Published : Friday, December 6, 2019 | 1:56 AM
Join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for a City holiday tradition tonight at the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, from 5 ro 7 p.m. on western steps of Pasadena’s City Hall at 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Bring family and friends to the festive, free celebration featuring local singers and dancers, crafts for kids provided by the Armory Center for the Arts, free light refreshments and a special appearance by Ol’ Santa Claus.
The Mayor lights the City’s Official Tree at 6 p.m. as the crowd counts down, so come early for parking and a stroll over to historic City Hall.
Holiday photo stops will also be available during the event to capture the spirit of the season. Bring your own cameras to snap a special holiday picture.
This year more than ever, please find it in your hearts to help fill one of the Pasadena Fire Department’s paramedic ambulances—and make our firefighters smile—by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment for gifts to less fortunate boys or girls as part of the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. We need your help and your donations, please.
Great live entertainment throughout the night includes, by popular demand, a triumphant return performance from the thundering Wilson Middle School Drum Corps.
Plus, those adorable kids from the City’s Tiny Tots Troupe; and Pasadena’s Afterschool Adventures Program will be there too. Pasadena High School LEARNs Orchesis Dance Troop and Elements Dance Space will perform exciting dance routines.
The evening just wouldn’t be complete without its favorite emcees, the Dynamic Duo of retired police Lt. Rodney “Rodney D” Wallace and Sgt. Glen Thompson of the Pasadena Police Department.
In all, a heartwarming event with a “small town” feel that makes for a great way to get into the season’s spirit.