Monday, December 4, 2017

Downtown Hayward Tree Lighting and Santa Con


Over the weekend, my city-Hayward, Ca got everybody into the Christmas spirit with two events-The annual lighting of tree and Santa Con through the streets and businesses of Downtown Hayward.

First-Light of the Season-the annual lighting of the tree at City Hall, which was a fun family event:







They created a little ice rink on city streets

And before and after pics of the tree:

Before:



And after:



Next up in Santa Con Hayward: Santa Con It's a convention of santas - groups of men & women dressed as Santa. The Hayward Santa Con was the only Santa Con in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was also a benefit to support the Hayward Animal Shelter and animal rescue:




And the Mayor of Hayward-Barbara Halliday got involved in Santa Con and she lit the tree at City Hall:


And many thanks to the planning committee of Santa Con who really did a great job:


Even though I am considered a combination of the Scrooge and the Grinch by some, it was really nice to see these events in Hayward. It made my heart grow a little bit and start get into the Christmas spirit.

32 comments:

  1. I do love this time of year with all the family fun.

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  2. You certainly shared the joy and put me in the festive spirit. Great cause too. #Sharethejoy

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  3. I can see how this would all get you in the holiday spirit, Patrick! And a Santa Con! That is the most amazing idea ever! I love it. Thanks so much for linking up with me and #SpreadingTheKindness!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  4. What fun photos and the decor and tree is lovely and all the lights :-)

    Have a tinseltastic day :-)

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  5. Great pics and what a great community! #sharethejoylinky x

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  6. That Santa looks pretty legit. What a fun time!

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2017/12/ww-cat-drawing-linky.html

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  7. Ho ho ho!
    Thanks for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-explorer.html

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  8. Welcome to All Seasons and great to see you're in the holiday spirit now! The big red Christmas ball wreath is phenomenal! And so is the "After" Christmas tree:) Since this is my first time on your blog, are you in any of these photos?
    Again thank you for linking up, and hope you become one of the "regulars" (actually each one who is on that linky list this week is a regular:)) Have a great December week!

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  9. Love these holiday pictures! Thanks for sharing at NanaHood.com

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  10. Looks like a really fun time! I love that the street was turned into an ice rink!

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  11. ...Hayward is the place to be for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by, come again.

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  12. I love seeing everything and everyone getting ready for Christmas, it's such a magical season! Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party!

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  13. fun and nice to see another west coast/ca blogger!

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  14. The tree is beautiful. And I love the red wreath!

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  15. What grand fun this would have been. Love the Christmas trees.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  16. Great photos and lots of Christmas Spirit - funny catching the Santa sleeping

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  17. Oh I love it. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing! You got some really great shots too!

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  18. Very cute! Merry Christmas! Looks like everyone had a good time!

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  19. Patrick,

    Hmmm, a cross between Scrooge and the Grinch. You know what I say, "Bah-hum-bug, you neither!" I mean how can anyone think this of you? You're one of the nicest people I've met but then again I only know you from the Internet and there are some crazy people online like me! lol Seriously, my friend you're load of fun! Thanks for sharing all the Christmas festivities. It looked like a lot of fun. :) Have blessed holiday season and thank you for joining my WW linky party!

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  20. Aww, what great holiday decorations :) I love to see them up. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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  21. How fun to be in a city that does all that. So many Santas in one place has to be awesome. All the ho ho jolly laughing would be great if they do that. Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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  22. Love the picture of Santa sleeping. lol. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  23. AWW the Santa sleeping is wonderful, but my favorite is the adorable Rudolph. What a beautiful fun Christmas activity.

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  24. looks like a fun and festive event Patrick

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  25. Fab pics, looks like a fun event! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  26. I do love this time of year with all the events, this looked fab! #fortheloveofblog

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  27. Santa Con? That sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your Pjs!

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