Hometown Holidays will be held on Friday, December 7 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM in Downtown Camas. Activities include photos with Santa, beginning at 5:00PM, welcoming entertainment at 6:00pm, in front of Liberty Theatre, and the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30PM. From 6:45PM to 9:00PM, Downtown Camas will be bustling with over 22 school and community choirs, bands and dancers, tractor hay rides, crafts for the kids, street food vendors, and downtown restaurants and shops open for business.
New this year will be a parking shuttle, sponsored by the Camas School District. Five parking lots within 1 mile of downtown Camas will be incorporated into three separate shuttle routes. The routes are color-coded and all will drop off riders on the street between Camas City Hall and Camas Library. The shuttle is free; details can be found in this document, below, or at www.cityofcamas.us/parks; click on “Hometown Holidays 2018.”
Also new will be a “pedestrian corridor” on the south side of NE 4th Ave., between NE Birch and NE Cedar Avenues. In an effort to maintain a thoroughfare for ease of movement during the highlight of the tree-lighting ceremony, the south sidewalk will be used for pedestrian flow only - no stopping or standing will be allowed - from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. The area will be roped off, posted, and arranged with staff and volunteers to keep people in that corridor moving and at a constant flow.
In an effort to respond to last year’s public comments about overall congestion during Hometown Holidays, we are introducing the parking shuttle and pedestrian corridor to see if these two new elements help to alleviate some of the issues we experienced last year.
We are also asking that, for the comfort and safety of your pets, that you not bring your pets to this year’s event, unless it is considered a service animal. Because of the fireworks and crowd congestion, it would be in your pet’s best interest to remain at home.
Please find the following documents at this link: http://www.cityofcamas.us/images/DOCS/PARK_REC/ONLINEPDFS/hometownholidayspacket2018.pdf
1) Free Event Parking Shuttle description page
2) Free Event Parking Shuttle map
3) Free Downtown Camas Parking map
4) Pedestrian Corridor description and map page
5) Schedule of Events (subject to change)
6) Hometown Holidays event flier