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Posted on: November 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Lighting and Festivities Kick Off Holiday Season

The fifth annual Light Up Downtown is an inclusive, family event celebrating community and light in the darkest days of the year. The free event kicks off the holiday season in downtown Eugene with music, lights, food and merriment.

When and Where

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 22
  • Time: 5:15-7 p.m.
  • Location: Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, Eugene

More Details

City of Eugene Cultural Services invites the community for free and inclusive holiday festivities including performances by Cullen Vance, Village School Choir & Sungano Marimba and Danceability International. A&P Model Train Club will have model trains on display, and The Gift-Free Boutique supported by Clothes Horse, Buffalo Exchange and St. Vincent de Paul will offer free, quality clothing in a dignified and welcoming space to people who may not have the opportunity to shop and buy new clothes. Free cider and popcorn will be available, as well as a variety of food and beverage for purchase.

Attendees are invited to bring new socks, hats, hand and foot warmers to benefit Egan Warming Center, supporting those in need this holiday season.

At 7 p.m. the festivities move downtown to the shops, restaurants and sidewalks around Broadway and Willamette. Holiday lights will adorn storefronts, a DJ and a holiday light display will activate Kesey Square, local arts organizations will introduce their holiday season performances and model trains will be on display.

The lights will remain a holiday attraction until January.

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