Join Concord’s annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along Dec. 1

Carols and carriage rides highlight Concord's downtown Tree Lighting
Concord enjoying the lights and music of the annual tree-lighting and sing-along last year. (Pete Cruz photos)

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 18, 2023) — Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along is back! The City will host this free family-favorite event on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Todos Santos Plaza

Families can take pictures with Santa, and kids will have a chance to feed Santa’s reindeer! Children are also welcome to write and mail letters to Santa, which will all receive a response from the jolly good fellow. For those who want to create a festive decoration, the Concord Art Association will be hosting a free, make-your-own holiday craft booth

People looking to pick up the perfect holiday gift can do some shopping at “Santa’s Village,” which will include handmade artisan goods, thanks to The Makers Boulevard

The event will also feature live performances by the Concord High Jazz Band and Orchestra, The HoneyTones Barbershop Group, Queen of All Saints children’s choir and cheerleaders, Westwood Elementary children’s choir, D’Ann’s Dance Academy, and a concert by Music & Market favorite, The 925 Band! Following the performances, Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister will lead the crowd in a sing-along and light the tree at 7:30 p.m.

In addition, the Todos Santos Business Association will be sponsoring carriage rides for $5 a person, and hosting a Sip ‘n’ Stroll for $20! Local restaurants will provide tasty bites and drinks for people to enjoy as they explore the Plaza and soak up the holiday spirit. A list of participating businesses and a link to purchase Sip ‘n’ Stroll tickets is now available.