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Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony to benefit USO San Diego

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It’s the most wonderful time of year and The Headquarters at Seaport is celebrating with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to benefit USO San Diego. Since 1941 the USO has stood by our troops through every step of their service, from deployment to rehabilitation and reintegration. The organization heavily relies on donations and is especially in need of toy donations during the holiday season.

“The Giving Tree” lighting will take place on Friday, November 24th at 6:30 pm in Headquarters’ open-air courtyard alongside USO San Diego officials and local military families, with performances by the color guard and All American Boys Chorus. Guests are encouraged to bring toy donations that will benefit more than 1,000 active-duty military families served through USO San Diego.

Once the 35’ tree is lit, the internationally acclaimed All American Boys Chorus will perform holiday favorites and Santa will be available to visit and take complimentary photos with children. Free hot chocolate and candy canes will also be available. Additionally, visitors can get a jumpstart on holiday shopping with unique gifts from local boutiques such as United Streets of Art, Urban Beach House, Geppetto’s Toys and Dallmann Fine Chocolates. For a full list of the shops and restaurants located at The Headquarters at Seaport, click here. Sponsors include CBS 8, the Headquarters at Seaport Village, Geppetto's Toys and Coleman University. AM 760 KFMB radio show host Mike Slater will emcee the event.

Earlier Event: November 23
Later Event: November 25
Holiday by the Bay Opening Ceremony