R5: 12th Annual Citadel Outlets Christmas Tree Lighting w/Jesse McCartney & Bonnie McKee

1395428_708033199209518_1271591372_nR5 performs in front of a large crowd at the 12th Annual Citadel Outlets Christmas Tree Lighting held at the Citadel Outlets center court on Saturday evening (November 9) in Los Angeles, Calif.

Aside from R5, Jesse McCartney, Bonnie McKee, Mark Ballas, and Leon Thomas performed at the annual ceremony to get shoppers in the holiday spirit. An estimated 15 thousand attendees flocked to the Citadel Outlets to witness the lighting of the record-breaking world’s largest Christmas tree (115-ft)* and experience the free, outdoor concert.

“Thanks to everyone that came out to the show tonight!! Sorry it was a shorter set. Fun though!” Riker tweeted shortly after their performance.

Event attendees brought new, unwrapped gift donations for Toys for Tots, which were collected by U.S. Marines throughout the night.

The majestic Citadel Outlets are located just off the Interstate 5 at Atlantic Blvd North at 100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480 Los Angeles, CA 90040. For more information please visit www.citadeloutlets.com.

Interviews with R5, Bonnie McKee, Mark Ballas and Leon Thomas PLUS photos and videos from the concert below…

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Photos: Vicki Stephens, Amber Stephens, Giulliana Amico for CelebSecrets4U

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.