Join the fun! Celebrate The Spirit of Christmas: Sat Nov 29, 2013 5PM-6:30PM

11/29/2014 - 5:00pm
11/29/2014 - 6:30pm
Celebrate The Spirit of Christmas: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5PM-6:30PM. Gresham's kick-off to the holiday season. Fun for all! Tree lighting, sing-alongs, hot cocoa, treats and Santa Claus. Info here!

Gresham’s holiday kick-off event

Tree Lighting, Music
and Santa Claus too

When: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5PM-6:30PM
Where: Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Historic Downtown Gresham
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Tree Lighting
Gresham's kick-off to the holiday season, the Spirit of Christmas will feature a free program full of family-friendly fun, including performances by local musicians, hot cocoa and treats. Santa Claus will be at the event and Mayor Shane Bemis will lead the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine tree. The program gets underway at 5PM, with the tree-lighting at 6PM.

The City's Youth Advisory Committee will also be collecting donations of new and gently-used blankets, coats, and socks for SnowCap Community Charities, which provides food, clothing, advocacy and other services to local needy families. Please bring your items for donation on the 29th.

Downtown Gresham will also be hosting a full day of other holiday activities. (Schedule below this break)

Other Community Events

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Photos with Santa and crafts
Gresham History Museum
410 N. Main Ave.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gingerbread decorating for children
312 N. Main Ave.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Biodegradable bird feeder building
Kohler Meyers O'Halloran
15 N.E. Third Street
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone calls to the North Pole
Café Delirium
308 N. Main Ave.
7 - 9 p.m. Live holiday music
Café Delirium
308 N. Main Ave.
7 - 10 p.m. Christmas jazz with the Tim Paxton Quartet
(after the tree-lighting)
Hoppy Brewer
328 N. Main Ave.