December 2, 2016

German Holiday Market & Beaverton Christmas Tree Lighting

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton, OR 97005

2016 Beaverton Tree Lighting and GIS German Holiday Market will take place at the Beaverton City Library and adjacent Fountain Park, combining two popular community activities!

German Holiday Market and Beaverton Christmas Tree Lighting

On Friday, December 2, the 2016 Beaverton Tree Lighting and German International School (GIS) Holiday Market  will take place next to the Beaverton City Library, combining two popular community events. 

German Holiday Market

GIS will host an authentic, tented German Holiday Market between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m in the parking lot of the Beaverton City Park, with additional vendors in the Beaverton Library. Guests may shop for all the German classics like nutcrackers, advent calendars, and both local and imported handmade holiday decorations.  Visitors will experience German food, culture, entertainment, and visit the booths of over 30 craft and local artisan vendors.

City of Beaverton Holiday Open House

The City of Beaverton’s Holiday Open House begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Beaverton City Library.  This open house includes visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some favorite Disney characters. Children and adults will enjoy activities, games and holiday crafts.  Santa and Mayor Denny Doyle will light the tree at 7 p.m. at the Beaverton City Park.


Many fabulous local performers will join us at the Holiday Market this year. You will experience everything from Tirolean Dancers, to accordian players, to childrens' favorite,  Mo Phillips, to German Story Time. Check out our full Entertainment Schedule to make sure you don't miss out!

Entertainment Schedule

Biergarten Hightlight: 3 Leg Torso Concert

In addition to some other stellar entertainment, the band 3 Leg Torso will play in the German Holiday Market  Biergarten from 7:30-9:00pm!  The 3LT album "Astor in Paris" was awarded Album of the Year by The Oregonian and their album "Animals & Cannibals" was voted Album of the Year by Portland Music Awards.

''Astonishing musicianship, timeless yet wholly original song craft. 3 Leg Torso is a unique American treasure'' - Steve Berlin, Los Lobos

"I love 3 Leg Torso, it blows the top off my head!" - Teller, of Penn & Teller

"3 Leg Torso makes the greatest music you could ever put in a movie" - Morgan Spurlock, Director, SuperSize Me

"They have one foot in Eastern Europe and one foot in the Pacific Northwest.  Then there's that third foot." - Victoria Frey, executive director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

"A band of great whimsy, wonderful to watch." - Joan Gratz, Academy Award winning filmmaker

German Products & Holiday Market Vendors

Among the other vendors at the Holiday Market, the German International School will sell nutcrackers, ornaments, pyramids, smokers (Räuchermännchen), and more! See an example of the types of products that will be available for purchase below. 

German Products

Vendor List

Win Tickets to Germany

Enter for the chance to win 2 Condor Airlines Economy Class Tickets from Portland to Frankfurt, Germany, a $2,600 USD value. Tickets are $20 each or $80 for 5.

Limitations: Use of tickets is restricted to the prize winner & companion and is non-transferable. Both parties must travel on the same dates. Tickets are valid from May 3, 2017 to October 31 2017. Winners will be responsible for applicable taxes and fees. Fare rules will apply.

Raffle drawing to be held 12/2/2016 at 7:30pm in the Beer Garden at the Holiday Market Beaverton City Park. Winners need not be present to win. Chance: 1 in 300. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Buy Raffle Tickets online

Driving and Public Transit Directions

Please note the location change of the German Holiday Market: 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton, OR 97005.

Find driving and public transit directions here


Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors



Tannenbaum Lane Sponsors



Beer Sponsors


Thank you to our event partner, the City of Beaverton!

City of Beaverton Press Release