LEGOLAND California will have actor Thomas Gibson as this year’s special guest to light the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree at the family theme park’s tenth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
Gibson, a father of three and long-time LEGOLAND fan, currently stars on the CBS hit crime drama “Criminal Minds” and his credits range from comedy (“Dharma and Greg”) to drama on the big screen (“Eyes Wide Shut”).
More than 11,000 LED lights have been added this year to illuminate LEGOLAND California’s tree which is created out of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO bricks. Adorned with 400 LEGO ornaments, the tree towers over Fun Town in the 128-acre family theme park in Carlsbad.
At the ceremony, on Gibson’s behalf, LEGOLAND California is donating $10,000 to Haven for Hope, the largest, most comprehensive Homeless Transformation Campus in the United States. Twenty-five percent of the homeless receiving assistance at the Haven for Hope Campus in San Antonio, Texas, are children; half of which are under the age of five.
–Legoland Press Release