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Wood Village, Fairview and Troutdale ring in the holiday season with festive events on Friday and Saturday

PMG FILE PHOTO - Santa Claus greets the happy crowd at Troutdale's 2018 tree lighting celebration in Mayor's Square on Historic Columbia River Highway. Early December means the holiday season is in full swing, and Wood Village, Troutdale and Fairview are celebrating by inviting everyone to their respective Christmas tree lighting ceremonies this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7.

- The city of Troutdale's Christmas tree will go all aglow in a celebration from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, downtown at Mayor's Square, 114 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Festivities for the event, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Columbia Gorge, begin at 5:30 p.m. with holiday music performed by the Gresham High School Overtones, holiday carolers and Santa's elves. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served.

At 6 p.m., Mayor Casey Ryan and the city's guest host, Dave Salesky from KATU-TV, will oversee the traditional tree lighting countdown. The event coincides with the monthly First Friday event, so be sure to visit the shops, restaurants and galleries along the Historic Columbia River Highway. As part of its Holiday Toy Drive, SnowCap Community Charities also will have a tent at Mayor's Square to collect new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens.PMG FILE PHOTO - The city of Fairviews Christmas tree will begin its holiday season glow at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

For more information, visit troutdaleoregon.gov/community/page/holiday-tree-lighting.

- Wood Village's tree lighting takes place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Wood Village Town Center, 22855 N.E. Park Lane. Caroling begins at 5 p.m., followed by the lighting of the tree at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available and Santa Claus is expected to pay a visit.

For more information, visit woodvillageor.gov/events/tree-lighting/

- The city of Fairview's 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fairview City Hall and Community Park, across from City Hall at 1300 N.E. Village St. Attendees can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy refreshments and holiday-themed music, work with crafts and engage in other activities.

The tree will be illuminated at 5 p.m. at the free event. For more information, visit fairvieworegon.gov/402/Christmas-Tree-Lighting.


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