Embassy Suites by Hilton Lompoc Holds 1st Tree Lighting, Creates New Tradition

Lompoc Tree Lighting

“I’m thankful to the Embassy Suites staff for making what I envisioned, happened. What better place than this amazing garden to light up a Christmas tree? It adds to the picturesque beauty around the pond. In just a couple of hours, we collected almost two boxes full of donations.”

Upon arrival, guests were given a tea light candle and came together to get in the holiday spirit with a warm cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies and candy canes. A local choir delighted guests with Christmas carols and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A bright spotlight was on Santa Claus as he took the glass elevator down to the ground floor, while his beautifully decorated sleigh was parked in front of the hotel. A countdown was held before the 18-foot fresh-cut Noble Fir Christmas Tree adorned with blue, silver and white was lit. The celebration featured festive decorations, twinkling lights and even snow.

“We planned and prepared for this event in just seven days,” Golda Mae Escalante, General Manager, said. “I’m thankful to the Embassy Suites staff for making what I envisioned, happened. What better place than this amazing garden to light up a Christmas tree? It adds to the picturesque beauty around the pond. In just a couple of hours, we collected almost two boxes full of donations.”

The celebration was graced by the US Marine Corps as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lompoc participated in the annual Toys for Tots drive for the ninth year in a row. The event was free but guests were encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

“WCG Hotels is helping Toys for Tots deliver the magic of Christmas to less fortunate children who otherwise might have been forgotten.” said…

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