Kern River Valley

Hoffman Hospice to host Light Up A Life ceremonies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Hoffmann Hospice will hold its annual Light Up A Life ceremonies this week.

Events will be held 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Marketplace in Bakersfield, and at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Circle Park in Kern Valley.

The ceremony is a tree-lighting tradition, where the community gathers to commemorate loved ones. Each light symbolizes an individual who has enriched the lives of others.

The public is invited to participate in the event, which will be free of charge. The lights will cost $10 each, and a reading of all the names represented by the lights will take place.

The ceremony will also include a unique candle-lighting custom involving the community passing the "flame of life" from neighbor to neighbor.

The lights will continue to shine throughout the holiday season.

To pre-purchase a light, or for more information on the ceremony, call (661) 410-1010.