Portland's massive tree lighting ceremony is celebrating its 35th year this weekend

Nov 25 2019, 4:06 pm

The holiday season in Portland is just not complete without the tree lighting ceremony that takes place every year in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

After Thanksgiving, gather downtown with your loved ones and celebrate the lighting of a magnificent 75-foot Douglas fir tree.

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The 35th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is the largest and one of the most festive events in Portland. In celebration of the holiday spirit, it will feature a giant tree that is decked in 14,000 colorful lights right in the heart of downtown PDX.

 

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The event is expected to see more than 25,000 Portlanders, who will all sing along to music, which will be led by Thomas Lauderdale, members of Pink Martini, as well as other local musicians and chorale singers.
Mayor Wheeler, Santa Claus, and other dignitaries of the city of Portland will then “flip the switch” and illuminate the giant fir tree. The event will also feature strobe lights.

 

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The tree lighting ceremony is one of the most exciting events of the holiday season — you can’t miss it!

35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: November 29

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: 715 SW Morrison Street, Portland

Admission: Free

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