This past Friday I attended my first Fashion Island Christmas Tree Lighting Event! It was amazing. While there were a lot of people to maneuver through, once you found your spot it was quite a sight. The tree standing 90 feet tall, unlit, was a strain to see the top. The ornaments that covered the tree were large and in charge. There were some family’s at the base of the tree taking photos and some of the ornaments were half the size of the children.
Fashion Island truly put a lot of hard work into this night, not only with the tree but with the musical entertainment that kept children on their fathers shoulders. While we didn’t have snow, everyone was bundles up and enjoying the Christmas spirit awaiting the lighting moment. As the tree lighting commenced the entire court yard began to glow and the top of the tree came to life!
Now usually I would attend holiday events with a cute sparkly cocktail dress, but not this time. Knowing it was going to be chilly I opted for some black slacks paired with my glitter Toms, a cream longs-sleeved shirt topped off with a wintry scarf for good measure! Hair, while I would recommend doing something down to keep in the most warmth, I ended up with a teased and braided pony tail. Overall I would recommend taking a night to see the amazing tree and check out some of Fashion Island’s amazing holiday window displays…its well worth it!