Portland’s Peacock Lane returns with holiday cheer after 2020 hiatus

Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s back! After a 2020 holiday season hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, Portland’s Peacock Lane is turning the lights back on Wednesday night.

The Christmas tradition in Southeast Portland starts on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and lasts until Friday, Dec. 31. The lights will be on each night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Because the pandemic is ongoing, certain activities such as pedestrian-only nights and a hot cocoa booth are canceled this year, according to the organizer’s Facebook page.

Pedestrians are still welcome but are asked to use the sidewalks, and organizers also recommend packing your patience if you’re driving, since they do expect traffic.

On Wednesday night, Peacock Lane had a steady flow of couples and families braving the rain and cold.

However, the cold temperatures didn’t stop 10-year-old Dakota Sprecher and her family from driving down from Vancouver.

“She’s been wanting to come here for years. It’s good to see all the lights back and stuff and the different events,” Dakota’s mom Desirae Sprecher said.

Desirae said it’s best to play it safe this year with the ongoing pandemic.

“I feel completely safe. We’re keeping our distance and stuff and not getting too close with people,” Sprecher said. 

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