A spectacular downtown tradition
Our downtown is lit up with brilliant colors all winter long, thanks to a partnership between Portland Downtown and visionary artist Pandora LaCasse.
Congress Street, Commercial Street and three iconic downtown parks — Longfellow Square, Tommy’s Park and Boothby Square — are illuminated by a kaleidoscope of fantastical colors & shapes each year, bringing radiance, warmth and magic to cold winter nights. These dazzling displays wow residents and visitors alike and have become a true signature of Downtown Portland during the holiday season.
The lights are illuminated on the evening of Portland Downtown’s Tree Lighting celebration in November — and they keep the city merry, bright and beautiful through March.