*UPDATE* Reliant Lights Downtown Dallas For Your Holidays

Reliant Lights Your HolidaysReliant Energy will light up a new holiday tradition at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on this Friday, December 6, 2013 December 13, 2013. The “Reliant Lights Your Holidays” will feature a dazzling display of lights on the Center’s iconic venues and trees in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park as well as a snow-filled play area. Southwest Airlines Holiday Concert and Fireworks Spectacular will headline with country star Jack Ingram and the largest fireworks display ever held at the Center.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will be joined by Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Reliant Sicily Dickenson to help flip the switch and illuminate 250,000 holiday lights across the Center’s campus. The length of the lighted strands would stretch 6.54 miles and are highly energy efficient LEDs custom made for the Center. The lights, which will remain on throughout the holiday season, will outline the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and 72 trees in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.

In addition to the lighting display, on Dec. 13th, Reliant Lights Your Holidays will include an entertaining lineup and festive activities.

  • Texas-born country star Jack Ingram is the headliner for the night. Ingram, whose hits include “Wherever You Are” and “Barefoot and Crazy” will perform on the main stage at 6:15 p.m. Southwest Airlines is sponsoring the performance.
  • An elaborate fireworks program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines, will cap the lighting ceremony. The fireworks show will be the largest ever held at the Center.
  • Additional special guest artists include the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and characters from the Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Christmas Carol singing holiday tunes.
  • A children’s winter play area will feature 2,400 cubic feet of snow on top of the Donor Reflecting Pool. Children are encouraged to don coats and gloves, climb in the snow and have fun.
  • A special Reliant holiday photo scene has been created for photos using the Winspear Opera House as a backdrop. Families are invited to use the staging for their holiday photos. It will remain up throughout the season.
  • The Dallas Zoo is bringing some of its most popular animals for kids to enjoy.
  • The Master of Ceremony for “Reliant Lights Your Holidays” will be Jody Dean from KLUV-FM’s popular Jody Dean and the Morning Team.

The festivities begin at 5PM with holiday music, Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures, the snow play area and food trucks. FREE pictures with Santa are available, as well as the special Reliant holiday photo scene. Southwest Porch will offer drinks, snacks and a place to relax. Pearl Cup Coffee will also be open in the Information Center.

Immediately following the lighting ceremony, several performances will take place in the Arts District. Texas Ballet Theater will perform The Nutcracker in the Winspear Opera House; Dallas Theater Center will be hosting the opening night of A Christmas Carol – the first time the classic production has been performed in the Wyly Theatre; and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will launch its Christmas series at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets for all three productions can be purchased at www.attpac.org.

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