Community tree-lighting set for Monday


On Monday, Dec. 3, the city of Mountain View will be holding its annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Plaza at 500 Castro St.

There will be refreshments, live music and a visit from Santa Claus at 5:45 p.m.

Children may visit with and pose for pictures with Santa Claus for free. Participants are encouraged to bring a can of food to help build the "Giving Tree" for the Community Services Agency.

For more information, contact Kristine Pardini, the city's recreation coordinator, at 903-6410 or go online to


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Posted by Liz
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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Be sure to bring a camera if you want a picture with Santa!

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Posted by Saint Nick
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Nov 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

This season centers around the date that we celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Why is it so offensive to atheists that we call it a Christmas Tree?

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Posted by All Welcome
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

Why do you care what others call it? Call it a X-mas tree if you want. I call it a Festivus Pole. The Holiday season centers around MORE than JUST the birth of Jesus. That day is the 25th. Yesterday was the 3rd. The celebration was for the Holiday Season, not just for Christmas. To call it a Christmas tree is exclusionary to those who celebrate other holidays. Not offensive I don't think, but exclusionary.
You see, its not about just YOUR religion, its about including ALL members of the community to celebrate the _holidays_. We choose to do it with a tree. When its the 25th I'll say Merry Christmas so until then...Happy Holidays and on Dec 23rd, Merry Fesivus!

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