50th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting:

Friday, December 1, 2017

The 50th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event will be taking place on Friday December 1st, 2017, at Western Oregon University. Starting at 6PM, the outdoor program will festively feature various student groups, local businesses, and organizations. With a special guest from the North Pole set to be in attendance, please join us in the Werner University Center for the indoor program whichwill include the cookie bakeoff contest, arts and crafts, a Toys for Tots donation site, and holiday pictures in the Willamette Room. 

If you require an accommodation to participate in a WOU activity, please notify Disability Services at least 72 hours in advance: 

503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu. Accessible parking available in parking lot A behind the administration building.


Friday December 1, 2017

  • 6 p.m. – Holiday Parade begins –  Leaving Monmouth Library
  • Following the parade there will be remarks from community leaders and the tree will be illuminated.
  • 7 p.m. – Local School Choir Concert
  • 7 p.m. – Wine, Warmth, & Music at the Historic Gentle House
Inside Program: Pictures with Santa, Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, Tree Decorating Contest, Arts & Crafts
The Cannon Art Gallery will be open showcasing WOU Faculty art. 

Approximately 800-1000 WOU and Monmouth/Independence Community members attend this event each year


John Wilkins

(503) 838-8229 | or e-mail: wilkinsj@wou.edu