On Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m.,a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the opening of the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza, the 100,000 square foot programmable outdoor multi-use plaza area designed to serve as public and outdoor meeting space. The community was invited to attend the event, which was followed by a a free concert by the Orange County Symphony.

Unique features of the pedestrian plaza include 151 palm trees, 60 orange trees, a “river” of lights that run through the middle of the plaza, large water features symbolizing the mountains and ocean, a 48-foot lighted entry monument, and more than 80,000 square feet of colored concrete and pavers.