2021 Tree Lighting Festival

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Friday, November 26 at 5:30pm
Millennium Plaza Park 

The City of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite you to ring in the holiday season with the annual tree lighting! 2021 marks the 57th anniversary of this time-honored tradition. This evening of cheer includes caroling, performances from local high schools, local choirs and Millennium Concert Band, sweet treats and more. Gather at the corner of 5th Street & A Avenue to light the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree, then parade down to Millennium Plaza Park to enjoy the lighting of the Millennium Tree. The evening is completed by the Lake Oswego Fire Department's delivery of a very special guest from the North Pole. 

Santa Letters:  Let Santa Claus know you've been extra nice this year!  Drop off a letter to Kris Kringle in the red mailbox located at Millennium Plaza Park during the Tree Lighting from 5:30-8pm.  We've even attached some sample letters to this website to print and decorate at home and bring to the event. Believers of all ages will receive a personal letter from the big guy in red. Make sure to print clearly so Santa knows all of your wishes and include a return address too.  Following the Tree Lighting, letters can be dropped at Santa mailbox at the Lake Oswego Golf Course on Stafford (Parks & Recreation headquarters). The mailbox will be transferred on Monday so letters may be dropped beginning at noon on Nov. 29-Sunday, December 5. The golf course is open from 8am-5pm. 

Special thank you to our event sponsors!