South Coast, CA, Dec. 2016— The community joined together over the weekend to honor the loved ones they miss this holiday season during Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 33rd annual Light Up A Life (LUAL) tree lighting ceremonies in Santa Barbara and Goleta. The final LUAL ceremony of the year will be held in Carpinteria Dec. 10.
Hundreds participated in the community gatherings at Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara and Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The free ceremonies feature special guests, entertainment, and the lighting of a Memorial tree at each location with hundreds of sparkling lights and stars, each symbolizing a tribute to a loved one. Stars are available online and are also available at the ceremonies for a suggested donation of $15 for those wishing to personalize a star and hang it on the tree. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.
The remaining 2016 LUAL ceremony will be held Saturday, Dec. 10th, 5:30 p.m. at the Seal Fountain in Linden Plaza, Linden Avenue, Carpinteria.
Hospice of Santa Barbara provides, at no cost, professional counseling and patient care services to people who are experiencing the impact of a serious illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on local high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.