The City of Lake Oswego and Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite you to ring in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Festival! 2023 marks the 59th year of this time-honored tradition. Festivities take place at Millennium Plaza Park only, with holiday music, a marketplace of festive vendors, and a special visit from the big guy in red! The celebratory lighting of Millennium Plaza takes place at 6 p.m.

Santa Letters: Let Santa know you’ve been extra nice this year! Join the Police at the Tree Lighting to write a letter to Kris Kringle and drop it in the red mailbox as part of the annual police community-building #YouandBlue campaign. Believers of all ages will receive a personal letter from the big guy in red! Make sure to print clearly so Santa knows all your wishes and include a return address too.

Click here to read the Lake Oswego Review article about the upcoming event.

Visit the City of Lake Oswego’s website here.

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3-7 pm: Viewing of Timberview Farm Reindeer, visits with Santa, Santa letters with Police for #YouandBlue, a visit from LO Fire, and perusing the holiday marketplace
3-3:45 pm: Oregon Community Choir and Youth Chorale
3:45-4:45 pm: The Dickens Carolers
5-5:30 pm: Carols from Lakeridge & Lake Oswego High Schools
5:30-6 pm: Performance from Lakeridge High School show choir “Company” and Lake Oswego High School show choir “Windjammers”
6 pm: Lighting of the Millennium tree
6:05-7 pm: Performance from Millennium Concert Band

Vendors: A full list of vendors will be added once selections have been made. If you are interested in applying please email

This event is made possible by the generosity of our Sponsors

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