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. 

*2020 Update: This year’s tree lighting ceremony will be held virtually on November 24, 2020 at 5:30PM, by clicking the link below.



2020 Virtual Lighting Ceremony 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:30PM

Click here for: Video Broadcast

Click here to view: Virtual Memory Board

Click here to view: Digital Program

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. 

This year’s tree lighting ceremony will be held virtually and will be available for viewing by clicking the link above or on our Facebook page on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 5:30PM.

Select your City!


Tree of Lights Stockton

November 24, 2020

San Joaquin Delta College


December 3, 2020

City Hall


November 30, 2020

Veteran's Memorial Wall


Lockeford Tree of Lights

December 5, 2020

Bank of the West


December 1, 2020

Main St. Park


December 9, 2020

City Hall

December 2, 2020

Doctors Hospital of Manteca


December 1, 2020

City Hall


Mail-In Light Form 

Online Ceremony Program


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. 

*Please be patient as we process names and acknowledgements.

Click here to view: Virtual Memory Board


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!