Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6 at City Hall

PASADENA, Calif.—Join Mayor Terry Tornek for a City holiday tradition: the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Bring family and friends to Pasadena’s free celebration featuring local singers and dancers, crafts for kids provided by Armory Center for the Arts, light refreshments, and a special appearance by ol’ Santa Claus. At 6 p.m., Mayor Tornek will flip the switch to light up the City’s official tree. Come early for parking.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to capture a special holiday photo during the event.

This year more than ever, please find it in your hearts to help fill one of the Pasadena Fire Department’s paramedic ambulances—and make our firefighters smile—by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment as gifts to less fortunate boys and girls as part of the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Great live entertainment throughout the night includes, by popular demand, a triumphant return performance from the thundering Wilson Middle School Drum Corps!  Plus, those adorable kids from the City’s Tiny Tots Troupe, and Pasadena’s Afterschool Adventures Program will be there too. Pasadena High School LEARNs Orchesis Dance Team and Elements Dance Space will perform exciting dance routines. The City's own dynamic duo of retired police officer Lt. Rodney “Rodney D” Wallace and Sgt. Glen Thompson will serve as emcees!

Tag @PasadenaGov on Twitter and @CityOfPasadena on Facebook and Instagram to share your #TreeLighting2019 photos with us, and we'll repost as many as possible.

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Mayor's Annual Tree Lighting flyer 2019