Alberta Main Street will celebrate the holiday season with a series of festive events. Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment on Alberta Street, presented by Mimosa Studios, will include a living tree lighting, the lighting of The Station, Gnome for the Holidays and retail happy holidays.
Lit Up and Local events are opportunities for community members to come together and create a festive atmosphere for residents and visitors by promoting Alberta Street’s locally owned independent businesses and encouraging local holiday shopping.
“Gnome for the Holidays is a community spirited event we are thrilled to support,” said Austin Raglione, owner of Mimosa Studios. “It’s fun for all ages. It’s a rollicking good time. As Mimosa Studios turns 15, it continues to be an honor and a privilege to support events and activities that bring our community, neighbors and businesses together. These events provide a vehicle for people to come together and support each other, allowing us all to experience the true meaning of the holidays.”
Get Lit, the lighting of The Station building at 2703 N.E. Alberta St., will be on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. A percentage of The Station’s December sales will be donated to pay utility bills of families in need. The living tree lighting will be on Saturday, December 5, at 4:30 p.m. at the courtyard at 18th and Alberta. Oregon Representative Lew Frederick will “flip the switch” this year.
Back by popular demand, Gnome for the Holidays will be from December 12 through December 20 at participating Alberta Street businesses. Gnome for the Holidays is an event that invites participants of all ages to find festively painted gnomes hidden within 34 Alberta Street window displays. Pick up a game card at any participating business and find the gnomes. Completed game cards will be entered to win prizes from Alberta Street businesses, including a year’s supply of candy from Candy Babel.
Retail Happy Holidays will be held throughout the month, on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at over 40 Alberta Street shops. Retail Happy Holidays invites shoppers to visit Alberta Street on Wednesday afternoons for great deals and discounts. Find something for everyone on your list and support local independent retailers this holiday season.
Alberta Main Street advances efforts to develop Alberta Street as a vibrant, creative, equitable, and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to our community. Learn more about Alberta Main Street at albertamainst.org and find a list of businesses participating in Gnome for the Holidays and Retail Happy Holidays.