Coordinated by the Tigard Downtown Alliance, the Downtown Tigard Tree Lighting is set for Friday, December 1st from 6:45 – 9 p.m. The event kicks off with the annual tree lighting of the historic tree in Liberty Park with an after party at the Ballroom Dance Company which includes pictures with Santa, treats, crafts, music and more. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and get the kids some Santa time!
Here’s a line-up of what’s happening:
6:45-7:15 p.m. Crowds gather at Rite Aid Parking Lot to view the tree at Liberty Park and hear Christmas Carols from a local elementary choir, Santa Arrives and tree is lit
7:15 p.m. Group procession moves down Main Street to the Ballroom Dance Company led by one lucky child and guardian getting to ride in special transportation with Santa.
7:15 p.m. on – the Ambassador Ballroom enjoy pictures with Santa, drop off Letters to Santa, Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Ornament Crafts, Adult Choir Entertainment and more!
Sherrie’s Jewelry Box is sponsoring Letters to Santa which can be done the night of the event and picked up by an elf or the letter can be downloaded @exploredowntowntigard.com/letter-to-santa/ and dropped off at Santa’s Mailbox which will be located at Sherrie’s Jewelry Box at 12425 SW Main Street, Tigard.
The Ballroom Dance Company is graciously providing space for the after party so all can stay warm and dry as the community connects with Santa. The Ballroom Dance Company is located at 8900 SW Commercial St., Tigard
To be entered in for a chance to be the lucky child to ride with Santa and lead the procession, elementary children (K-5) in the Tigard elementary schools can color in a Tree Lighting drawing and turn it in. Drawings will be distributed to schools and also available to download off the exploredowntowntigard.com website. Directions for turn in will accompany the drawing.
Come join us and light up the season!
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