Hospice of Santa Barbara Celebrates their 38th Annual Light Up a Life Virtually

Every year, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) brings the communities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria together but this year, for the second year in a row the community can join HSB virtually for their 38th Annual Light Up a Life!

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 virtual ceremony to remember and honor the many that are missed this holiday season. 

This year, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) will hold their traditional celebration of reflection, special speakers, poetry, musical entertainment, and the lighting of their Tree of Remembrance to honor the many that are missed this holiday season, online via Zoom featuring event emcee Rev. Julia Hamilton on Wednesday, December 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT.

In addition to their online virtual event, HSB is giving the community an opportunity to dedicate a star on their Virtual Tree of Remembrance. For a donation, folks can dedicate a digital star(s) with their loved one’s name, photo, and a special message.  

Live trees will still be displayed at each of the four locations: Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria. HSB will then create traditional paper stars for 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. Although we are not going to hold our traditional in-person events, this year’s online virtual event will be just as meaningful,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “We hope you join us and dedicate a star to a loved one on our wonderful Virtual Tree of Remembrance.”

HSB’s virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register for the free event and/or to dedicate a digital star on their Virtual Tree of Remembrance, please visit: https://www.hospiceofsb.org/lual  



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 www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.

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