Oakland City Center Tree Lighting 2012

performers at the Oakland city-center Christmas tree lighting

Oakland City Center Celebrations

The community of Oakland came together at the Oakland City Center last month to celebrate the holiday season during the annual Tree Lighting sponsored by the Center’s management company, CBRE Complete with cookie decorating, assorted holiday snacks, beverages courtesy of Fountain Café, and pictures with Santa and his elves, families delighted in holiday sounds from local talent.

The evening kicked off with a performance from a cappella youth ensemble Vocal Rush, who wowed the audience with harmonies and beat-boxing. Next up was SoVoSo, who never fails to impress a crowd with their unique spin on classics. Then, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier from the Oakland Ballet Company made a featured performance showcasing their flexibility and graceful dance style. Last but not least, the Oakland Youth Chorus brought the community together as they sang “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” as Santa lit the tree!

The night was magical and entertaining as the community rejoiced in the holiday season. Special thanks to Rick Herns Productions for their fantastic holiday décor, and to Barbara Llewellyn Catering for providing tasty gingerbread cookies for cookie decorating.

Natasha Miller shopping - City Carnival

The Entire Productions team helping out at the cookie decorating station

Christmas elf - Event Helpers

Santa & his elves

Christmas Event Celebrations - Entertainment Agency

The Oakland Youth Chorus

Tree Lighting City Carnival

Oakland City Center Tree Lighting 2012

By Kelsey Pavao, © Entire Productions