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Citadel Outlets’ 16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert on Saturday, Nov. 11


Pop Boy Band ‘Forever In Your Mind’ Slated to Headline Citadel Outlets’ 16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert on Saturday, Nov. 11


The free holiday concert will also include performances by on-the-rise artist John Lindahl, a 30-person performance by the All-American Boys Chorus, and will coincide with the Grand Opening of the new two-story retail building in Citadel Outlets’ center court.



Over 18,000 LED bulbs will light up the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree (115 ft.) on Saturday, Nov. 11 during the grand finale of Citadel Outlet’s 16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The free concert is a family-friendly holiday tradition and will include a mix of original pop songs and holiday favorites.



“This is an extra special occasion for Citadel Outlets as this year’s Tree Lighting will also mark the Grand Opening of our new Center Court building,” said Chelsea Hartnett, Director of Public Relations. “With that in mind, we’ve decided to bring the concert back to center court at the base of the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree. We hope this beautiful, record-breaking backdrop will create a magical holiday experience unlike anything else in the world.”



This year’s concert will run from 5PM-8PM and kick-off with a high-energy performance by John Lindahl followed by the headline act, Forever In Your Mind. At 7PM, Santa Claus will join the performers on stage for the tree lighting and carols by world-acclaimed music and performing arts ensemble, The All-American Boys Chorus. The 30-person chorus will treat the crowd to classic holiday favorites (sing-a-longs encouraged). Attendees are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to be donated to a local children’s charity.



The concert will also celebrate the Grand Opening of the new, two-story retail building in Citadel Outlets’ center court. The luxury, 65,000-square-foot building will take holiday shopping to a whole new level and will be the new location for four world-class brands: COACH, HUGO BOSS, GUESS and Tommy Hilfiger.


Each year, dreams are made and soon-to-be international pop stars are discovered on the Citadel Outlets stage.

The annual event serves as a first-look opportunity for thousands of L.A. residents and eager holiday shoppers to get up close and personal with performers that will soon be played on pop charts and top countdowns around the world.

Citadel Holiday Decor, Dec. 2013 (Nancy Newman Photo)


Previous headline performers include Olivia Holt (2017), Sabrina Carpenter & Laura Marano (2015), Christina Grimmie (2014), Jesse McCartney (2013), Ariana Grande (2012), Big Time Rush (2010), Justin Bieber (2009), Ashley Tisdale (2009), Demi Lovato (2008) and more.



21-year-old singer, dancer, writer, and producer John Lindahl is one of the most dynamic young talents in the music industry. A former contestant on “X-Factor” Season 1, Lindahl’s résumé spans far into the high ranks of popular music, having worked with A-list songwriters and producers including Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and many more. In his young career, Lindahl had performed live at the Grammy’s and as of recently, he signed to chart-topping rapper Logic’s record label, Elysium Records. Lindahl is featured on multiple tracks from the rapper’s chart-topping third album, Everybody and is currently preparing to his release his Elysium debut album, Changes.


This LA-based trio is well on their way to lighting up the pop music universe. First discovered by Simon Cowell in the preliminary stages of “X Factor” Season 3, Forever In Your Mind’s Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge are quickly becoming familiar faces to all music fans. Their self-titled debut EP was released in July, 2016 and since, the band has toured extensively with popular acts such as Demi Lovato and Jesse McCartney. Ricky Garcia has also starred in the Disney Channel show “Best Friends Whenever” and Emery Kelly has starred himself in “Dog With A Blog.”

All American Boys Chorus


The All-American Boys Chorus is a world-acclaimed music and performing arts ensemble that travels the world performing and entertaining millions. The Chorus provides boys ages 8-15 with comprehensive musical training and touring opportunities.


They are widely known for their beautiful and uplifting harmonies, and have performed with celebrities including Pentatonix, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, John Williams, Bob Hope and many more.


Citadel Outlets is conveniently located 10 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles at 100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480 Los Angeles, CA 90040. With the World’s Largest Bow and the World’s Tallest Live-Cut Tree, Citadel Outlets is on a mission to offer a holiday experience that is larger than life and unlike anything else in the world – a holiday experience that is so L.A.

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About Craig Realty Group

Craig Realty Group is a shopping center development and management firm founded by Steven L. Craig and is based in Newport Beach, California. A leader in the development and management of high income-producing, upscale factory outlet centers, Craig Realty Group owns, operates and manages nearly 5 million square feet of existing retail development in 9 states: Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona; Outlets at Barstow in Barstow, California; Cabazon Outlets located near Palm Springs, California; Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California; Outlets at Conroe located near Houston, Texas; Outlets at Castle Rock located south of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at the Dells in Baraboo, Wisconsin; Outlets at Hillsboro in Hillsboro, Texas; Kapolei Commons, Oahu, Hawaii; Outlets at Loveland located north of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at San Clemente in San Clemente, California; Outlets at Silverthorne located west of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah; Outlets at Vicksburg in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Missouri. The newest property – the award-winning Outlets at San Clemente – opened in November 2015 and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Projects in development include Outlets at Richmond, Virginia; Outlets at Lacey, Washington; a power center in Garfield Heights, Ohio (Cleveland) and the redevelopment of Outlets at Conroe, near Houston, Texas. Craig Realty Group founder Steve Craig previously developed Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Carlsbad Company Stores and Woodburn Company Stores, three of the most successful manufacturer outlet centers, and was instrumental in developing Camarillo Premium Outlets.

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