City Christmas Tree Gets Lit
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined Councilmembers Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and a host of children this evening to light the City's official Christmas tree. After a program featuring entertainment by several local youth choirs, the Mayor stepped to the stage and welcomed the gathered crowd before turning to the television cameras to check when the live lighting shot would be going on the air. A fake switch flip brought to life the fifty foot tree on City Hall's Spring street side.
CBS2 has a video up on their site, but the shot doesn't feature the live lighting -- perhaps all that timing went for naught?
Though the event may have lacked the spectacle of the lighting at the Grove, tonight's festivities did include a special appearance by Robert Patrick, star of "The Unit."
After the jump, a shot of the lit tree.
Above, left, Mayor Villaraigosa asks the crowd for carol help as he waits for TV. Right, one of the performing youth choirs.