I’m scraping all this info from the official site but it looks like a pretty cool event. Basically after 16 years of planning and fundraising, the Vincent Thomas Bridge – the offical welcoming monument of the City of Los Angeles will be lit on January 30th ( that’s this sunday). Yes, it’s San Pedro but that shouldn’t stand in your way. I say that in all honestly knowing full well that I blow off events that are happening 5 minutes from my house for being “too far” but this really does seem worthwhile. The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce has the word:
Celebrate the lighting of “The Official Welcoming Monument of the City of Los Angeles.” Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn and Councilwoman Janice Hahn will lead the lighting of the bridge with other officials and civic leaders. The ceremony will also include a tribute to the Vincent Thomas Bridge Lighting Committee and hundreds of community members who raised funds for the lights over the past 16 years. The lights will be switched on at sunset. The ceremony is open to the public.
Limited free parking is available at Berth 94, at the Catalina Express terminal. Additional free parking is available at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Ports O’ Call Village, and 22nd Street/Miner Streets, with free Red Car rides and shuttle transport to the ceremony. The public can also view the bridge lighting ceremony from many public and private locations in San Pedro, Wilmington and Rancho Palos Verdes, as the bridge is visible from many neighborhoods in the surrounding community.