The Outlets at Anthem, known for making the holidays grand by showcasing the nation’s tallest fresh-cut decorated Christmas tree, has done it again, for the sixth consecutive year, with a 115-foot tall white fir. The tree is the center of the Outlets at Anthem’s well-known holiday experiences and attracts visitors from across the nation.
“We look forward to the tree’s arrival which kicks-off our fabulous holiday festivities,” says Outlets at Anthem Marketing Director, Sallyann Martinez. “Our holiday events have long-been a favorite throughout Arizona, drawing visitors from around the state and attention from across the nation. This year’s events are even bigger and better than before with surprise elements to be announced as the holiday season approaches.”
Always looking to add new elements of excitement, Outlets at Anthem have partnered with the You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program, an educational, community outreach program to create a 1,000-piece Rubik’s® Cube mosaic, the largest mosaic in the state, to be unveiled during the arrival of the nation’s tallest Christmas tree. The mosaic will create a picture of the 2014 Outlets at Anthem Christmas tree and will weigh over 237 pounds and stand 5 feet wide and 8 feet tall – the 1,000 Rubik’s Cubes will be arranged in rows of 25 cubes across and 40 Rubik’s cubes down – to be solved by children from around the Phoenix area.
When the tree arrives at Outlets at Anthem on Oct. 20 at 6:30 a.m., it will take a 14 person team more than 120 hours over two weeks using mobile cranes to shape and decorate the 27-foot-wide tree. A total of 180 strands of LED lights stretching three miles and more than 25,000 ornaments and bows will decorate the tree, along with a three-foot-tall copper star at the top. Once fully adorned with lights and ornaments, the tree will weigh 16 tons and be ready to welcome guests and shoppers to the 14th annual Christmas tree lighting spectacular featuring national artists and fun for the entire family on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Outlets at Anthem, voted Best of the Valley Outlet Shopping Center, offers pedestrian friendly and pet friendly open air shopping of name brand fashions to residents and visitors alike. The center is home to more than 60 designer brand shops including Coach, J.Crew, Banana Republic Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Columbia Sportswear, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Under Armour, among others. The center is located off 1-17, 15 minutes north of Loop 101, at the Anthem Way exit 229.