Spirit of Christmas 2014

Saturday, Nov. 29
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second Street

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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.


Other Community Events

Time  Event   Location
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 iCandy, 312 N. Main Ave.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Biodegradable bird feeder building Kohler Meyers O'Halloran, 15 N.E. Third Street
3 - 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. (after the tree-lighting) Christmas jazz with the Tim Paxton Quartet Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave.


Share the spirit of Christmas with a sponsorshipRiverview Community Bank Logo

 2014 event sponsors  

Be a part of the fun with a sponsorship and prepare to have a merry evening with the community. Through the generous contributions from companies and individuals, the City is able to continue this beloved community event.

Winter CoatSponsorship packet  |  Donate online  


Help neighbors in need stay warm this season

The City's Youth Advisory Committee students will be at the Spirit of Christmas to collect donations for SnowCap Community Charities. They are accepting:

  • New or gently used coats
  • Blankets
  • Socks

More information

For more information contact Jill Bradley at 503-618-2420 or Jill.Bradley@GreshamOregon.gov.


Christmas Tree on the Arts Plaza Santa Claus on the Arts Plaza