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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tree Lighting and Menorah Lightings in Bay Area

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This post comes thanks to Lydie at Travel is More Fun with Kids. She did a great round-up of holiday tree lighting ceremonies and menorah lightings that I wanted to share. Please visit her blog for great write-ups of cultural activities to do with kids here and abroad.

From Lydie:
Share a magical moment with your children: the lighting of a Christmas Tree. It is magical whatever religion you believe in. Almost every city will have one ceremony so check your local newspaper to see when it will be happening in your city.

All the lighting ceremony also provide entertainment and appearances from Santa. If you click on the links, you will find all the details.

Here is my selection:
Tuesday November 17
San Jose Santana Row Tree Lighting 7:00pm-8:00pm

Friday November 20 Embarcadero Center’s Building Lighting 6 p.m.
(ice show, fireworks display and Winter Carnival at the Holiday Ice Rink)

Hyatt Regency Tree and Interior Lobby Lighting 7-8 p.m.
(guest performances from “Wicked,” ACT’s “A Christmas Carol” and others.)

Sunday November 22 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pier 39 - San Francisco
2-4 pm: meet your favorite Disney pals
2-5 pm: live holiday entertainment
5:30 pm: tree lighting celebration

Friday November 27
Santa Rosa downtown at 6 pm
San Francisco Macy's Annual Tree Lighting at Union Square, 6 pm
Ghirardelli Square Christmas Tree, 5:30 pm
San Rafael Parade of Light and Winter wonderland all day event

Monday November 30
San Francisco Huntington Park Tree Lighting 5:30 pm
San Francisco Castro Holiday Tree Lighting 6 pm

Wednesday, December 2
San Francisco Ritz-Carlton - 5:30-7:30 pm

Thursday, December 3
Sebastopol Town Plaza, 5 pm
San Francisco Bayview Opera House Tree Lighting, 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday, December 4
San Francisco Presidio Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30-6:30 pm
Oakland, Jack London Square Lights Up the Holidays 5:30-7:30 pm

December 12
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Tree lighting ceremony from 4:30-6:30 pm

Dec. 11-19, 2009 Chabad Menorah Candle Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco Union Square
Here is the schedule:

Friday, December 11
Lighting the first candle 3–4 pm

Saturday, December 12
Lighting the second candle 7:30- 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 13
Lighting the third Candle
Festival of Lights event with music 3-6 pm
Ceremony/dignitaries 4:30
Lighting the Menorah 5 pm

Monday, December 14 - Friday December 18th
Candle lighting each night 5– 6 pm

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