Tree of Lights offers a chance for anyone in the community to recognize the people who have impacted their lives, through a memorial or honorary light dedication. Donations for Tree of Lights begin in October and are accepted through the end of the year. Your donation will light up our Tree of Lights and support Hospice of San Joaquin’s programs for terminally ill patients and their families. 



Lighting Ceremonies 

Lighting ceremonies for 2020 are held in eight cities across San Joaquin County.  Each ceremony reflects the uniqueness of the community and involves local organizations, offering an opportunity for community members to gather and reflect. Memory boards list the names of those recognized by the lights on the tree. Please join us in seeing how your donation lights up the lives of our patients and their families. 


Select your City!


Tree of Lights Stockton

November 24th, 5:30 pm

San Joaquin Delta College


Tree of Lights Lodi

December 3rd, 5:30 pm

City Hall


Ripon Tree of Lights

November 30th, 6:00 pm

Veteran's Memorial Wall


Lockeford Tree of Lights

December 5th, 6:00 pm

Bank of the West


Escalon Tree of Lights

December 1st, 6:00 pm

Main St. Park


December 9th, 5:30 pm

City Hall



Tree of Lights Manteca

December 2nd, 5:30 pm

Doctors Hospital of Manteca


December 12th, 5:30 pm

City Hall


Mail-In Light Form 


Memory Boards

The first memory boards are posted the evening of each tree lighting ceremony.

Mail in forms must be received seven business days (two days for online orders) prior to the lighting ceremony to ensure placement of names on the memory board the night of the ceremony. Tribute names will be listed alphabetically by the first name.

Tribute updates will be made near the 10th and 20th of December and will remain at each site through December 31.  Updates are placed at the end of the original tribute list.  For a complete list, including dedications received after the final update, please look for "Memories" posted at the top of the page by mid-January. 


Art Contest

The program cover for each lighting ceremony is created by a student in the local community.  The Tree of Lights Art Contest is offered in local classrooms and is available to all K-8th-grade students.  Entry deadline is the third Friday in October every year.  

 Tree of Lights Art Contest Form


About our Trees

The trees at the lighting ceremonies are set up by either Pacific Gas & Electric Company's employee volunteers or by the host sites in collaboration with community volunteers.

Thank you to our Tree of Lights partners!





Thank you to our 2020 Tree of Lights sponsors!