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December 9, 2009 > Irvington business association lights up Bay Street

Irvington business association lights up Bay Street

By Alissa Gwynn
Photos By Courtesy of Irvington Business Association

The Irvington Business Association (IBA) is bringing the holiday cheer to Bay Street with their annual tree lighting on Saturday, December 12. Complete with caroling, refreshments, and an appearance from Santa Claus, the event promises to be a way for local Fremont residents to come together and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

The tree lighting, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature the Irvington Presbyterian Church's choir and a 'sleigh' float that Santa will make his entrance on at Five Corners on Bay Street. Previously known as the 'Miracle on Bay Street' that raised funds for the Irvington Breakfast Program in recent years, this year's event will be more intimate and low-key. Due to weather concerns, the association decided to split up the 'Miracle on Bay Street' and host the Irvington Monument Festival in September in addition to a separate tree lighting in December.

The IBA is a nonprofit organization that serves the local businesses and community of Irvington. Through a variety of projects, the IBA raises funds for community events such as providing scholarships to graduating Irvington High School seniors and assisting the Irvington Presbyterian Church to repave their parking lot.

IBA's tree lighting is free to the public, so be sure to take advantage of the lovely gathering and enjoy the company of fellow neighbors. With the combination of Christmas carols, festive lights, and Santa Claus, it will be impossible not to feel the holiday cheer in the air.

Irvington Business Association Annual Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 12
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Five Corners of Bay Street at Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 656-5375
Irvingtonbusiness.com

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