Celebrating the Season at Inglewood’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer
Inglewood – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the City of Inglewood. Several hundred residents and people from surrounding communities were in attendance for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 6-8PM, on the South Plaza of City Hall, One Manchester Blvd.
Despite the much-needed recent rains, the weather on this festive evening was quite pleasant. Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., Councilmembers, RAMs and Los Angeles Clippers Cheerleaders were also present for the occasion. Nothing says the Holidays than gathering amongst family, friends and neighbors for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Guy Black, Radio Host, KKJLH 102.3FM and Mrs. Claus served as Master of Ceremonies. Attendees enjoyed free light refreshments which consisted of Hot Cocoa, Cookies and Popcorn.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. turned the switch to light up the beautiful Christmas Tree on the South Plaza, as well as the lights that adorned the south wall of City Hall.
Residents, their families, friends and neighbors were able to capture the essence of the season with their cameras and cell phones. Photos from the evening were trending on Social Media platforms.
The highlight of the evening featured performances by two special guest vocalists. Inglewood’s own Becky G and her cousin Rah Rah thrilled the crowd with their rendition of “Santa Baby,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
This latter song served as the perfect intro as Santa Claus made his grand appearance to the delight of his many adoring young fans.
Michel’Le sang several of her hit tunes as well as a holiday classic. She opened with “No More Lies,” followed by “Silent Night” that showcased her vocal range. Michel’Le concluded her crowd pleasing set with “Something in My Heart.”
Santa reappeared on stage to greet and to share a special gift with the kids. If your schedule permits, check out the City of Inglewood Holiday Tree while it is on display.