MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN) — Saturday was Milwaukie’s annual Umbrella Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the rain did not prevent people from showing up. In fact, the event is best held in the rain.
People won prizes for the best decorated umbrellas in three categories: most creative, most festive and most Milwaukie.
Even Santa Claus took part in the celebration, trading in his sleigh for the Orange Line. He became the first Santa to use the Tilikum Crossing. He told KOIN 6 News taking the MAX was more cost effective this year because he didn’t have to feed his reindeer.