Citadel Outlets 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Concert – Kicking off the 2013 Holiday Season

Jesse McCartney headlined a free concert on November 9th at Citadel Outlets to help kickoff the holiday season. Jesse McCartney was not the only big part of the event as Citadel Outlets also had the lighting of the record-breaking world’s largest Christmas tree, standing at an amazing 115 feet.

Citadel 115 foot Christmas Tree

You would be hard pressed to find a bigger weekend to begin the holiday season than the one that Citadel Outlets just pulled off. An amazing musical lineup that put on a free concert, the world’s largest Christmas tree and largest bow, Mickey Mouse, U.S. Marines collecting Toys for Tots and of course all the shopping your credit cards could handle.

R5 in concert

The annual event put on by Citadel Outlets once again drew thousands of people who let out screams for not only headliner Jesse McCartney, but also up and coming artists R5 featuring Ross Lynch, Mark Ballas, Bonnie McKee and Leon Thomas. The crowd was also introduced to a pair of incredible singers who won an online contest put on by the Citadel and they each performed three songs to get the concert started.

Marines talking about Toys for Tots

“I was honored to come out and play today, I love Christmas it is one of my favorite times of the year so be able to be here there are so many kids out there that are stoked you can just feel it that it is Christmas time, so I’m just happy to be here to help kick it off,” Mark Ballas said. Mark was pulling double duty on this evening as after the Holiday concert he took his band over to Sayer’s Club for another concert.

Mark Ballas

The Citadel Outlets was a packed house even before the concert kicked off and just a tip for next year if you want get up close and personal to the stage get their early. World has gotten out as to what an amazing annual event this is and the fans fill up the concert area to capacity.

Mickey Mouse on hand for opening of Disney Store

Even if you missed the concert make sure to stop by the Citadel Outlets and not only visit all of the amazing stores including the newly opened Disney Store, but take a picture in front of the amazing Christmas tree, you won’t find a better photo opportunity for your soon to be sent out Christmas cars.

For more information visit Citadel Outlets and Toys for Tots.


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