Kickoff the festive season at the annual Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration.
Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the community gathers in downtown Hillsboro to enjoy performances, local artisans and activities for all ages. The event builds the excitement leading up to the tree lighting.
Here are the details about the 2023 event.
Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration
The Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration is Saturday, November 18 from 2-7 p.m.
More than 100 local vendors and businesses will help you get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping with handmade goods and gift cards. Downtown merchants will also host a variety of in-shop activities and promotions.
The kid village returns this year with a full schedule of activities, including make and take Christmas tree treats, forest floor seek and find game, Christmas forest wonderland and owl pellet dissection demo (2-4 p.m. only).
The event has a full schedule of entertainment. Here’s the lineup of live performances on the Cultural Arts District stage:
- Malderine Birmingham
- Julianne Johnson & NW Choirs
- Firey Kitten & Jaiba
- Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz & the Harpist
- Oregon Chorale
Tree Lighting Ceremony
The main attraction of the event is the tree lighting ceremony. A locally sourced evergreen will be decked out and lit up as the community’s holiday tree. The tree will come to light at 6 p.m. followed by a sing-along led by Oregon Chorale.
The plaza outside the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street in Hillsboro. For more information, visit the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership’s website.
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