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Talent Holiday Tree Lighting 2023 - Friday December 8 - 5-8PM

2023 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Keep an eye out for Santa Claus, grab a hot beverage and a baked goodie, and join us for caroling and holiday festivities!
The City of Talent is excited to invite residents to its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. as we light the holiday tree at our Old Town Hall located at 206 E. Main Street.
In addition to the tree lighting, we are excited to welcome Wagner Plaza Local Goods Market vendors and businesses for a Local Goods Holiday Market inside Town Hall from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Talent Maker City will add to the fun by hosting a children's ornament decorating workshop at their Makerspace from 4-5:45PM.


Schedule of planned activities:
4:00-5:45 PM – Pre-event Ornament Workshop at Talent Maker City
5:00 PM - Local Goods Holiday Market begins inside Old Town Hall
6:00 PM – Gathering in front of Old Town Hall
6:15 PM – Arrival of Santa Claus, courtesy of Fire District 5
6:30 PM – Community caroling with Rogue Valley Chorale 
6:45 PM – Holiday Messages
7:00 PM – Countdown to lighting of tree!
7:05 PM - Pictures with Santa inside, Holiday Market continues
8:00 PM – Event ends


Make sure to bring your holiday shopping list and room for surprise gifts - these local artisans will be filling Town Hall's indoor Holiday Market with their creative and awesome goods:
-Begin Again Candles
-Pedal Creations
-Utz Vibes
-Brucies Baubles
-Meet Me Within
-East West Creations
-Love Vintage Sweater
-U Ferment
-Crit Kits
-Jessi P
-Literacy Compass
-Baby Ducks
-Earth Found Designs
-Fluffy Bunny Aprons
And for your cozy holiday culinary delights, outside you will find:
-Chai Guy with hot beverages
-Talent Schools BakeSale with baked goodies and more

Sponsor & Collaborator Appreciations

The City of Talent is grateful for the continued yearly support from Ashland Community Health Foundation (www.achfoundation.org) for their generosity in helping sponsor the event and to make it a unique cultural attraction in Talent.
We are also thankful for this year's additional sponsors:
Rogue Credit Union (www.roguecu.org) and
RH2 Engineering (www.rh2.com).
Thanks also to our collaborators:
Talent Maker City (www.talentmakercity.org)
Wagner Plaza Local Goods Market artisans & vendors (https://tinyurl.com/45p44ee8)
SONA CBD (www.sonacbd.com)
Jackson County Fire District 5 (www.jcfd5.com)
Phoenix-Talent School district (www.phoenix.k12.or.us)

Image of decorated Christmas Tree

Decorated Christmas Tree, text for event in Spanish