Little Italy’s two Christmas trees are located at Piazza Basilone and Piazza della Famiglia. A permanent 25-foot tall live tree stands in the Piazza della Famiglia and a brand new 25-foot custom Christmas tree will be revealed this year in Piazza Basilone.
AURORA AT THE PIAZZA BASILONE
Premiering this year, Little Italy’s new Christmas Tree will be revealed in Piazza Basilone - Aurora "The Northern Lights of Downtown". The brand new 25-foot tall Christmas tree is designed by California artist Joshua Hubert, known for his light and optics work in the San Francisco Bay Area Art, Burning Man and underground music communities. By incorporating a Venetian faux-glass appearance, the design symbolizes the strong heritage of the Italian tuna fishermen who built the neighborhood in the 1920’s. The display will be lit with almost 1,000 LED bulbs, creating a 3D effect with different light animations. Based on the bulb’s color and sun, in relation to a viewer’s stance, the tree will scatter breathtaking hues like blue, magenta, gold, copper, yellow and green. The tree will be topped with a brightly lit Moravian star crafted by artist Rudy Brubaker.
Attend Little Italy’s Tree Lighting & Christmas Village for the big reveal on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.!
THE PIAZZA DELLA FAMIGLIA TREE
The Piazza della Famiglia Christmas Tree was planted in 2016 and made its debut that same year. The permanent 25-foot tree is planted on the West side of the Piazza della Famiglia and is strung with Christmas lights and ornaments each holiday season. Every evening of the Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village, the community is invited to gather around the Christmas Tree at 6:30 p.m. for a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Families, friends and visitors can enjoy a live musical performance, commencement words from dignitaries and a countdown in Italian to light the tree for the whole holiday season.