7th Annual 555 California Street Holiday Tree Lighting
5:00pm on December 3rd at 555 California
GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, Honorary Chairs Karen & Ronnie Lott (former 49er & NFL Legend) and current 49ers Marcus Lattimore & Alex Boone will light the holiday tree at 555 California Street on Tuesday, December 3. Festivities commence at 5:00pm and are free and open to the public.
The 7th annual tree lighting is hosted by Vornado Realty Trust, a New York-based real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the largest owners of commercial properties in the United States.
“This incredible holiday event marks the beginning of the season for the community of the city of San Francisco. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is the proud beneficiary of this wonderful evening that brings so much joy to children and their families," said Mark R. Laret, chief executive officer, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
The event will feature a musical performance from multi-platinum, GRAMMY nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen. The ceremony also includes family holiday entertainment from the Dick Bright Orchestra and the Pacific Boys Choir.
The annual 555 California Street tree lighting is a tradition that was reinstated by Vornado Realty Trust in 2007, when it acquired the iconic building. Last year, the event featured Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Dwight Clark formerly of the 49ers and three-time Grammy Award Winner, American Music Award and MTV Music Award nominee Robin Thicke. Other previous guests include Natasha Beddingfield, Pia Toscano, current San Francisco 49er’s stars Patrick Willis and Vernon Davis and Hall of Famer and legend Jerry Rice.
As one of San Francisco’s largest family holiday events, 555 California will once again feature one of the tallest trees in the region throughout the holiday season. This year’s white fir tree is over 80’ and comes from Mt. Shasta, California. Installation of the tree is planned for November 23.
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