Once again the City of Milwaukie will host two long-standing holiday events this year!
The Umbrella Parade & Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday Dec. 1st. Staging at 3:30pm and parade at 4:00pm.
The Winter Solstice Bonfire & Christmas Ships will be held on Saturday Dec. 15th. Festivities from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Umbrella Parade & Tree Lighting
Decorate an umbrella in the theme of your choice and join us for the Milwaukie Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st, 2012!
Convene in the Waldorf School School parking lot by 3:30 p.m. (21st and Monroe).
Parade will march at 4:00pm
Tree Lighting will follow at City Hall around 4:30pm
The Milwaukie High School Marching band will lead the procession up Main Street and back to City Hall where the festivities will be capped with the Tree Lighting and refreshments. City Hall is located a 10722 SE Main Street. Santa Claus will join the festivities and treats will be served!
Winter Solstice Bonfire & Christmas Ships
The Milwaukie Winter Solstice event has been a cherished tradition for years. Come down to the Milwaukie Riverfront park and watch the Christmas Ship fleet cruise the Willammette River! Warm by bonfire, enjoy yummy treats (for sale) and listen to the carols. Winter Solstice Bonfire and Christmas Ships Saturday, December 15th According to the Christmas Ship Schedule at 5:00PM both fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina (downtown Portland) headed to Lake Oswego. They will pass by Milwaukie around 5:30pm, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park and then turn back to Portland.
View The Christmas Ships around 5:30 p.m.
Purchase Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Hot Dogs & Desserts
Listen To the Dickens Carolers
Warm By The Bonfire Due to parking restraints, please park on the east side of McLoughlin and walk to the event.
For more information about either event please call Beth Ragel at (503) 786-7568.