VIRTUAL EVENT: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Holly Days Celebration in historic Downtown Hillsboro. Although Downtown merchants will be open for business the rest of the event will be broadcast virtually this year to keep our community healthy.
Check off your those items on our list as you meander through the dozens of Downtown retailers. You will be able to find a gift to wrap up for everyone. And if you can’t, there are lots of great restuarants and personal service businesses that offer gift cards/certificates.
The entertainment will all be virtual this year. With a live band, visits from the Mayor and the Clauses, and announcements of this year’s Excellence in Downtown Awards.
A tradition in the Civic Center Plaza, since it was built as our community living room almost two decades ago, a locally sourced evergreen will be lit up and decked up as our community’s holiday tree. The Mayor be leading us virtually in a the countdown to switch on the lights, but we must insist that everyone watch from home and then visit the lit tree at a later time with your family.
GOING TO THE PETS
Last year, the Mrs Claus’ Pet Parade had us all wagging our tails. This year will be a little differnt, with a reverse parade as part of our virtual event.
PARKING: There is plenty of street parking Downtown on the street and in public lots. A sure bet on the weekend, is one of the City lots off of 2nd Avenue (which will be open to through traffic). They are located:
- At the SE corner of SE 2nd Avenue and SE Washington Street.
- On the south side of the Hillsboro Civic Center, on SE Washington Street between SE 1st and 2nd Avenues.
- On the west side of NE 2nd Avenue, mid-block between NE Lincoln and Jackson Streets.
BUSINESS PARTICIPATION: If you are a business and would like to support the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown businesses are also encouraged to fill out a feedback form after the event.
VENDOR INFORMATION: Unfortunately, the artisan fair has been cancelled for 2020. If you are interested in trying to get your products into a Downtown business, please email email@example.com for more information.