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City Christmas tree lights up

by: Jim Clark A crew from Commercial Holiday Decorators helps hang Christmas lights on a tree at the Center for the Arts Plaza in downtown Gresham on Friday, Nov. 18. The lights will be illuminated Saturday, Dec. 3.

The city of Gresham started stringing 2,400 LED lights on the Christmas tree at the Center for the Arts Plaza at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in preparation for the annual tree lighting during the Spirit of Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 3.

The 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Center for the Arts Plaza, located at Second Street and Hood Avenue, will be lit for the first time at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The tree lighting culminates the daylong Sprit of Christmas celebration, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit greshamoregon.gov and follow the link for the Spirit of Christmas to see a schedule for the day's events.