Spirit of Christmas 2013Santa Claus

Saturday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 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 features a free program full of fun, including musical performances by the Gresham Christmas Choir, Gresham Community Choir and Men in Black, sing-alongs, hot cocoa and treats. Santa Claus will be at the event to hand out candy canes and Mayor Shane Bemis will light the 60-foot Ponderosa pine tree. The program gets underway at 5 p.m., with the tree-lighting at 6 p.m. Donations of canned food and toys gladly accepted by SnowCap Community Charities at the event.

Other Community Events

Time  Event   Location
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photos with Santa and crafts Gresham History Museum, 410 N. Main Ave.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music, games and fun with Radio Disney Main Avenue in downtown Gresham
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gingerbread decorating for kids iCandy, 312 N. Main Ave.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mini cupcake decorating for children Bella Cupcake, 101 N. Main Ave.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Mexican hot chocolate Tamale Factory, 134 NW 3rd St.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Christmas jazz with the Tim Paxton Quartet Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Live Christmas music Café Delirium, 308 N. Main Ave.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

TriMet    TriMet is your ticket holiday fun. Take the bus or light rail to Spirit of Christmas and other local
   destinations. Plan your trip at trimet.org.



Silver Sponsors

My Kid's Dentist and Gresham Modern Dentistry 




United Rentals  



 Pediatric Dentistry 




Santa's Elves

 Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce  

  Gresham Outlook   Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association   MetroEast Community Media  




Candy Canes

Gresham Ford  


Kohler Meyers O'Halloran, Inc. 


The Sign Shop  


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