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Spirit of Gresham

  • Tree lighting

    Saturday, Dec. 3

    Arts Plaza

    Kick off the holiday season with the Spirit of Gresham. This season we invite all of Gresham to celebrate our many holidays and traditions and light the community up with holiday cheer. Gather at the Arts Plaza for music, free treats, hot cocoa and more.

    4:30-5:00 pm: Gresham Holiday Light Cruise from City Hall to the Arts Plaza
    5:00 pm: Spirit of Gresham starts at the Arts Plaza
    6:00 pm: Count down to light the 85-foot Ponderosa pine along with Mayor Travis Stovall, City Councilors and Santa Claus

    Interested in bringing this event to life with the holiday spirit? Contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

    • A crowd gathers under the holiday lights of the 70 foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza.
    • Young children stand with Santa next to the red Letters to Santa mailbox outside on the Gresham Arts Plaza.
    • A holiday elf and teenage friends dress warm for the festivities in historic downtown Gresham.
    • Spirit of Christmas attendees
    • Santa Claus hears the wishes of a boy at the Spirit of Gresham event.
    • Spirit of Christmas participant with hot cocoa

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