KEYT to Air Two Special Showings of Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 37th Annual Light Up a Life

Thursday, December 24th at 11:30 am

Sunday, December 27th at 2 pm

This year, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) filmed their traditional celebration of reflection, special speakers, poetry, musical entertainment, and the lighting of their Tree of Remembrance, featuring emcee Catherine Remak that will be aired Thursday, December 24th at 11:30 am and Sunday, December 27th at 2 pm on KEYT.

The holiday season can stir up a range of emotions, including joy, stress, sadness, and everything in between. For those preparing to navigate the holiday season without cherished loved ones, this time of year can be even more difficult and HSB honors them every year with Light Up a Life. Light Up A Life is an opportunity for all to join together as communities unite for one heartwarming ceremony to remember and honor the many that are missed this holiday season.

In addition to the two KEYT airings, HSB is giving the community an opportunity to dedicate a star on their virtual Tree of Remembrance for someone they miss this holiday season. For a donation, the community can dedicate an online star(s) with their loved one’s name, photo, and a special message.

Live trees will be displayed at each of the four locations: Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria until the end of the year and HSB will create traditional paper stars in honor of each digital star donated and place it on the location of the purchaser’s choice.

“Light Up a Life is such a memorable tradition we have every year where we continue to share our grief for those we miss. During this time, we are all grieving, whether it be for a person or the normalcy of our lives. We have come together to show each other we are not alone this holiday season, even if we are not doing our in person events” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “That is why this filmed event is so special. We are grateful KEYT will be airing Light Up A Life for those who missed it and we hope you tune in.”

Hospice of Santa Barbara would like to give a special thank you to their partners, Ariel & John Bowers, NS Ceramic, Inc., Kenny & Elizabeth Slaught, Richard & Christine Joy, and Cottage Health.

To make a donation, or dedicate a digital star on HSB’s virtual Tree of Remembrance, please visit:


Hospice of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in our offices and on fifteen local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit


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