Holiday Events in Milwaukie! Umbrella Parade, Tree Lighting, Bonfire, Christmas Ships, AND MORE!!

December 1, 2013 | By

dsc02095_0Milwaukie Umbrella Parade & Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 7th

Decorate an umbrella in the theme of your choice and join us for the Milwaukie Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7th, 2013!

  • Convene in the Waldorf School School parking lot by 3:30 p.m. (21st and Monroe).
  • Parade will march at 4:00pm–heading up 21st Ave, turning at Washington then back down Main
  • 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 carols from the MHS choir, the Tree Lighting and refreshments. City Hall is located a 10722 SE Main Street.

Santa Claus will join the festivities and free treats will be served!

When you come down for the Umbrella Parade and/or Winter Solstice this year, please think about bringing a new unwrapped toy, food or cash to benefit Northwest Housing Alternatives and the Annie Ross House.



DSC02635Winter Solstice Bonfire and Christmas Ships
Saturday, December 14th

Our bonfire event, including entertainment and concessions (for purchase), will be held from 4:30pm-6:30pm. According to the Christmas Ship scheduleboth fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina (downtown Portland) headed to Lake Oswegoat 5:00pm. They will pass by Milwaukie around 5:45pm, subject to weather and river conditions.

• View The Christmas Ships around 5:45 p.m.
• Purchase Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Hot Dogs & Desserts
• Listen To the Dickens Carolers & MHS band performances
• Warm By the Bonfire

Due to parking restraints, please park on the east side of McLoughlin and walk to the event.

Check out more info about the Christmas Ships here….


CMI is not an organizer or sponsor of these events, but encourages residents to come out for these community gatherings.


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