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Tualatin residents can sign up for one of three nights of illuminated vehicles driving through three neighborhoods.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Cars travel through a Tualatin neighborhood during the first Holiday Lights Parade held in 2020.Tualatin residents hoping to participate in this year's Holiday Lights Parade still have time to register for one of three days planned for the event, which runs Dec. 2-4.

Residents can sign up online at tualatinoregon.gov/recreation by clicking the Holiday Lights Parade tab for the following dates and routes:

  • Friday, Dec. 2: North Parade (includes neighborhoods around Community Park and Jurgens Park)

  • Saturday, Dec. 3: South Parade (includes neighborhoods around Ibach Park and Tualatin High School)

  • Sunday, Dec. 4: East Parade (includes neighborhoods around Atfalati Park and Browns Ferry Park)

    "All three parade routes still have openings if anyone wants to sign up," said Heidi Marx, Tualatin Parks and Recreation event coordinator. "We are so excited to bring the parades back again this year. They have definitely become a community favorite. It is a great way to kick off the holiday season together."

    While the city will cap the parade at 50 vehicles driven by members of the public, that isn't expected to happen, said Marx.

    The parades, which are open only to Tualatin residents, will last approximately 1½ to 2 hours. They all begin at 7 p.m. No pedestrians, animals, bicycles or trailers will be allowed.

    The first Holiday Light Parade in Tualatin began in 2020, a response to the cancelation of that year's Starry Nights and Holiday Lights event, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    While Starry Nights and Holiday Lights will not occur again this year, the Lake of the Commons will still feature the floating holiday tree as well as illuminated trees around the lake, said Marx. Plans are to bring Starry Nights and Holiday Lights back soon.


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