Jack London Square’s holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is Friday

Link to sneak peek video of Tree Lighting Ceremony

Short video clip of worker in top of tree prepping wiring/lighting

Oakland, CA – Nov. 21, 2019: Jack London Square lights up for the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The event includes the lighting of a real, 55-foot white fir tree adorned with thousands of lights and hundreds of ornaments at 6:30.

Wiring 55-foot fir tree at Jack London Square for tree lighting ceremony

The public festivities begin at 5 p.m. with holiday treats and beverages available for purchase. Free entertainment includes:

Celebrity performance troupe Tap-Dancing Christmas Trees,
Black Santa and Mrs. C,
Stomper (Oakland A’s mascot),
Walk-about characters,
Dance-a-Vision’s Carla Service,
Destined 2 Dance,
Some Day Sweethearts,
Oakland School of the Arts’ group “One Voice”,
Free, holiday-themed photo booth from Port of Oakland,
USPS Letters to Santa,
Holiday pop-up shops, andDance party with local icon DJ Page Hodel and sound by Curtis Maxwell.

Jack London Square will host a donation drive to collect non-perishable foods, unwrapped toys and gently worn coats for Alameda County Food Bank, the 40th Annual Community Toy Drive organized by Mayor Libby Schaaf and One Warm Coat.

Event sponsors are KTVU, ZICO Water, Port of Oakland and nonprofit and community partners Falck Ambulance, Emergency Service Provider for Alameda County, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland Fire Department, and One Warm Coat.

Transportation options to the Square include Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking, driving and the free “B” Broadway shuttle that runs weekdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.


About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:
Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
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