Last night the colorful lights on the City Hall Christmas tree were turned on during a special holidy celebration.
The tree was put in place and decorated on Monday by the Public Works Department.
Yours truly served as MC last night.
The Pasadena City College Brass Quintet performed music of the season...
...much to the delight of residents and employees.
Mayor Bill Bogaard flipped the switch that turned on thousands of energy-saving LED lights donated by Pasadena Water and Power.
Many people brought toys and sports equipment to donate to the Spark of Love Toy Drive co-sponsored by the Pasadena Fire Department.
Pasadena firefighters loaded the gifts into a Pasadena Fire Department ambulance, which later transported the presents to a local fire station for wrapping and then distribution to needy infants, children and teens.
Thanks for coming, everybody!
Many thanks to the mighty Zack Stromberg of the Public Affairs Office for the photos.