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Viejas Outlet Center transforms into a winter wonderland complete with ice skating, holiday tree lighting & shows


November 10, 2009 (Alpine)– Viejas Outlet Center officially kicks off the holiday season this Friday, November 13, with the opening of Southern California’s largest ice rink including skating show at 6 p.m., holiday tree lighting at 7:30. p.m., the return of the Legend of the Ice Princess performance, plus  holiday savings at all retail stores.



Viejas Outlet Center is home of the largest outdoor ice skating rink in Southern California again this holiday season. The rink, measuring 70’x140’, will be open to the public November 14 through January 3. For $12, skaters will enjoy 90 minutes of skating, which includes skate rental (military discounts available). The rink will be open from 5 - 10pm, Monday through Friday (November 16 – December 18), noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday (December 21 – January 1) and from noon to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. The rink will also be open at 4p.m. on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Log onto for updates and specific hours of operation.

The beginning of the holiday season would not be complete without a holiday tree lighting, and this Friday, November 13, Viejas Outlet Center transforms into a winter wonderland to present what's billed as the biggest holiday tree lighting in San Diego County. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the Outlet Center Park area and will feature a live, choreographed ice show culminating with the lighting of the 87-foot holiday tree and a visit from Santa Claus.


The night concludes with the first public performance of the Legend of the Ice Princess at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Court. All performances are free and open to the public. The holiday show tells the story of Crystal, a young fairy princess whose magical powers bring winter to the holiday season amidst amazing pyrotechnics, dancing fountains, lasers and incredible special effects. The Ice Princess performs nightly, November 14 through January 2 at 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is free and open to the public.

Effective November 13, the Viejas Outlet Center holiday hours are:


• Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• Friday& Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
• Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Friday, November 27: 12:01 a.m. – 9 p.m.


December 18 – January 3, 2010
• Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
• Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Years Eve: 10a.m. – 9 p.m.
New Years Day: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Shopper's Alert:    Viejas Outlet Center opens on November 27 at midnight for Midnight Madness shopping, where shoppers will be able to get the first pick at some of America’s top name brands at discount prices. Later in November, Viejas will open its newest attraction, Viejas Bowl.

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