Portland, Oregon 2020-10-15 23:44:40 –
Thousands of people marvel at the traditional annual exhibits in Southeastern Portland each year
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — One of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions isn’t decorating the hall with festive cheers this year.
Residents of the Peacock Lane area in southeastern Portland traditionally exhibited dazzling holiday lights for the general public, but due to a pandemic, they decided to cancel the event this year.
The organizer made a presentation Thursday citing concerns about the health and safety of visitors and Peacock Lane residents, as well as state regulations regarding large-scale rallies.
The organizer said in a statement, “It’s a shame that we can’t’illuminate the lane’this year, but as a community, it’s best to stop this year’s activities for the health and safety of everyone. I feel it. “
Thousands of people visit the neighborhood each year to enjoy the light display, which takes place every year from December 15th to 31st. This scene has been a staple of Portland since the 1920s.
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