Reliant Illuminates the AT&T Performing Arts Center for the Holidays

Concert and Fireworks Spectacular to feature Jack Ingram and Los Lobos in Concert
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Exciting New Collaboration with
Klyde Warren Park Holiday Celebration

DALLAS--()--The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Klyde Warren Park today announced a new holiday collaboration, combining the Center’s annual Reliant Lights Your Holidays event with the Park’s annual family holiday event. The daylong festivities, featuring music, children’s activities, fireworks and more, are free to the public and will take place on Saturday, December 6.

Up to the minute details can be found at www.attpac.org/reliantlights and at www.klydewarrenpark.org.

  • The Reliant Lights Your Holidays event on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., will feature:
    • Live performances by Country Music star Jack Ingram and roots rock legends Los Lobos. Each will perform a selection of their own hits and holiday classics.
    • A snow-filled play area and free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    • A fireworks display in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park that will illuminate a dazzling, specially designed array of LED lights placed on the Center’s iconic venues and trees.
  • Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park activities, which will take place from 1 – 6 p.m., will feature:
    • Free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    • Live reindeer
    • Holiday kids’ crafts
    • Face painting
    • Balloon artist
    • Food trucks
    • Activities and demonstrations from our Dallas arts and cultural friends and neighbors
    • Holiday music entertainment, including a marionette show, a brass quartet, and performances from Open Classical and Day One Band
    • A tree lighting of the largest outdoor Christmas tree in Dallas.
  • Following the park’s tree-lighting at 5:45 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the crowd to the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Attendees are encouraged to make the five-minute walk from the Park to the AT&T Performing Arts Center where the Reliant Lights Your Holidays festivities will be under way.

Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park will begin at 1 p.m. and will culminate at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the park’s tree, which is the largest outdoor Christmas tree in Dallas. Activities going on throughout the day will include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, live reindeer and more.

“We are thrilled to team up with the AT&T Performing Arts Center this year to bring even more holiday spirit to the area,” said Tara Green, president of Klyde Warren Park. “At Klyde Warren Park, we are all about creating and building traditions for our patrons, and we hope they come out and enjoy this daylong celebration that will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy.”

Reliant Lights Your Holidays festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. in Sammons Park with holiday music, the snow play area and food trucks. Free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m., as will photographs in a specially designed Reliant holiday photo scene. Southwest Porch will offer drinks, snacks and a place to relax. Pearl Cup Coffee will also be open in the Information Center.

Elizabeth Killinger, president of NRG Retail and Reliant, will help flip the switch and illuminate more than 550,000 holiday lights across the Center’s campus. The lights, which will remain on throughout the holiday season, will outline the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and trees in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.

Reliant continues its partnership with the Center with its sponsorship of this event for this holiday showcase. Reliant is the Official Energy Provider of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and Reliant is excited to host this event to inspire the holiday spirit in the Dallas community.

“In this season of giving, all of us at Reliant are excited to delight Dallas residents again this year with a dazzling display of LED lights,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of NRG Retail and Reliant. “We are proud to partner with the AT&T Performing Arts Center to help create this spectacular community holiday celebration.”

Immediately following the lighting ceremony, several performances will take place in the Arts District. Texas Ballet Theater will perform The Nutcracker in the Winspear Opera House at 8:00 p.m.; Dallas Theater Center will present its A Christmas Carol in the Wyly Theatre at 8:00 p.m.; and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform its Christmas Pops at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 7:30 p.m.

About The AT&T Performing Arts Center

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs three premier performance venues and a 10-acre park for music, opera, theatre and dance in the heart of downtown Dallas. Opened in October 2009, the Center helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.

Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway; the finest in world dance and music co-presented with TITAS; top concerts, lectures and performers with Center Presents; and a five-year undertaking, to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Center also presents a wide range of free programming for audiences from every part of Dallas, including Patio Sessions concerts, Sunset Screenings, Local Motion fitness programs and Studio 2403 dance classes in Sammons Park. The Center makes performance art accessible to thousands of local students through its education program, Open Stages. Through a variety of special programs and benefits, the Center’s members and volunteers are able to become involved and engaged in the arts.

Five esteemed resident companies utilize the Center’s performance spaces: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

The Center’s Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, and Annette Strauss Square are some of the finest venues for performances in the world, designed by internationally acclaimed architectural firms.

The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs. For more information on the AT&T Performing Arts Center, to become a member, or to make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant provides electricity, smart energy solutions, and energy services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 250 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed by a diverse portfolio of about 100 power generating facilities that can support over 46 million homes nationwide, NRG’s retail businesses, including Reliant, collectively comprise Texas’ largest retail energy provider and serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about Reliant products and services, please visit www.reliant.com. Connect with Reliant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/reliantenergy and on Twitter @reliantenergy.

About Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre deck park, bridging Uptown Dallas to Downtown Dallas. The park includes a performance pavilion, restaurant, dog park, children's park, great lawn, shaded walking paths, water features, free Wi-Fi, ping pong and foosball tables, and a reading and games area. The mission of Klyde Warren Park is to provide free daily programs to all visitors. Klyde Warren Park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on programming, volunteering or to make a donation to support free daily programs, please visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org.

Contacts

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Cindy Evans, 214-978-2882
cindy.evans@attpac.org
or
Klyde Warren Park
Samantha Kurz, 214-269-4406
skurz@jacksonspalding.com
or
Reliant
Veronica Adamcik, 713-537-5281
veronica.adamcik@nrgenergy.com

Release Summary

The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Klyde Warren Park today announced a new holiday collaboration, combining the Center’s annual Reliant Lights Your Holidays event with the Park’s holiday event.

Contacts

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Cindy Evans, 214-978-2882
cindy.evans@attpac.org
or
Klyde Warren Park
Samantha Kurz, 214-269-4406
skurz@jacksonspalding.com
or
Reliant
Veronica Adamcik, 713-537-5281
veronica.adamcik@nrgenergy.com