Portland’s 2015 Christmas / Holiday tree arrives this November 12 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. A description of the lighting event plus more pictures and a video here.
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Related Portland Holiday Events & Info:
- Holiday Calendar: Portland Holiday Events, Bazaars, Shopping, Christmas, Local Markets
- Holiday Market: America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar @ Portland Expo | Black Friday, Thanksgiving Weeknd, 900+ Booths, Crafts, Gift Ideas (Nov 27-29)
- Holiday Concert: Comfort & Joy – Holiday Tour @ Newmark Theatre | Featuring Grammy Nominee Jim Brickman w/ Anne Cochran & Tracy Silverman (Nov 29)
- Holiday Village: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer (Nov 27-Jan 3)
- Holiday Cruise: Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Holiday Cruises | Storytelling, Magic, Holiday / Christmas Treats
2015 Portland Stimson Lumber Christmas Tree Info:
Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival | November 12, 2015 | Noon
Pioneer Courthouse Square will kick-off the 2015 Winter Season in downtown Portland Thursday November 12th at noon with the arrival of Portland’s Tree from Stimson Lumber Company. This is the thirteenth year Stimson Lumber Company has generously donated the city’s tree. The 75ft tall Douglas Fir was grown on sustainable forestlands near Timber, Oregon. The tree will begin its journey to the Square on Tuesday, November 10th with the help of Ness & Campbell Crane along with RAM Trucking.
Prior to its arrival at the Square, the tree will parade along SW Sixth Avenue along with Santa and The Beat Goes on Marching Band! Once it reaches the Square, Stimson Lumber’s Rodney Jacobs will present the Tree to Portland City officials. While the tree is being lifted in place, spectators can grab a FREE hot chocolate from Unitus Community Credit Union, say hello to Santa, listen to the festive carols of the Dickens Carolers, and kick-off the holiday season in Portland’s Living Room!
After two weeks of reattaching branches and tree limbs, more than 14,000 MULTI-COLORED lights will adorn the City’s Tree through the New Year. This year’s colored LED lights will utilize 91% less energy and last 50% longer than standard holiday tree lights.
31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark | November 27, 2015 | 5:30pm Rain or Shine
Thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate 31 years of lighting of the spectacular 75ft tree. This year’s event will feature a holiday sing-a-long featuring Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini, the Pacific Youth Choir, The von Trapps and many more! Complimentary songbooks curated by Thomas Lauderdale, will be distributed to event attendees on a first- come first-served basis.
Portland Holiday / Christmas Tree Photos
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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