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Celebrated the beginning of the holiday season at a big kick-off party: Gresham's Spirit of Christmas. Featuring a dazzling tree lighting ceremony, this popular family event offers an entire evening of fun and excitement. You'll find live music from local artists and kids entertainment for hours, along with steaming cups of hot cocoa, sweet candy canes and other holiday trees. Santa Claus himself will make an appearance, and you can sing Christmas carols all night long. Highlights of the Spirit of Christmas festivities include:
  • Live Local Music & Entertainment
  • Family-Friendly Fun & Activities
  • Hot Cocoa & Cider
  • Candy Canes & Treats
  • Christmas Carols
  • Santa Claus
  • Mayor Shane Bemis
  • 60-Foot Ponderosa Pine Oregon Tree Lighting
  • Food Drive
  • Toy Donation Barrels
Before the big evening tree lighting celebration gets underway, you'll find all kinds of fun activities in historic downtown Gresham. Enjoy games for the kids, cupcake decorating, craft making and live Christmas jazz. The Spirit of Christmas goes down on Saturday, November 29 at Arts Plaza, located at 488 NE 3rd Street – just two miles from our friendly hotel. Stay with us and enjoy a 100% smoke-free environment and a family-friendly atmosphere. Your kids will love our heated indoor pool. Other top amenities include a modern fitness center, business center, and on-site dining at Briarwood Bar & Grill. Would you like to learn more about this Oregon tree lighting celebration? Please contact us today at 1 (888) 465-4329 for more information and to book your holiday reservations.


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Quality Inn East Portland Hotel, Oregon (OR)
2752 Northeast Hogan Drive, Gresham, OR 97030
Reservations: 503-907-1777
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2752 Northeast Hogan Drive, Gresham, OR 97030