Ashland Annual Festival of Light!
The Festival of Light, a community event put on by the Ashland Chamber, begins each year the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season. There is entertainment on the Plaza, followed by Santa’s Parade at 5:00 pm and a Grand Illumination with a countdown led by Santa and Mrs. Claus who officially turn on over one million lights all over downtown.
The annual Festival of Light invites you to shop local and celebrate the holidays in Ashland. Each year Travel Ashland and the Ashland Chamber lights and decorates the town through generous support of all our sponsors and the partnership with the City of Ashland. From the historic, refurbished red lanterns on East Main Street and the winter banners on Lithia Way, to the snowflakes on Ashland Street and the wreaths and bows that adorn downtown, these decorations are made possible by the Ashland Chamber with support from sponsorship from the private and public sector.
Entertainment on the Plaza
Lights for Life Tree Lighting
Santa’s Parade followed by
Grand Illumination at the Plaza
with Caroling to follow
Santa’s Workshop –
Santa and Mrs. Claus meet with
Families and Children at the Black Swan Theater,
on the corner of Pioneer & East Main
Find your holiday spirit in Ashland – shop, dine, play! Whether you enjoy the outdoors at the Ice Rink or Mt. Ashland, prefer a spa day after shopping or want to see some live music and enjoy delicious cuisine, we invite you to experience it all in Ashland – culinary, cultural and outdoor adventures await you.
Join us for weekends in December – for holiday activities and events. Check the Around Town page for further information on the Ashland Annual Festival of Light.
Shop local – Ashland Chamber gift certificates make great gifts!