Oakland City Center Tree Lighting 2012

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.

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The Entire Productions team helping out at the cookie decorating station

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Santa & his elves

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The Oakland Youth Chorus

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Oakland City Center Tree Lighting 2012

By Kelsey Pavao, © Entire Productions