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Related's retail destinations rein in the holidays with events that bring the community together

Across Related properties nationwide, the holidays are a time for celebration, reflection and giving back to our communities. From New York to West Palm to LA and beyond, Related's retail destinations are offering residents and visitors a dazzling array of events with the mission to spread cheer and honor both classic and new holiday traditions.

In Los Angeles, The Grand LA is honoring Thanksgiving with a sumptuous prix fixe dinner at Conrad Los Angeles. Diners can indulge in a 3-course meal at Michelin-starred chef José Andrés' restaurant San Laurel. A 3-course prix fixe meal will feature farm-fresh ingredients and California-meets-Spain style dishes, such as turkey with mushroom-kale stuffing and Australian lamb with grilled acorn squash.

New this year at Hudson Yards in New York, visitors can meet and take selfies with Santa Claus in front of his sleigh at The Shops & Restaurants. Decked out in festive, illuminated decorations, Hudson Yards has brought back Shine Bright presented by Wells Fargo, featuring 2 million shimmering white lights throughout the neighborhood, as well as hundreds of evergreen trees and giant hot air balloon installations. Visa cardmembers can also take advantage of exclusive savings and events this December, such as Sip & Shop—a special evening featuring a live DJ and champagne bars within an ornate holiday atmosphere. Lastly, Santa's Secret offers adults an adventure through an immersive winter-themed environment, where at the end they will discover a vintage-style speakeasy and live musical and cabaret performances.

Also in Manhattan, The Shops at Columbus Circle is bringing back Broadway Under the Stars, a beloved holiday tradition. This year, cast members from popular Broadway musicals including Wicked, Chicago, Once on This Island and more will be delivering spirited performances on the second floor mezzanine. Also at The Shops, Holiday Under the Stars is back with twelve 14-foot star ornaments dangling from the ceiling of the 150-foot Great Room overlooking Central Park. In the Bronx, Winter Wonderland will transform Bronx Terminal Market with a family-friendly event featuring Santa Claus and his elves, a live DJ, a holiday-themed photo booth, giveaways and much more.

At The Square in West Palm Beach, nightly snowfall and light shows are back under The Wishing Tree, where families can marvel at the only snow coming down every evening in South Florida. Santa Claus will also be taking photos under The Wishing Tree, which visitors can take home to commemorate the holidays with. Hanukkah will be celebrated by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, offering a high-energy afternoon of music, lawn games, light bites and a candle lighting ceremony. Live performances will fill The Square with music and dance every week, including singing by The Yuletide Carolers, The Kings Academy Jazz Ensemble Performance and a Kwanzaa Performance by Afrique Ngozi.