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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mountain View Cemetery

From the Mountain View Cemetery Webpage here ~

Annual Events and Festivals

Early February - Lincoln's Birthday/Civil War
Late March - Ching Ming
Late March - Tulip Festival
Early May - Mothers' Day weekend
Late May - Memorial Day celebrations
Early July - Oakland Historical Association Walking Tour
Late October - Pumpkin Festival
Early November - Fall Foliage celebrations
December - Holiday Remembrance Gathering & Tree Decoration, Holiday Circle of Lights

Mountain View Cemetery now offers free docent-led tours twice a month.

I will have to check into these tours and see about taking one!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fourth Annual Holiday Circle of Lights

From Mountain View Cemetery's website here:

December 1 through New Year's Day
Every day from 5 to 9 pm

Join a Mountain View tradition! Fun for your whole family, our festive Holiday Circle of Lights is a perfect way to celebrate the season.

Located near our beautifully landscaped front entrance, a giant Nutcracker soldier awaits your arrival. Then, enter our enchanting story land of lights and delight in our whimsical display of characters. Hundreds of tiny bright lights outlining our buildings and trees provide a captivating backdrop for this free exhibition. Make our tradition part of yours!

Mountain View Cemetery Second Annual Holiday Remembrance Gathering & Tree Decoration

From their website here:

Sunday, December 6, 3-5 pm

Remember family and friends who are no longer with us, whether they rest at Mountain View or elsewhere. Stop by from 3-5 p.m., choose and hang an ornament, and enjoy apple cider, cookies and holiday music. At 5 p.m. we'll host a special tree lighting ceremony.

If you plan to attend this free event and place an ornament, or if you'd like us to place an ornament for you, please call us at 510.658.2588 or email Clear ornaments have space for a photo or note; colored ornaments have space to draw or write a note.