City Government, Events, News Release

Save the date—Light Up the Season festivities coming Dec. 3

November 8, 2022

Image of stars and sparkly lines with text:Light Up the Season 2022

The City of Hayward, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Hayward Chamber of Commerce and Eden Area Interfaith Council are teaming with Hayward public schools and local performers to present a special version of the annual Light Up the Season event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at City Hall Plaza.  

Song, dance and musical performances by school and other groups and seasonal displays provided by the City of Hayward, Chamber of Commerce and Interfaith Council will celebrate the winter-time traditions of our diverse Hayward communities. 

There will be family fun, games and activities presented by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), a backpack giveaway by Raising Leaders, appearances by Curbie, the Hayward Public Library bookmobile, an antique Hayward fire engine and other apparatus, and much more. 

A toy drive will be led by the Hayward Police and Fire Departments.  Attendees who donate an unwrapped new toy will receive one raffle ticket for each toy donated for chances to win Together for Hayward e-gift cards, which can be used at participating Hayward restaurants, shops and other local businesses. 

Capping off the festivities will be a tree and decoration lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on City Hall Plaza and inside the City Hall Rotunda—followed by opportunities for photo-taking to capture and share the displays and memories for years to come.