City of Orange

Paul Sitkoff
Business & Public Affairs Manager
230 East Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 288-2590


Subject :

City of Orange Lights Up for the Season!
2011 Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession
Contact :Paul Sitkoff    (714) 288-2590
ORANGE, CA -- The City of Orange proudly presents the 17th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession featuring the Orange Community Master Chorale on Sunday, December 4, 2011, in the historic Old Towne Orange Plaza, located at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street. 

The event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and includes photo opportunities with Santa, food and youth activities provided by local non-profit groups for a nominal fee.  The official program begins at 5:15 p.m. and includes a tree lighting ceremony and candlelight procession backed by the angelic sounds of a 350-voice choir and a 60-piece orchestra led by musical director Michael Short.  This year's story narrator will be Dr. William Hall, Chapman University's Dean of Performing Arts.

This event is free, and open to the general public.    In the event of rain, or for more information, please log on to or call the special events hotline at (714) 744-7278.