Ashland celebrates 29 years of tradition

ASHLAND, Ore. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least in Ashland.

Lights lit up all over the city as the chamber began its Festival of Lights. While the city canceled its annual parade because of COVID-19 they are still trying to spread the Christmas cheer. Even some SOU students came down to get their holiday spirit fixed.

“It’s definitely my favorite time of year. I have never seen lights anywhere like this, anywhere like Ashland.”

The tradition has been going on for 29 years.

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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