The Christmas Tree at the California State Capitol will take center stage Thursday as the 90th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place. It is hosted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The main event is the lighting of a 65-foot tall white fir from the LaTour Demonstration State Forest. The tree is covered with 14,000 LED lights, over 300 traditional ornaments and 500 hand-crafted ornaments made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The hosts this year are Renel Brooks-Moon and Todd Leitz, announcers for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. Performers include actress and singer Amber Riley, the Wilton Rancheria tribe, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, SF Gay Men’s Chorus, mariachi singer Pedrito Fregoso, and R&B singer-songwriter and Sacramento Area Youth Speaks poet Danielle “Yelly” Scales.
The feed below starts live at 5:30 PM Thursday December 2nd.