City of Vancouver to light up Esther Short Park with holiday festivities

The annual Rotary Community Tree Lighting Ceremony is canceled this year due to COVID-19 safety mandates and staffing impacts

VANCOUVER – Spread joy this season while celebrating some of the winter holidays and traditions represented in the Vancouver community with two special events at Esther Short Park (605 Esther St.). 

Community Tree Lighting

The annual Rotary Community Tree Lighting Ceremony is canceled this year due to COVID-19 safety mandates and staffing impacts. However, Esther Short Park will still be aglow 24 hours a day with thousands of lights hung on the tree for all to enjoy Nov. 26 through Jan. 1. A short video featuring Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle lighting the tree with a special appearance from Santa will be available to view at www.cityofvancouver.us/WinterEvents starting Nov. 26. 

The annual Rotary Community Tree Lighting Ceremony is canceled this year due to COVID-19 safety mandates and staffing impacts.
Photo courtesy city of Vancouver

Lights will be professionally strung on the tree at Sixth and Columbia streets by J & J Roofing and Construction the week of Thanksgiving. The tree lighting is brought to the community by Rotary Club of Vancouver with support from Waste Connections, Inc., city of Vancouver, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Fuller Group, and iQ Credit Union.

Community Chanukah Celebration

The Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County invites everyone to its “Fire on Ice” community Chanukah celebration at 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 28. 

The first candle will be lit on the grand menorah located on the south side of Esther Short Park that evening. The remaining candles will be lit, one each day, through Dec. 6. The free celebration will also feature a giant ice menorah carving, a multimedia presentation, donuts and hot cocoa. 

Learn more about these and other winter holiday events at www.cityofvancouver.us/WinterEvents.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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Susan
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Susan
7 days ago

Vancouver City can’t seem to get their act together for a public event… blaming it on covid restrictions and staffing problems. But Camas is having a public event, including a parade. Huh?

Oh, yea, now I got it figured out…. covid affects only Vancouver City but not Camas.

The new deflection-tool to explain away anything you don’t care to do… such as a store providing real customer service, or the local city government hosting a public holiday event… you just say “due to covid.” And with those magical words, everyone unquestioningly swallows it whole and then bows down. To critically think it through, and to question the inconsistencies and inaccuracies, results on one being blamed as anti-(fill in the blank).

And so many people wonder why their community seems on edge? Personally, I’m sick of it all and truly feel there is NO ONE you can trust when the word “covid” is part of the conversation.

Shame on you, Vancouver.

Jimmie Craig
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Jimmie Craig
7 days ago
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Well said!!

Carl
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Carl
6 days ago
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who hurt you?

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