On Fri., Dec. 2, from 5-7pm, watch 5,000 lights and 600 ornaments transform the 55 ft. Mt. Shasta Fir Tree into a beautiful tree sparkling with hope. Hope because underneath the tree are all the donations you bring to this event along with your holiday spirit – new toys, nonperishable food and a warm jacket. It’s about celebrating the lighting of the tree and about giving and taking care of those less fortunate. Because really, that is where we find joy. Bring new toys and clothing to the tree lighting event and please bring any of the following food items to the collection stations located at the entrance of Jack London Square during the Dec. 2 event.
Most needed food drive items: canned tuna, canned chicken, natural peanut butter, nuts and beans, brown rice, quinoa, canned soup (low-sodium), whole grain cereal and oatmeal.
So, joyful it is – at Jack London Square’s annual tree lighting festivities! Share in an enchanting evening on the Oakland waterfront with holiday music performed by Oakland’s talented young people. You will be surrounded by Santa’s grazing reindeer, youth choral groups, an ornament workshop, an Instrument Petting Zoo, holiday treats, a visit from Santa Claus (and photos), artisans and a warm wonderful community spirit.
Special Guest Emcee Gasia Mikaelian KTVU starts the show!
5:00 Tap Dancing Christmas Trees
5:10 Oaktown Jazz
5:23 Oakland Youth Chorus
5:36 Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir
5:54 Oakland Spirit Orchestra
6:10 Ceremony and Lighting (about 20 min.)
6:37 OSA Vocal Rush
7:00 Pacific Boys Choir
7:33 The Jax
Your donations are appreciated. Jack London Square will distribute them to:
• Alameda County Community Food Bank
• Oakland Firefighters Random Acts
• One Warm Coat
WHEN: Fri. Dec.2, from 5pm to 7pm
WHERE: Jack London Square at Broadway and Embarcadero in Oakland
You can donate food at Jack London Square throughout the Holiday Season from 9am – 5pm.