Celebrate light in the darkness on Monday, Dec. 1, 3-6 p.m. at the Festival of Lights in Civic Center Park circling the fountain in Berkeley. Make a luminaria to light the walkways, build a gingerbread house, write a letter to Santa, draw your hopes for the future on Berkeley’s giant New Year’s Card, get your face painted, donate a warm coat or canned food. Enter a raffle for Twelve Nights Out in Berkeley – 12 free passes for two to a dinner out or performance from Buy Local Berkeley. There’s holiday music and entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and Santa and his elves arrive on a Fire Engine at 5 p.m. with treats for good little girls and boys. And when it gets really dark at 6 p.m., watch as the redwood tree behind City Hall glows in the night as Vice Mayor, Laurie Capitelli turns on the lights.
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