Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights to begin Nov. 5 in Contra Costa County

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 13, 2023) — Hospice East Bay is proud to be celebrating their Annual Tree of Lights. For 37 years these ceremonies have provided a way for families and friends to honor their loved ones and find solace in the symbolism of light as the names of their loved ones are read.

Beginning on November 5 and running through December 8, there will be ten ceremonies at locations throughout the East Bay. Each event will feature a reading of memorial names and a symbolic tree lighting. Please check the schedule below for specific ceremonies.

The funds raised by these events help Hospice East Bay provide services to everyone in our East Bay communities, regardless of their ability to pay. Through your gifts, they are also able to offer programs, such as music therapy, children’s grief and veteran-centered care, which are not offered by most hospices.

“Our Tree of Lights events bring together a very welcoming community of people, each at different stages of grief, to remember and honor their family and friends,” said Mats Wallin, VP of Fund Development. “It’s a very touching moment for the families and a good way to support the important work of Hospice East Bay in our community.”

Please join them for one or more of this year’s ceremonies. Please visit their event website for more information regarding each specific ceremony.

Visit our Tree of Lights event website to learn more. To make a donation, click here.


Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 pm
John Muir Medical Center Parking Lot, East Street & Almond Avenue, Concord

Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 pm
Gregory Lane, near Cleaveland Rd.

East County
Sunday, November 5, 5:30 pm
Brentwood City Park
710 2nd Street at Oak

Saturday, November 18, 5:30 pm
Morello Avenue, north of Arnold Dr.
(This event will also honor our United States Veterans)

Saturday, December 2, 4:30 pm
Tree Location: Moraga Country Club, 1600 St. Andrews Dr.
Ceremony Location: in Orinda at Village Square by McCaulou’s

Monday, November 6, 5 pm
Creekside Clubhouse
1010 Stanley Dollar Dr.

Tuesday, November 21, 5:00 pm
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Boulevard

Walnut Creek
Monday, December 4, 6:00 pm
John Muir Medical Center, Main Entrance, Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek

Saturday, December 2, 4:30 pm
Village Square by McCaulou’s

Friday, November 17, 5:30 pm
Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St. Danville

Saturday, December 2, 4:30 pm
Tree Location: 21 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Ceremony Location: in Orinda at Village Square by McCaulou’s

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm
Blackhawk Road at Blackhawk Dr.