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Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday

Program kicks off the holiday season

11/25/2019, 2:18 p.m.
A joyful and festive gathering to "flip the switch" and light Portland's holiday tree.
Portland’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is a joyful and festival sing-a-long that takes place the day after Thanksgiving at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown.

The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will unite in a joyful and festive sing-a-long led by Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini along with a diverse collection of talented Portland musicians.

The 35th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Smart Park will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown. Pre-show entertainment will begin at 4 p.m.

The evening’s program will feature Mayor Wheeler, city dignitaries and Santa Claus as they “flip the switch” and illuminate the 14,000 colorful lights that adorn the centerpiece of Portland’s holiday season.