OAKLAND -- The annual Holiday Tree Lighting takes place at Friday at the Oakland City Center Plaza.

The event, sponsored by the Oakland City Center and Commercial Real Estate Services, will feature live performances by SoVoSo, Vocal Rush and the Oakland Youth Chorus. There will also be classic holiday treats, and Santa and his elves will be on hand for family photos.

People attending can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate for a toy drive sponsored by the Building Owners and Managers Association.

The tree lighting ceremony will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, at the Oakland City Center Plaza. The plaza also will be the site of a free noontime holiday concert every Wednesday throughout the holiday season.

For additional information call 510-628-9170 or visit www.oaklandcitycenter.com.



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