Portland’s 2017 Christmas / Holiday tree lighting is the Friday after Thanksgiving at 5:30PM. This tree lighting event will feature a holiday sing-a-long featuring Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini.
If you are going to the lighting event, it a good idea to go a bit early as it is rather crowded by 4PM.
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33rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark | November 24, 2017 | 5:30pm Rain or Shine
Pioneer Courthouse Square – 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
This annual tradition will kick off at 5:30pm with a community sing-a-long curated by Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale. Joining Thomas for the community sing-a-long will be members of Pink Martini, 234th Army Band of the Oregon National Guard and Pacific Youth Choir. The event will be hosted by KGW news anchors along with 101.9 KINK radio. This community celebration will feature Santa ‘flipping the switch’ to light the City’s 75-foot Douglas-fir generously donated by Stimson Lumber Company. The evening’s festivities will also broadcast Live on KGW News at 6.
In addition to the sing-a-long festivities, Pioneer Courthouse Square will also give attendees of the Tree Lighting Ceremony the opportunity to win personalized bricks at the Square. To celebrate the conclusion of the Parks replacement Bond repairs recently completed in the Square during its 33rd year, the Square will offer event attendees the chance to win one of 33 named bricks to be placed in Portland’s Living Room through a “text to win” giveaway. Message and data rates may apply.
Throughout the day after Thanksgiving visitors to Downtown can check out the Square’s newest food carts: Fried Egg I’m in Love, for delicious egg sandwiches with catchy musical names and Whole Bowl for ‘happy, comfort in a bowl’ to go. Fried Egg I’m in Love opens at 8am for breakfast fare and Whole Bowl will open at 11:30 am with back-to-back viewing of the classical holiday film Elf nearby.
FREE Songbooks for the community sing-a-long, curated by Thomas Lauderdale, will be available at the event, while supplies last, or available digitally at thesquarePDX.org. In partnership with Portland’s-own Hollywood Lights, this year’s tree will illuminate with more than 14,000 multi colored LED lights – spanning 2.5 miles in length.
For further details on the Tree Lighting Ceremony and all the FREE community events held at Pioneer Courthouse Square, near the Square and throughout Downtown this holiday season be sure to visit www.thesquarePDX.org or follow us @thesquarePDX.
Portland Holiday / Christmas Tree Photos & Video
Pioneer Courthouse Square tree by Flickr user Jenny Cestnik.
Portland (Christmas / Holiday) Tree Lighting Photo By Chris Lae
Christmas at Pioneer Courthouse Square at Blue Hour HDR phot by Flickr user David Gn Photography
A Portland Christmas by Flickr user Zeb Andrews.
Pioneer Courthouse Square tree by Flickr user Curtis Perry.
Pioneer Courthouse Square tree by Flickr user B Berrigan.
Pioneer Courthouse Square tree by Flickr user 305 Seahill.
Pioneer Courthouse Square tree by Flickr user saramarie.
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