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Downtown a spectacle of lights
Bringing joy to McMinnville is the rainbow of Christmas colors in historic downtown. This years decorating took eight weeks, ending Dec. 1 after the placement of 75,000 lights.
Historic downtown is officially lit up like a Christmas tree, if the evergreen had 75,000 lights on it. “We placed an additional 20,000 lights this year,” said city landscape manger Hank Patton, bringing the total up to 75,000 from last year’s 55,000. Lights were added around the fountain, on The Lot with Santa and his sleigh, and in the walkway connecting Main Street to the Farmers Market.