Florence Oregon Christmas Tree Lighting and Gingerbread Competition

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What's better than the build up before Christmas? The scent of evergreens are lingering in the air, kids are bundling up a little more at their bus stops and holiday commercials are already in full swing. But what sets Florence apart is our annual tree lighting festival to welcome the holiday season.
Hundreds gather at the Gazebo Park in Old Town and kids have a certain sparkle in their eyes. They know what's soon coming down the lane and into their homes on Christmas Eve. Florence gets us all in the mood on December 3rd at 4:30pm for the Annual Florence Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.  A beautiful evergreen tree, donated this year by Sam and Carol Saiia, will be placed in the town center and lit to the hilt with hundreds of glowing colors.
Be sure to arrive on time as Santa and even Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Gazebo to welcome Christmas to Florence. Children of all ages will enjoy their picture with Santa, candy canes, hot chocolate and everything that brings the Christmas spirit to their hearts.

Gingerbread House Competition

 Florence Oregon Gingerbread competitionMake sure you stay for the Gingerbread House Competition. Welcome participants can join and must have their entries in place by 1pm that day to be judged. Get out your cookie cutters and icing and come up with the best gingerbread house and win the title of best Gingerbread house in town! Sponsored by the Love Joy Cafe and Tea Room.  Entries are required to be in by 1pm at the ICM Restaurant (International C Food Market) and will be on display for all to see in the coming weeks. Judging starts at 3pm and all entries will be judged. There are three categories: Elementary age (up to about 11 years old), Youth (11 - 17), and the Adult category. Participants are welcome to enter their own creations made from scratch or even pre-made houses purchased at either Safeway or Fred Meyer. So don't worry about your baking skills, just buy a pre-made kit and add your own flair! This is the first annual Gingerbread contest so let's make it a good one!
Come for the contest, stay for the tree lighting and let's kick off the Christmas Holiday this week in Florence Oregon! Contact Judith Kingsmill at 541-902-7713 for more information or visit the Florence Chamber of Commerce for details.
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Comments (8)

John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Florence Oregon Christmas Tree Lighting and Gingerbread Competition can mean only one thing.... It's official Christmas is in the air!

Nov 30, 2011 04:37 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Yes sir ree bob!!! WHOOHOO! :)

Nov 30, 2011 04:56 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Loving this time of year!  Posts are so cheerful, festive and FUN!!!  We spent our day decorating a Christmas float for our parade this Friday.  Photos to follow!!

Nov 30, 2011 05:36 AM
Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington
Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky - Lexington, KY
Kentucky Homes for Sale

My wife and I are decorating the tree with our two year old after her nap.  I am so pumped, I am tempted to wake her but my wife never approve!

Nov 30, 2011 06:18 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Wow Tammy, I just learn about something here in my little 4 stop light town! I wasn't aware of the Ginger Bread compitition.

Nov 30, 2011 06:19 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

I love it to Cindy!! Got my tree up and ready to go!!

Ha, Paul, I hear ya!! Naps are important.. speaking of....  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thanks Rob!! I called Judith this morning and she gave me a lot more information that anything else I could find!

Nov 30, 2011 06:46 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

I love gingerbread houses, I bet this competition really has some great entries!  Nice localism post:)

Nov 30, 2011 11:19 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Tammy ~ this time of year is so pretty.  I am seeing more and more houses decorated for the Christmas season.  I love it.

Nov 30, 2011 03:30 PM