IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular radio personality Big Wave Dave from 95.9 FM The Fish has joined the fun-filled line-up for the Great Night! Family New Year's Eve at the Great Park celebration on Monday, December 31. Big Wave Dave will promote the Great Park live from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the event. Fish fans from across the southland are invited to come to The Fish booth to meet Big Wave Dave in person. Big Wave Dave can be heard weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on 95.9 FM The Fish.
Great Night! Family New Year's Eve at the Great Park kicks off at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and culminates with a countdown and celebration of New Year's Eve 2013 on East Coast time at 9 p.m. As the clock strikes 9 p.m., the Great Park rings in the New Year with an explosion of streamers, party hats and noise makers. Admission is free, and parking is $10.
"For families, Great Night! at the Great Park is the perfect way to ring in the New Year in a safe, fun-filled, alcohol-free environment," said Beth Krom, Chair, Orange County Great Park Corporation. "Scheduling this event on 'East Coast time' means that at 9:00 pm, as the ball drops in Times Square, we will watch the Great Park Balloon descend at the Park."
Southland Mega Groove, a popular five-piece band with versatile vocalists that played at last year's first-ever Great Night! event, will once again rock the night away with songs from across the decades. Hangar 244 will be transformed into a Disco Lounge featuring DJ music and dancing. Local community groups will also be on hand to perform throughout the evening.
Great Night! will feature carnival-style games, military vehicle displays, arts and crafts activities for children, street entertainers and a new outdoor recreation game area. Families can enjoy carousel rides, art exhibitions at the Palm Court Arts Complex, as well as dine on delicious food available from more than a dozen gourmet food trucks and food stations. Visitors can also send New Year's Eve photos to friends and family and post them on Facebook from special high-tech photo booths on site.
Last year's Great Night! Family New Year's Eve attracted approximately 10,000 visitors and similar attendance is expected for this year's celebration.
The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways. For more information, visit, please visit www.ocgp.org or call 866-829-3829.
About 95.9 FM The Fish
The Fish 95.9 FM serves the Orange County and greater Los Angeles area with today's best Contemporary Christian Music that is "Safe For The Whole Family". The Fish 95.9 FM is active in the Christian community with special events and programs such as "Fish Fest", "Fish Cares" and "Women's Night Out". Not only will you hear your favorite Christian artists, local news, weather and traffic, you will be uplifted and encouraged to participate and make a difference in your community and local church. You can listen to 95.9 The Fish online at www.thefishla.com and through iheart radio app.
About the Great Park
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park's array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244. In addition to free sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Growing the Park: Anniversary Celebration, Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, Great Night! Family New Year's Eve, and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org.
SOURCE Orange County Great Park