A large holiday tree placed in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall each year will be illuminated in a ceremony this evening.
The “World Tree of Hope” is decorated with thousands of origami paper cranes that contain written notes from children and others with wishes for the future of the world.
The tree is a project of the Rainbow World Fund, an international humanitarian aid organization based in the LGBT community.
Mayor Ed Lee and Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Inomata are among the those expected to attend today’s ceremony, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Wishes will be added to the tree throughout December. People interested in participating can visit www.rainbowfund.org/tree for more information.