Frost has yet to get a grip on the windows around Portland, but there are other signs of the upcoming winter holidays adorning the glass storefronts in St. Johns.
Ugly sweater-inspired scenes have been painted along the neighborhood’s main drag as part of the Light Up St. Johns campaign, adding a bit of festive flair to participating businesses.
Starting Friday, Nov. 17, visitors will be able to take photos with ugly sweater cutouts and post them on Instagram with #uglysweaterstjohns to enter into a drawing for weekly gift cards for local restaurants and breweries. There will also be a scavenger hunt for mini ugly sweaters; find 10 hidden designs for a chance at raffle prizes.
Additional events on the calendar include a community tree lighting (Friday, Nov. 17), a celebration and shopping event (Saturday, Nov. 25), and an ugly sweater bar crawl (Saturday, Dec. 9).