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16th Annual Tree of Hope Lighting Celebration

Monday, December 6 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Rainbow World Fund (RWF) and Grace Cathedral invite you to the 16th Annual RWF World Tree Lighting Celebration.  

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope and peace from children and individuals from around the world. Created annually as a symbol of global unity and world peace, the tree is a gift from members of the San Francisco LGBTQ and Japanese American communities to the world – given to inspire hope, love and humanitarian action. Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make the RWF World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world. 


The Grammy-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus
Emcee Donna Sachet
Emperor David Glamamore
Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy
Landa Lakes will perform a Native Blessing
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California
Leberta Lorál
Tammy Lynne Hall-Hawkins
Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
Origami Artist Linda Mihara
RWF Founder Jeff Cotter
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. will bless the Tree
Special guests TBA and much more! 

Would you like your wish to be included? 

Do you have a wish for the world? Send in your wish and it’ll be turned into an origami crane and put it on the World Tree of Hope. It’s free and open to all. 

More about the World Tree of Hope  

Time lapse video of decorating the tree in 2013 at City Hall.  
World Tree of Hope: What is Your Wish? 
Click here for more information.  

The tree will be at Grace Cathedral through January 8, 2022.  

Following the guidance of public health officials and our Bishop, we now require that everyone 12 years and older show proof of COVID vaccination before entering the cathedral. To expedite your check-in process visit gracecathedral.org/vax to upload your vaccination verification and receive quicker entry with our Grace Pass. You will receive your Grace Pass within 72 hours if you submit it between Sunday – Thursday.