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Legoland California Lights its Christmas Tree and Previews its 2016 Attractions

December 1, 2015, 11:27 AM · Legoland California kicked off its holiday celebrations last night with a celebrity tree-lighting ceremony and a sneak peek at some new attractions.

Lego Christmas Tree
Photos courtesy Legoland California

Actress Jenna Elfman helped light the park's 30-foot Lego Christmas tree, which is built from 245,000 green Duplo bricks and lit with more than 11,000 LED lights.

In addition, the Legoland showed off some animation from its upcoming Ninjago: The Ride, opening next year, and released an image from "The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure," which will begin showing exclusively at the park next Feb. 6.

The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure

Ninjago: The Ride will feature unique hand-motion technology in lieu of traditional weapons and controllers in an interactive dark ride through a ninja dojo, inspired by the popular Lego franchise. And the 4D show builds off the success of 2014's The LEGO Movie, which also has inspired a sequel that will debut in 2018.


Legoland's Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights run through Jan. 3, during the park's operating hours. The park also will feature nightly fireworks Dec. 26-31.

Replies (2)

December 1, 2015 at 9:56 PM · Thanks for the update on Legoland near San Diego. Never been to the holiday events there, but would like to take our kids someday.

There was a pretty sizable discount yesterday (Cyber Monday) on park hopper tickets for Legoland or stays at the Legoland Hotel. Unfortunately, the discounts were only good from Jan. 1 until the beginning of March. We want to visit when the water park is open, so those dates didn't work for us.

The cheapest rates you can get at the hotel on a Saturday night throughout the year seem to be around $300, with no discounts, only packages with ticket discounts.

December 2, 2015 at 7:01 PM · Shame on you donating $10,000 to the "Church" of Scientology front group YFHR! How did this happen? Do you have a scientologist employee that got this passed? This is a very abusive organization the bankrupts families, employee young children for pennies an hour, discourages youth from going to college, etc.

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