Let there be light! Annual Tree Lighting set for Wed, Dec 4

This year’s Annual Tree Lighting will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm at the Community Hall in Piedmont.  

This festive event to light Piedmont’s 60-foot redwood has been a tradition since 1969 and is organized by the Piedmont Beautification Foundation. Thank you, ladies! (pictured below in 2018)

The Troubadours, Piedmont High School’s a cappella choral group, will begin with a few carols and leading the crowd in singing “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” This year, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area will have a letter-writing table for the annual Macy’s Believe campaign. During the campaign, Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter written. 

Scenes from last year’s Tree Lighting festivities (photo credit: Sharon Hom)

These letters are traditionally marketed as letters to Santa but community participants may write letters with wishes to the community and world. A child from Make-a-Wish will be there to flip the switch to light the tree!

Santa will be in the Community Hall and available for “special requests” and photos. (Please bring your own camera.) The Boy Scouts will be serving hot apple cider donated by Piedmont Grocery and the Cub Scouts will pass out candy canes.

PBF elves hard at work, December 2018 (photo credit: Sharon Hom)

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