It’s time to light up the square! Just a short trip from your life at Orion is Jack London Square where you can celebrate the start of the holiday season with Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 22nd. The holiday event promises to be a magical evening with festive holiday entertainment, a local artisan market, and the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot White Fir Tree adorned with thousands of lights and hundreds of ornaments. Hosted by KTVU Fox 2 Anchor Gasia Mikaelian KTVU, the Tree Lighting Ceremony is expected to draw thousands of visitors from near and far.
There will be live music and entertainment from the East Bay’s world-famous Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, DANCE-A-VISION’s Carla Service, Destined 2 Dance, Some Day Sweethearts, holiday voices from Oakland School for the Arts’ (OSA) group “One Voice,” a free photo booth from Port of Oakland, USPS Letters to Santa, a dance party with local icon DJ Page Hodel with sound by Curtis Maxwell, and more!
In the spirit of the season, Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony will host a donation drive to collect non-perishable foods, unwrapped toys, and gently worn coats for several nonprofit organizations, including the Alameda County Community Food Bank and One Warm Coat. City volunteers will also be collecting toys on behalf of the Mayor’s Toy Drive, with bins located near the Oakland Fire Department’s fire engine.
Festivities to begin at 5:00pm with the lighting of the tree at 6:30pm. Oakland’s favorite annual tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the waterfront with the lighting of the spectacular tree.
Located just moments from Jack London Square, 30 acres of public parks, 200 boat slips, events, shops, and restaurants – Orion vibrantly blends work, play, and everyday life by the Bay. A short bike ride, drive or complimentary shuttle will land residents on the doorsteps of some of the city’s favorite features, eateries and shops within minutes.
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