Universal City, CA – During this joyful season of giving,Â Universal CityWalkÂ andÂ NBC4 Southern CaliforniaÂ are collaborating to present the first-ever â€œThe Wishing Treeâ€ event,Â inviting the public to pay it forward by making a wish for someone deserving.
From Friday, November 27 through Tuesday, December 22, Universal CityWalk visitors may place their wishes for friends and family next to the decorative trees adorning Universal CityWalkâ€™s â€œ5 Towersâ€ plaza.Â NBC4 viewers can also share their wishes atÂ www.NBCLA.com/wishingtree.
Wishes will be granted live weeknights from December 9 â€“ 23 during the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Universal CityWalk with longtime NBC4 Weathercaster Fritz Coleman.
Those visiting The Wishing Tree are encouraged to post photos and video using #NBC4You.Â Updates and a schedule of the Holidays at Universal CityWalk can be found atÂ www.CityWalkHollywood.comÂ as well as on CityWalkâ€™sÂ Facebook- Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Twitter and InstagramÂ @CityWalkLA.Â Viewers can tune in to NBC4â€™s Today in LA at 4:30 â€“ 7 a.m. and News at Noon, and follow @NBCLA on Facebook and Instagram for highlights of the surprising moments.
â€œNBC4 is pleased to collaborate with our family at Universal CityWalk on The Wishing Tree and inspire a tradition of giving during the holidays,â€ said Steve Carlston, President and General Manager of NBC4 Southern California.Â â€œThe Wishing Tree aligns with the stationâ€™s legacy of supporting the community through several philanthropic initiatives.â€
In addition to The Wishing Tree,Â Universal CityWalkÂ will ring in the season with a wintertime transformation from Friday, November 28, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016.Â A spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the â€œ5 Towersâ€ plaza, plus Santa Claus will make nightly appearances and offer special photo opportunities. Each evening, snow falls hourly at the heart of CityWalk. Admission to Universal CityWalk is free.