November 17, 2020

Drive-Thru Tree Lighting event canceled
With great sadness, the City of Happy Valley is announcing the cancellation of its 2020 Drive-Thru Tree Lighting event, which was set to occur on Sunday, Dec. 6. Considering recent regulations issued by the Oregon Health Authority due to the “two-week freeze,” the City has determined it is best to cancel this event for everyone’s health and safety. Despite the freeze tentatively being slated to end just prior to the event’s scheduled date, the City evaluated its ability to safely move forward with planning efforts and concluded it would not be able to orchestrate the experience, especially if the freeze were to be extended. 2020 will mark the first time in over 10 years that the City of Happy Valley will not hold its traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony with the greater community.

While this decision was extremely difficult to make, the City is ultimately committed to following the directives set forth by the State of Oregon and making the safety of both residents and City employees a priority.

How will the City celebrate the holiday season?
The holidays are a unique time of year and the City would like to find a way to keep some of that magic alive in our community. To this end, the City tree will be decorated with its traditional lights and available to view throughout the season. Residents may also continue to register for a special Santa Pack where the Letter to Santa template is still available to be downloaded. For all the updates, and an opportunity to register for a special Santa Pack, please head to our designated webpage.