First Annual “The Giving Tree” Event at Universal CityWalk Presented by NBC4

Starting this Friday, November 27th, Universal CityWalk and NBC4 Southern California will be teaming up to bring you the First Annual “The Wishing Tree” event. The event that will run through Tuesday, December 22 will give the public the ability to pay it forward by making a wish for someone deserving.

Anyone visiting the famous Universal CityWalk may place his or her wishes for friends, family, and/or someone they know who may need it. They may place these wishes next to the decorative trees that are surrounding the Universal CityWalk’s “5 Towers” plaza, and for those who can’t make it to the CityWalk, but want to share a wish, may share those wishes at

Tune in weeknights to NBC4 News at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. from December 9 through December 23, as wishes will then be granted live, and will be presented from the CityWalk by longtime Weathercaster Fritz Coleman.

If you are able to make it to the CityWalk during that time period and take pictures and videos, please use #NBC4You. Updates and a schedule of the Holidays at Universal CityWalk may be found at, as well as on CityWalk’s Facebook: Universal CityWalk, both Twitter and Instagram @CityWalkLA, and viewers are encouraged to tune in and also follow them on social media to keep up to date with highlights of the surprising moments.

President and General Manager of NBC4 Southern California Steve Carlston says “NBC4 is pleased to collaborate with our family at Universal CityWalk on the Wishing Tree and inspire a tradition of giving during the holidays…The Wishing Tree aligns with the station’s legacy of supporting the community through several philanthropic initiatives.”

Along with The Wishing Tree, the CityWalk will also ring in the season with a christmas transformation from Friday, November 28 through Friday, January 1, which will include a 40-foot christmas tree, which will have 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to lights and sounds of the season. So stop on by the CityWalk’s “5 Towers” plaza, and also have the opportunity to see Santa Claus stop by on a nightly basis and take that special picture for the season. Admission is free to the CityWalk, so come and also enjoy the joys of snowfall, as snow will fall by the hour, every evening.image006