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November 28, 2017 > Light Up the Season

Light Up the Season

Submitted By the Hayward Chamber of Commerce

Childrens rides, faux ice skating, face painting, balloon creations, photos with Santa, and live musical performances are just some of the fun activities planned for the City of Haywards annual Light Up the Season holiday event taking place on Saturday, December 2 in Downtown Hayward. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. inside City Hall with Mayor Barbara Halliday throwing the light switch on the huge holiday tree at 6:15 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will kick off the event when they arrive by fire truck to City Hall Plaza at 3:30 p.m. Inside City Hall, Santa will be ready to hear holiday wishes in front of the beautifully decorated tree and take photos for $5. While in City Hall, kids can write letters for Santa to take back to the North Pole (sponsored by Macys at Southland Mall), get their face painted, and listen to live musical performances from the Mt. Eden High School Choir, Youth Orchestra of Alameda County, and the California Crosspoint High School Choir.

Outside, at the intersection of B and Watkins Streets and on City Hall Plaza, the Hayward High School Marching Band, New Dimension Chorus, and Juvenil Mariachi will perform while kids ice skate (skates will be available for rent) and enjoy fun rides including a holiday train that loops the event area.

Dont forget about presents! Downtown merchants will be kicking off the holiday season with the Passport to Downtown Holiday Shopping Program. With sales and holiday promotions offered all day long, shoppers can complete passports and enter to win gift certificates to participating downtown stores and restaurants. Passports are available at stores or online at The Passport Program runs from November 24 to December 23.

Those who bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Kids drive sponsored by the Hayward Fire Department will receive a ticket for a prize drawing featuring a family fun basket.

Light Up the Season, brought to you by the City of Hayward in cooperation with the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board, is an annual community event. Additional support is provided by the Hayward Rotary Club.

Light Up the Season
Saturday, Dec 2
3:30 p.m. Ð 6:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.: Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus
6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hayward City Hall
777 B St, Hayward
(510) 537-2424

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