November 26, 2013 > Light up the season
Light up the season
Submitted By Kim Huggett
Downtown Hayward will sparkle for the holiday season again this year at the ÒLight up the SeasonÓ celebration on December 5.
This yearÕs event will include holiday bands, choirs, dancers, childrenÕs rides, an ice-skating rink in City Hall Plaza, lighting of a huge tree in the City Hall Rotunda, and the opportunity for kids to be photographed with Santa Claus.
The principal events will occur on B Street between Mission Boulevard and City Hall Plaza. Watkins Street, in front of City Hall Plaza, will be closed for the evening. Entertainment in the City Hall rotunda and on the outdoor plaza will include performances from the Dancing Christmas Trees, the Hayward High School Marching Band, Mariachi Juvenil, the Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County, and the New Dimension Chorus.
In addition to the traditional tree-lighting countdown in the City Hall rotunda, downtown visitors will enjoy twinkling lights and wreaths on downtown light poles on B Street from Foothill Boulevard to City Hall.
Light up the Season
Thursday, Dec. 5
5 p.m. Ð 8:30 p.m.
B St (between Mission Blvd and City Hall Plaza), Hayward