Los Angeles – On Sunday night, The Grove presented their 10th Annual Star Studded Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular hosted by Mario Lopez (Television Host and Actor) and presented by CITI. The event brought the spirit of the holiday season to Los Angeles with an evening of spectacular performances and entertainment for the whole family. There were special performances by The Backstreet Boys (Grammy Award®-winning pop group), Michael Bolton (Two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer/songwriter), Melanie Fiona (Grammy Award®-winning artist), Colbie Callait (Two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer/songwriter), Scotty McCreery (10th Season American Idol Winner), Rickey Minor and His Band (Music Director and Composer), Far East Movement (Hip-Hop Quartet), Phillip Phillips (American Idol Season 11 winner), and The Top Hats.
On the red carpet, before their holiday performances, the stars talked about their fondest holiday memories, their holiday plans, to their upcoming holiday albums…
The Backstreet Boys are excited about their new holiday tune, ‘It’s Christmas Time Again.‘
Colbie Caillat just released a new album, ‘Christmas in the Sand,’ for those of us who don’t experience the typical snowy holiday season.
Far East Movement just released a holiday song about the holiday season in Los Angeles, aptly named ‘Christmas in Downtown LA.‘
10th season American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery, just released his holiday album, ‘Christmas with Scotty McCreery.’
11th season American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips‘ debut album, ‘The World From This Side of the Moon‘ will be released on November 19, 2012.
After the performances, the crowd witnessed Santa Claus’ arrival at The Grove, the lighting of the 100-ft. Christmas tree, the season’s first “snowfall” and Fireworks Finale!