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November 26, 2008 > 'Tis the season to be lighting

'Tis the season to be lighting

Districts gear up for annual tree lightings

The holiday season is officially upon us. Before week's end you're sure to start seeing your neighborhood become a bit brighter at night as decorations and lights are hung for all to see. This is true for the city as well. As early as this Friday, tree lighting ceremonies will begin, ushering in that most wonderful time of the year known as the holiday season. Grab the family and your friends to witness and experience some of the area's most enchanting evenings:

Fremont

Niles Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting
The annual tree lighting is sponsored by the Niles Merchants Association. For more information: 510-792-8023, email@nilesmerchants.com, www.nilesmerchants.com.

Friday, Nov 28
6-9 p.m.
Niles Blvd., Niles
(510) 792-8023

Centerville Tree Lighting
Centerville's tree lighting is sponsored by the Centerville Business and Community Association. For more information: (510) 651-7600, http://www.cbcafremont.com/index.php.

Saturday, Nov 29
3:30 p.m.
Centerville District
(510) 651-7600

Warm Springs Tree Lighting
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Warm Springs Tree Lighting, hosted by the Warm Springs Business & Community Association. For more information: (510) 490-6823 michellekoan@yahoo.com, www.wsbca.com.

Friday, Dec 5
5:30 p.m.
Warm Springs District
(510) 490-6823

Mission San Jose Tree Lighting
The annual Mission San Jose Tree Lighting is sponsored by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce and features Santa, caroling, hot chocolate, & kids' activities. For more information: (510)-873-7701, www.msjchamber.org.

Saturday, Dec 6
6-8:30 p.m.
Old School at Mission Blvd. & Cedar St., Mission District
(510)-873-7701

Irvington Christmas on the Bay & Tree Lighting
The Irvington Business Association's "Miracle on Bay Street" will feature games, crafts, the annual tree lighting and family fun! For more information: (510) 366-8130, www.irvingtonbusiness.com.

Saturday, Dec 13
1-7 p.m.
Bay Street, Fremont
(510) 366-8130

Newark

City of Newark's 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Program
This traditional program includes holiday caroling, refreshments, and a special performance from the Newark Memorial Cougar Chords. For more information: (510) 578-4437, http://www.ci.newark.ca.us/newsletters/activities.html.

Monday, Dec 1
6:15-7 p.m.
Newark Civic Center, Carl Pierce Memorial Tree
(510) 578-4437

Hayward

Light Up the Season
Hayward's annual holiday celebration includes entertainment and a tree lighting in the City Hall Rotunda. For more information: (510) 583-4000, http://www.hayward-ca.gov/calendar/events.aspx.

Thursday, December 4
5:30-8 p.m.
B Street, Watkins to Foothill
(510) 583-4000

Milpitas

Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting
An annual holiday treats with holiday music and pictures with Santa. For more information, call (408) 586-3210

Monday, Dec 1
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Milpitas Community Center
457 E. Calaveras Ave., Milpitas
(408) 586-3210


Trees of Angels Hospice
The Trees of Angels Hospice will again host tree lighting events throughout the area culminating in their annual Children's Holiday Breakfast with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. For more information: (510) 791-3428, foundation@whhs.com, www.treesofangels.com.

McDonald's
Monday, Dec 1
6 p.m.
42800 Mission Boulevard, Fremont
(510) 791-3428

Union City Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, Dec 3
5:30 p.m.
Nakamura Clinic: 3307 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City
(510) 791-3428

Silliman Center
Thursday, Dec 4
6 p.m.
6800 Mowry Avenue, Newark

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