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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 11-25-2015-1
Subject :

City of Palo Alto 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec . 4, 2015
Contact : Lon Peterson, Communications Manager, City Managers Office    650-329-2656

The community is invited to officially welcome the holiday season at the City of Palo Alto 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Fri., Dec. 4, 2015 in Downtown Palo Alto at Lytton Plaza (corner of University and Emerson) beginning at 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Get your faces painted by secret faeries and participate in art activities put on by the Palo Alto Art Center. Hot drinks and treats will keep you warm as Mayor Karen Holman and our generous sponsor Stanford Federal Credit Union light the tree. The event starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m., and the tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m.

 “The holidays are a special time, and Palo Alto is such a great place to be festive,” said Mayor Holman.  “We are delighted to bring the community together with music, fun, and lights to celebrate the season.”

Live music will include:
Jordan Middle School Band
JLS "Unaccompanied Minors" A cappella group
JLS Middle School Band
Keys School Chorus 
Mike Annuzzi

Free Parking Hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8-5 p.m., 2-hour free parking is available throughout the Downtown and California Avenue district surface streets and lots, 3-hour free parking is available in parking garages on non-permit floors.  Sat-Sun, parking is free all day in all public surface lots and garages. More parking information, including about weekday, all-day paid parking is available at

For more event information, call: 650-463-4900