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Nominees for the honor of lighting up Wait Park are now being sought for the Dec. 2 event in downtown Canby

The City of Canby's 21st Annual Light Up the Night celebration is just around the corner.

This year's event is Friday, Dec. 2, with a holiday parade at 6 p.m. and the official tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Photos with Santa will be available at 7 p.m.

While the event's day and time are set, there is still some work to – selecting the individual from the Canby community to light up Canby. Do you know someone "electric" who helps make Canby a better place? Maybe it's someone you work with, a family member, or a great friend?

PMG PHOTO: JOHN BAKER - Canby's Light Up The Night event is slated for Dec. 2 and nominations for the person honored with turning on the lights at Wait Park are now open.

The City of Canby wants to know: Who Lights Up Canby? Honor the person in the community who brings that special light to Canby by nominating them for the "Who Lights Up Canby" contest. The contest winner will turn the lights on in Wait Park on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

The city is looking for nominations of people throughout the Canby community who bring something a little extra special to everyone in their life – not just during the holidays, but year-round.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., with judging to start Nov. 21. To nominate someone for the Who Lights Up Canby Contest, use the online nomination form at, and be ready with the following information: Your name and phone number; nominee's name and phone number; how do they 'light up' Canby/

For more information, contact Tyler Nizer, economic development and tourism coordinator at 503-266-0772 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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