Mayor Steve Aspel looks on as Rabbi Yossi Mintz lights a candle in the city’s menorah at Tuesday’s tree-lighting ceremony. ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL REEVES
Redondo Beach ushered in the festive season Tuesday night with its annual tree-lighting ceremony. Songs were sung by the Alta Vista students and the RUHS choir, sweets were had, faces were painted, and photos were snapped at the ceremony, held annually to mark the start of the holidays.
Councilmember Bill Brand joins the circle of people dancing around the menorah in celebration Tuesday night.
The RUHS choir sings at the city’s tree-lighting ceremony Tuesday night.
A model train makes its rounds in front of City Hall during Tuesday’s tree-lighting ceremony.
Booths offered baked goods, sweets, and hot chocolate to those who attended Tuesday’s tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall.
The city’s tree, which was lit Tuesday night to usher in the holiday season.
A fan snaps a photo of the RUHS choir, which sang holiday ditties and Hanukkah songs Tuesday night in front of City Hall.
An attendee has his face painted at Tuesday’s tree-lighting ceremony.
Santa’s helpers supplying popcorn for the city’s tree-lighting ceremony held Tuesday in front of City Hall.