courtesy Legoland

More than 245,000 forest green Lego Duplo bricks make up the tree, which is decorated with more than 240 Lego ornaments.

Fireworks at Legoland's Holly Jolly Holidays
Photo courtesy Legoland

Legoland's Holly Jolly Holidays runs through Dec. 31. In addition to the nightly tree lighting ceremony (which will feature a randomly selected child visiting the park, instead of celebrities for the rest of the season), the park will feature many holiday-themed Lego creations, including a life-sized Santa and snowman, for kids to pose with.

Lego Santa
The TPI kids at Legoland in 2008

I particularly enjoy looking for Santa in the park's Miniland displays. Miniland always rewards the sharp-eyed visitor, for you'll never know what mischief you might discover there.

Santa busted at the White House
The Secret Service takes down Santa at the White House. I wonder if he skipped his TSA screening?

East-coast theme park fans presumably will get their own Lego-themed holiday celebration after Legoland Florida opens next October.

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