Hermiston Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Festival Street on Thursday

The annual lighting of the Hermiston Christmas tree takes place Thursday on Festival Street. The event will feature holiday music, carriage rides and a visit from Santa. (File photo)

The city of Hermiston’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5 on Festival Street. The free community event begins at 6 p.m.

There will be holiday music, hot chocolate, a campfire and carriage rides. Vendors will be on hand with food and holiday treats. The celebration also includes performances by Majazzty Accannella Choir, Hermiston High School’s jazz band and the Hermiston Community Theater, and professional photos with Santa will be available for a fee.

The event is sponsored by Tom Denchel’s Ford Country. For more information, call the Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department at 541-667-5018.