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Jack London Square Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jack London Square will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1 from 5–7 p.m. Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree adorned with 5,000 sparking white lights and 600 colorful ornaments. Thousands of people will gather for the event, which will feature live music and entertainment from local musicians and arts groups, such as Kev Choice and Friends with Oakland Youth All Star Ensembles, and a special appearance by Santa Claus! The festivities are open to the public and free to attend, with tasty drinks and holiday treats available for purchase. In the spirit of the season, Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will host a donation drive to collect non-perishable foods, unwrapped toys, and gently worn coats for several nonprofit organizations.

Date & Time

December 1, 2017

5:00PM - 7:00PM

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