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From Friday, Dec. 4 through Jan. 3, 2021, people can enjoy various light displays at multiple locations in Beaverton.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Monika Hughes and Mike Bochsler take a photo of themselves in front of the light display at Candy Cane Lane in 2013. This year, the Beaverton Winter Lights event will be at sites throughout Beaverton from Friday, Dec. 4 through Jan. 3, 2021, at various locations.

If you're looking for something to look forward to or a distraction during this tumultuous year, the Beaverton Winter Lights is set to kick off next month.

The event will be at sites throughout Beaverton from Friday, Dec. 4 through Jan. 3, 2021, at various locations. People can expect new light installations at the new public safety center, The Round, and many more, said the city.

"Beaverton is an active, friendly and vibrant city, so finding ways for our community members to safely explore our neighborhoods and have shared experiences is so important," said Beaverton spokesman Dianna Ballash. "Especially in a time when most community-building activities have been canceled."

Ballash added that this new way to celebrate allows for social distancing and gives residents a chance to explore their neighborhoods at their own pace throughout the winter season for photo opportunities and wintertime fun.

The city says project partners include THPRD as a host site and Washington County.

"The displays are partially supported through CARES Act 'Community Psyche' funds and are designed to boost community and individual mental health and psyche," said Ballash.

Due to fountain renovation at city park and the pandemic, the traditional tree lighting will not take place this year.

"For the safety of our community, Beaverton Winter Lights 2020 is an entirely outdoor experience that can be viewed nightly," said Ballash. "We ask that you practice safe social distancing and wear a face covering while enjoying the displays."

Winter Lights Display Locations:

1. Candy Cane Lane, 12500 S.W. 4th St., Beaverton

Stroll along the brick pathways of Candy Cane Lane at Beaverton City Park as you enjoy the glow from birch trees wrapped in festive colorful lights.

2. Sycamore Tree Sparkle, 12375 S.W. 5th St. Beaverton

Wander over to the Beaverton City Library to fully appreciate the spectacle of the giant sycamore tree lit with countless sparkling lights and snap a selfie in the sparkling six-foot ornament.

3. Enchanted Lightshow, 12600 SW Crescent St., Beaverton

Prepare to be dazzled as you stand among the beautifully lit trees at The Round and the amphitheater comes alive with an enchanting light show projected onto the surfaces around you.

4. Whimsical Winter Wonderland Light Show, 6125 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton

Take in the magic as a whimsical light show is projected onto the new Public Safety Center and images of a winter wonderland dance across the surface.

5. Illuminated Pacific NW, 5915 S.W. 170th Ave., Beaverton

Marvel at the illuminated pavilion and custom light pieces celebrating Mt. Hood at Mountain View Champions Park.

For more information and details, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/winterlights.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF BEAVERTON - Due to fountain renovation at Beaverton City Park and the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional tree lighting will not take place this year. People will still have an opportunity to see various light displays throughout the city.


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