Portland Walking Tours

What’s in your living room?

November 23rd, 2010

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. We have places to sit, have coffee, watch movies (and TV), gaze at art and munch on a snack.

And on November 26, we’ll have another fixture of many American living rooms:  a gigantic evergreen tree, all lit up and decorated.

The 26th annual tree lighting ceremony is Friday, Nov. 26 starting at 5:30 pm. Thousands of Portlanders are expected to gather at the Square to celebrate the official start of the season by lighting the spectacular 75-foot tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company.

The event, hosted by KINK-FM and KGW (which hosts daily news broadcasts from its Studio on the Square), will feature a holiday sing-a-long with the Pacific Youth Choir, accompanied by Thomas Lauderdale, members of Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony.

If you’re not already chilling in your Autzen Stadium seats watching the Ducks beat the Arizona Wildcats or (glued to the set if you couldn’t get tickets), come lend your voice to the kickoff of the holiday season.