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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Lincoln Park Lights Up for the Winter on December 7 at 4:30 PM


On Friday, December 7, join Friends of Lincoln Park at 4:30 PM for a winter lights celebration. The renowned Pandora LaCasse will flip the switch that will activate the Second Annual Pandora Winter Lights display for the 2018-2019 winter season.

Pandora's designs have been lighting up Portland for many winter seasons, and the Friends are thrilled to once again welcome her creation to Lincoln Park. Come early and admire your newly-restored park! 

The new display by Pandora LaCasse Design expands her city-wide display of winter installations by bringing them to the east side of the city, and thereby continuing initiatives to restore Lincoln Park into the vibrant city park it once was. 

About Lincoln Park: Portland’s oldest park at Congress and Franklin Streets was created in 1866. The park’s 1870 French fountain was recently refurbished for the first time in almost 150 years and is now fully functional again, another milestone in the revitalization endeavor between Friends of Lincoln Park and the City of Portland. The fountain and lights represent the first use of electricity in the park! 

2018’s focus is on securing 32 sponsors, through private and corporate participation, for new Worlds Fair benches with personalized brass plaques; 16 are already reserved.  The City will begin restoration of the 1866 iron fence, granite piers and elaborate gates in 2019, and the Friends are currently overseeing the planting of two Victorian gardens.  Learn more at

About Pandora LaCasse Design:Pandora’s lighting sculptures celebrate the physical space in which they’re located, and are created specifically to engage the surrounding community.  Learn more at Sponsors:Nine supporters funded the installation of Pandora’s lights in Lincoln Park: Archetype Architects, Gorham Savings Bank, Cyrus Hagge, The Press Hotel, Portland Downtown, Roxanne Quimby Foundation, Verdante at Lincoln Park, Vitalius Real Estate Group and Wright-Ryan Construction. Friends of Lincoln Park wish to thank these sponsors for their support.

For more information, contact Frank and Sharon Reilly of Friends of Lincoln Park at

Details:What: Pandora LaCasse's Winter Lights inauguration in Lincoln Park, with live music, and refreshments courtesy of Coffee by Design and Two Fat Cats.

When: Friday, December 7, 4:30-5:30 PM. Lights continue through February, 2019

Where: Lincoln Park, Congress and Franklin Streets, Portland

Who:  YOU, the public, Free 

Contact: Frank and Sharon Reilly, Friends of Lincoln Park,

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