52nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: Friday, December 6, 2019


2019 Santa Photos Here!

The 52nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event will be taking place on Friday December 6th, 2019, at Western Oregon University. Starting at 6 p.m., 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 which will include the cookie bake off 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 6, 2019

  • 6 p.m. – Holiday Parade begins –  Leaving from Monmouth Public 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. 

Sign up for the Cookie Bake Off Here: COMING SOON!


Register to be a part of the Holiday Tree Lighting Parade! : 2019 HTL PARADE REGISTRATION

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