The following community events have been generally recognized as being valuable in promoting and preserving the City’s identity, supporting a high quality of life for its residents, and promoting economic development and tourism. View the general information about each event below, posted in order they typically fall yearly; details specific to each year will be posted on the City Calendar

  1. Christmas Tree Lighting
  2. Volunteer Appreciation Day
  3. Parks Appreciation Day
  4. Duck Daze
  5. Concerts in the Park
  6. Music on the Square
  7. National Night Out
  8. Movie in the Park
  9. Cider Squeeze
  10. Oktoberfest
  11. Make a Difference Day

University Place Christmas Tree Lighting 1st Friday in December 4:30-7:30 Village Square

Join us for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Market Square on Friday, Dec. 2. Make sure to circle the date on your calendar and come out to enjoy food trucks, kettle corn, kids’ activities, the Curtis High School drum line and choir, as well as pictures with Santa and Elsa and Anna. Enjoy live music outside at 5 p.m. when Michele D’Amour & the Love Dealers takes the main stage or stay inside and enjoy holiday tunes from accordionist Jakob Bean.

Santa will be in the Civic Building Atrium beginning at 4:30 p.m. before taking a break to ride the fire engine into Market Square. He will be available for photos ($6 cash only) before and after helping U.P. City Councilmembers for the count down and lighting of the tree at 6 p.m. sharp

It promises to be another memorable holiday in U.P. and we hope you will be a part of it!