Over the past 26 years, Hoffmann Hospice has marked the beginning of the holiday season with our annual Light Up A Life event.
The celebration is an opportunity to pause to celebrate the memory of loved ones that have passed away and individuals that make life a little brighter. Together we will illuminate the darkness and give hope to our community this holiday season.
This year when you make a Light Up A Life dedication, a light symbolically representing the person you are honoring will illuminate The Tree at The Marketplace Bakersfield throughout the Holiday Season.
The reading of names will also be recorded and shared after the event to be enjoyed by anyone who cannot attend the in-person event.
Hoffmann Hospice provides grief support services at no cost.
If you are in need of assistance, please call our team at (661) 410-1010 for more information.
Your generous gift of at least $10 will bring light to the Kern County community and the patients and families we serve this holiday season.
Light Dedication ($10) - With each dedication, a symbolic light will shine to recognize your loved one, and their name will be added to our 2022 List of Names to be read aloud at our live ceremony and printed in The Bakersfield Californian.
Ornament Dedication ($100) - A symbolic light will shine to recognize your loved one, their name will added to our 2021 List of Names to be read aloud and printed in The Bakersfield Californian, and you will receive a 2022 commemorative ornament.
Angel Dedication ($250) - A symbolic light will shine to recognize your loved one, their name will be added to our 2022 List of Names to be read aloud at the beginning of our live ceremony, recognized in BOLD print on our published list, and you will receive a 2022 commemorative ornament.
Dedications will be accepted online through Sunday, November 27th, 2022. Light and Ornament Dedications (while supplies last) will also be accepted in-person at the ceremony on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 from 6:00pm to 6:30pm.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
The Marketplace Bakersfield Fountain
6:30 PM PDT - 8:00 PM PDT
This year's celebration will take place at The Marketplace Bakersfield fountain at:
9000 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93311
We look forward to seeing you in person to honor those we hold close to our hearts and remember the beautiful ways they enriched our lives.
Join us to stand vigil during a LIVE candle light reading of all the names on Tuesday, November 29th, beginning at 6:30 PM. The reading ceremony will take place at The Marketplace Bakersfield near the fountain. A list of all names recognized with a dedication will appear in The Bakersfield Californian. A video recording of the reading ceremony will also be shared online after the event to be enjoyed by anyone who cannot attend the in-person ceremony.
Ornament and Angel dedications include a 2022 Commemorative ornament mailed to each donor for their tree at home.
Each Angel dedication will be read first during the live ceremony and appear with a bold listing in the 2022 List of Names published in The Bakersfield Californian.
Every dedicated light represents a life worthy of celebration while ensuring that others receive the compassionate end of life care they need. Each dedication is recognized with a symbolic light on The Tree at The Marketplace Bakersfield, which will shine throughout the Holiday Season. Visit the tree to see the light shining in memory and in honor of our loved ones.
Each dedication will be recognized with a symbolic light shining brightly on The Tree at The Marketplace Bakersfield throughout the holiday season. The name recognized with each dedication will be read aloud at our live Light Up A Life Ceremony on November 29, 2022 and be added to our 2022 Light Up A Life List of Names.
* All Ornament or Angel Dedications will receive a 2022 Commemorative Ornament.
The holiday season is a time of gentle reflection, support and respite during a time of year when there can be many demands on our time and emotions.
No matter when we have experienced our loss, it can be healing to remember and honor our loved ones and the beautiful ways they enriched our lives.
Please join us at the live Reading Ceremony at The Marketplace Bakersfield Fountain on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:30pm.
Thank you for making a dedication to honor your loved one.
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