Holiday Gala Tree Lighting attracts hundreds to First Friday
Cold early-December temperatures and winds that made it feel even colder didn't keep hundreds from gathering in Multnomah Village for the annual Holiday Gala.
Every year the Multnomah Village Business Association volunteers make sure there's a reson for the season on the first Friday of December.
A donated 15-ft Noble Fir was brought in from Sauvie Island for the tradition lighting of the tree, which took place at exactly 6:45PM.
Two horse-drawn wagons with room for two dozen passengers made a continuous loop of Multnomah Village. Rides were free and lines were long outside the Multnomah Arts Center.
First Friday is the monthly showcase of businesses along Capitol Highway so crowds had two reasons to visit.
Village Beads provided the electrical power for the tree's lights.