Portland Christmas** (Holiday) Tree, Pioneer Courthouse Square
Taken on January 2, 2008
Photo By Julian Chadwick / PDX Pipeline
The annual Christmas** tree lighting takes place today in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The photo above is from the take-down of last year's tree the day after New Years.
Info from the square about today's event:
Tree Lighting Ceremony Presented by SmartPark and brought to you by Globe Lighting and KGW NewsChannel 8
On the day after Thanksgiving, Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate the official start of the season by lighting the spectacular 75ft Tree. Well over 25,000 people are expected to attend the 24th annual Tree Lighting Event hosted by KGW NewsChannel 8 and Kink.fm with special guests including local Dignitaries.
Concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer with the Brown Sisters, Portland's Mayor and Santa will lead the crowd sing-along in this annual community celebration. Big, bright and beautiful, this event unites the community in an evening of merriment and sharing for the whole family.
**It appears the word “Christmas” is not used in association with the tree event even though “Santa” is there.