City of Oakland lights holiday tree


December 3, 2009 7:18:35 PM PST
The Oakland City Center is now aglow with the lights of a holiday tree.

Mayor Ron Dellums and comedian Mark Curry lit the tree Thursday evening in front of City Hall.

This year's tree is 30 feet tall and has more than 3,000 energy-saving LED lights and 600 ornaments.

The tree lighting also serves as the kick-off for Oakland's annual toy drive.