Light Up Downtown

2018 Light up downtown

Light Up Downtown

Friday, November 22, 2019 • 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Park Blocks


It’s Light Up Downtown! The 5th annual Light Up Downtown is an inclusive, family event celebrating community and light in the darkest days of the year. We are kicking off the holiday season in downtown Eugene with music, lights, food and merriment starting at the Park Blocks at 5:15 p.m.  


At 7 p.m. the festivities move downtown to the shops, restaurants, and sidewalks around Broadway & Willamette. Holiday lights will adorn storefronts, a DJ and a holiday light display will activate Kesey Square, local arts organizations will introduce their holiday season performances, and model trains will be on display. Bring the whole family, enjoy a festive evening and shop local! 


Egan Warming Center will be accepting donations to help those in need this holiday season. Bring new socks, hats, hand & foot warmers to the event to donate. You can also drop-off items through the month of November for Egan Warming Center and the Downtown Ambassadors at two downtown locations, Atrium - 99 W. 10th Ave Suite 118 or Broadway Commerce Center - 44 W Broadway Street.  


Special Guests

Mayor Lucy Vinis and opening prayers of welcome from Interfaith Leaders of Eugene.


Performers

Cullen Vance, Village School Choir & Sungano Marimba and Danceability International.


Activities

  • A&P Model Train Club will be sharing their joy of model trains. A smaller T-track will be in the Park Blocks and a large N-Track in the Broadway Commerce Center, 44 W Broadway.
  • Gratitude Tree
  • The Gift-Free Boutique (supported by Clothes Horse,Buffalo Exchange and St. Vincent de Paul): offering free, quality clothing in a dignified and welcoming space to people in Eugene who may not have the opportunity to shop and buy new clothes.
  • 15th Night will share information about their program and host FREE cider donated by Capella Market.
  • Egan Warming Center will share information about their program and serve FREE popcorn provided by The Kiva. 
  • Soft Horizons Knitting Circle: Learn basic knitting techniques and learn about the Caps for Kids Program.

Vendors

Euphoria Chocolate Company

Mad Batter

Tostones Authentic Caribbean Cuisine

The Zingaro

Franz Bakery with free grilled cheese

Free cider and more!


Brought to you by the City of Eugene with support from these local businesses. Thank you to our sponsors for making Eugene a great place to live, work and play!

Eugene Parking Services logo
Downtown Eugene Merchants logo
Buffalo Exchange logo
Clothes Horse logo
St. Vincent De Paul logo

Contact Us

  1. Community Programs Senior Manager
    Colette Ramirez
    Ph: 541-682-6347

    Downtown Programs Manager
    Mindy Linder
    Ph: 541-682-6360

    Production Coordinators
    Ph: 541-682-5542
    Kerry Weeks
    Oliver Neill
    Tara Burke
    Melissa Padron
    Nate Trowbridge