Portland’s 2018 Christmas / Holiday tree arrives this November 9 in Pioneer Square. Festivities include Santa + music. The 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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2018 Portland Stimson Lumber Christmas Tree Info:
Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival | November 9, 2018 | Noon
Come to Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday, November 9th to officially kick-off the 2018 Holiday Season in downtown with the arrival of Portland’s 75’ Douglas Fir generously donated by Stimson Lumber Company . This year’s tree, grown on sustainable forestlands near Gaston, Oregon will begin its journey to the Square with the help of RAM Trucking three days before its arrival in our City’s Living Room. Once the Tree arrives in Portland on the 9th it will travel along the transit mall and arrive at the Square for Stimson Lumber’s Rodney Jacobs to present the Tree to Pioneer Courthouse Square Trustees Dan Lavey of Gallatin Public Affairs and Courtney Posey from Nordstrom along with Portland Parks Interim Director, Kia Seeley.
“Stimson Lumber is honored to donate this magnificent Tree to the City of Portland. Having our Tree displayed for all to enjoy in the heart of downtown during the holiday season is a tradition we look forward to each year”, says Stimson Lumber Forester Rodney Jacobs. While the tree is being hoisted into place, visitors to the Square can grab a delicious lunch at The Carts on the Square, enjoy a FREE hot chocolate from Unitus Community Credit Union, say hello to Santa, listen to live entertainment from The Beat Goes On Marching Band and enjoy treats compliments of Metro by T-Mobile.
The tree will be lifted into position in the center of the Square with a Link Belt HTC8640, a 40t capacity hydraulic truck crane, skillfully operated by Will Menefee and generously provided by Ness & Campbell Crane. As we near the holiday season Pioneer Courthouse Square will put the finishing touches on the tree by reattaching tree branches and working with Portland’s own Hollywood Lights to install more than 14,000 multi-colored LED lights that will adorn the City’s Tree through the New Year. “We look forward to welcoming our community and visitors to Portland’s Living Room this holiday season”, says Pioneer Courthouse Square Trustee Dan Lavey, “and to all the magical moments of celebration that will take place in our City’s great public space.” The Square looks forward to bringing thousands of Portlanders together Downtown the Day after Thanksgiving for the annual Lighting of the Tree with a community carol sing-a-long led by Thomas Lauderdale, members of Pink Martini and many more!
34rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark | November 23, 2018 | 5:30pm Rain or Shine
Join thousands of Portlanders to celebrate the official start of the season by lighting the City’s spectacular 75 ft. Douglas-fir.
The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate the lighting of the spectacular 75ft Tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company. This beloved community tradition will feature a holiday sing-a-long with Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini, the NW Community Gospel Choir and friends! With a big tree, over 14,000 colorful lights and Portland’s largest community sing-a-long this is an event you won’t want to miss!
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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