Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
November 30, 2009 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TONIGHT AT 5 PM
WHO: Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Providence High School Choir in Burbank
WHAT: Los Angeles County Christmas Tree Lighting
WHEN: Monday, November 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles County Music Center
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Thomas Guide p. 634, F3)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY-- The public is invited to join Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to officially kick off the holiday season in Los Angeles County with the annual lighting of the County Christmas Tree this evening at 5 p.m. – continuing a special tradition begun by late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn in honor of the County’s children.
Supervisor Antonovich will be joined by talented young performers from the Providence High School Choir in Burbank, to help flip the switch to light the 50-foot tree.
“As we light the County Christmas tree, we invite all of our County’s citizens to join us and reflect on the glory of the season and share in the celebration,” said Antonovich.
The tradition of lighting a Christmas tree in the United States began over a hundred years ago. In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree lighting Ceremony, every year on the White House lawn.