Hood River Holidays
Every December, Hood River becomes a snow globe, a true old-fashioned small town holiday spot. The historic and beautiful downtown is adorned with holiday lights, bows and cheer.
Hood River Holidays is a month of special holiday events and activities. Shop, eat, taste wine, stay and play with us throughout the holiday season!
The Hood River Holiday Kick-off Party takes place in downtown Hood River on Friday, December 4, 2015. Ignite your holiday spirit with an old-fashioned downtown parade, a gorgeous tree lighting, caroling, and a visit with Santa. The Holiday Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. and the streets will close at 5 p.m. for easy, safe holiday shopping, followed by the 6 p.m. Holiday Parade. The Tree Lighting, which cannot be missed, will follow the parade’s conclusion at 2nd and State Street. Even before the Kick-off, Hood River is in full holiday splendor. The Holiday Open House (November 20, 21, and 22) is a fantastic time to get your holiday shopping done. All your favorite Hood River shops and sellers will be fully stocked for the holidays and eager to get you into the spirit. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday (November 27) and Small Business Saturday (November 28) are your best chance to find that special gift or to simply enjoy the tenor and buzz of being in the midst of a special holiday town during this most wonderful time of the year. Free Parking Downtown on December 14-26.
Important Parade Information: Please check in at the start of the parade near Oak and 7th Street between 5-6pm. The parade line-up is first come, first served, except for the parade sponsors who will be first in line. The parade starts at 7th and ends at Hood River News parking lot for the community tree-lighting ceremony. See application (link) for more staging details.