NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress, comedienne, best-selling author and mother, Jenny McCarthy will be this year's honorary guest at LEGOLAND(R) California's fifth annual LEGO(R) Tree Lighting Ceremony dedicated to autism awareness on Monday, November 26.
Families throughout San Diego County whose children suffer from autism will be special guests as LEGOLAND California presents $10,000 to Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), an organization that provides information, resources, and support to families throughout California affected by autism.
McCarthy's five-year-old son, Evan, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum
Disorder in 2005 and is the focus of her fourth best-selling book, "Louder
than Words -- A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism." Evan will join his
mother and Santa as they pull the switch to illuminate the 30-foot tall
LEGO tree. Once the one-of-a-kind tree is lit, a dazzling display of
fireworks lights up the sky and snow showers Park guests from above.
More than 245,000 forest green DUPLO(R) bricks click together to create this one-of-a-kind holiday tree at LEGOLAND California. Adorned with more than 240 LEGO ornaments and 100 LEGO holiday candles, the LEGO brick tree towers over the main entrance of the 128-acre family theme park in Carlsbad, CA.
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B-ROLL INCLUDES: Santa arriving on a fire truck; Jenny McCarthy speaking on behalf of TACA and sharing her own journey in healing autism; more than 50 children from the San Diego and Los Angeles areas who are affected by autism celebrating the season wearing Santa Hats; LEGOLAND snow; a burst of fireworks and, of course, the world's largest LEGO tree.
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