|Welcome the holiday season in Hillsboro’s historic downtown Saturday November 29, 2014 with the annual Holly Days and tree lighting.Festivities begin at 1 pm with a special winter marketplace featuring local artists, crafts, food and drinks, fresh winter produce, live entertainment. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza will be bustling with holiday cheer and excitement leading up to the awe-inspiring tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
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Fueled and Fed by our wonderful Downtown Merchants and Businesses.
We asked Santa to bring his reindeer if they weren’t too busy! So they will be parked on the plaza. Stop by and say hello or just ride the train on by.
It takes a lot of fuel and food to travel with reindeer and our downtown Merchants and business owners are helping out. We have to thank them for making the trip easy.
SANTA, HOT CHOCOLATE AND COOKIES
Santa is not Santa without cookies! He will be taking wish lists and giving advice on how to be good! Bring your own cameras for photos.
While you wait for your audience with Santa, the Youth Advisory Council will offer hot chocolate and cookies for a donation .
You can also take an indoor break at Outdoors In park @ the plaza from 1-4 pm for a free chance to explore this unique full-size indoor playground system
Canned Food Drive
Ride the train around the Plaza with your donation of food for the Food Bank. Go to the State Farm ‘Ticket’ Station to drop off your donation and get your ticket.
SHOPPING and DINING
While in downtown, stroll through the Marketplace and Downtown Stores and Restaurants who are ready to service your holiday shopping needs. While shopping local businesses, Ask about the DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO GOLDEN TICKET!
Symphony of Light
Using a technique called projection mapping, the video artist Patrick Coan will create a light show that conforms to the architecture of the round stairway on the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza, 150 E Main Street. He will create a cascade of dancing lights and color that will move up and around the multi-tiered stair structure… more
Event Map and Vendors
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Holly Days is a partnership between Tuesday Marketplace, Pack 1st Properties and City of Hillsboro.
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MUSIC and SCHEDULE
Our stage performances brought you by:
|1:00 – 6:00||Live Reindeer Coral|
|1:00 – 2:00||Bell Ringing with City officials|
|1:00 – 5:00||Art and activities – Letters to Santa|
|2:00 – 4:00||Santa Visits|
|2:00 – 2:30||Jackson Elementary & North Plains Elementary School Choir|
|2:00 – 5:00||Train Rides – Donation to the Oregon Food Bank required|
|2:30 – 3:30||Radio Disney|
|3:30 – 4:30||Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters|
|5.00 – 5:30||Oregon Chorale|
|5:30 – 5:35||Tree Lighting|
|5:35 – 6:30||Symphony of Light|