There is always something exciting going on in Portland in the month of December. Events ranging from Holiday Light Shows to Christmas Bazaars occur throughout Portland during the Holiday season. Browse our Portland events calendar to see what the best of Portland’s event’s has to offer. If you have an event you think we should know about, simply comment below to spread the word!

Nov 29- Dec 1, Dec 6- 8- AMERICA’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

www.expochristmasbazaar.com

Over 400 booths of handcrafted  and/or commercial products  at America’s

Largest Christmas Bazaar held at the Portland Expo Center. Friday & Saturday

1Oam-6pm, Sunday 1Oam-5pm

Nov 29- Dec 1, Dec 6-8 & Dec 13-15- THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN

www.orhf.org/about-orhf!holiday-express

Leaving Oaks Park and going  along the Willamette  River enjoy a festive ride and meet Santa while aboard the decorated  Holiday Express train.  Times Vary

Nov 28- Dec 25- WINTER WONDERLAND LIGHT SHOW

www.globaleventsgrouppdx.com/wonderland!general.html

Drive through Portland International  Raceway and experience the largest light show in the Northwest that is billed as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi.” Sunday- Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm- 11pm.

Dec 1 – 30- THE GROTTO FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

http://www.thegrotto.org/christmas/

Enjoy the largest Christmas choral festival in the world at the Grotto’s Festival of Lights.  Over 500,000 lights encompass the Grotto’s tranquil  and peaceful setting located in NE Portland. Daily 5pm-9:30pm, Closed Christmas Day

Nov 29 – Jan 5 – ZOOLIGHTS

www.oregonzoo.org/events/zoolights-30

Experience the Oregon Zoo in a whole new light with over a million LED lights turning this popular  attraction into a luminous and bright Winter Wonderland. Sunday- Thursday 5pm-8pm, Friday- Saturday 5pm-8:30pm

Dec 1-24- SANTA HOUSE ON THE BRICKS

www.portlandsanta.com

Come visit Santa at Santa’s House on the Bricks in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Everyday 9am-9pm, Christmas Eve 9am-5pm

Dec 4- 8- HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL

www.holidayale.com

Pioneer Courthouse square hosts The 18th Annual Holiday Ale Festival. Enjoy over 50 distinct and bold winter ales. Wednesday- Saturday 11am-1Opm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Dec 6- 21 - CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE

www.christmasships.org

Watch the illuminated Christmas Ships parade up and down the Willamette and Columbia  River. Times Vary

Dec 6 – 7- PROVIDENCE  FESTIVAL OF TREES

http://oregon.providence.org/patients/programs/providence-festival-of-trees-Portland/Pages/default.aspx

Wander and view over 25 uniquely decorated trees at the Providence Festival of Trees. Take a photo  with Santa, decorate cookies and visit the teddy bear hospital at this merry event located Oregon  Convention Center.  Friday 10:30am-

5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Dec 14 -15- CRAFTY WONDER  LAND ….   PORTLAND’S ART & CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA

http://craftywonderland.com/

Come to the Oregon  Convention Center and explore a wide array of arts and crafts being sold by over 250 vendors at this colossal holiday sale. 11am-6pm

Dec 14-24- THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

www.obt.org/season_nutcracker.html

See the timeless seasonal classic The Nutcracker at the Keller Auditorium. Times Vary

Dec 14- TUBA CHRISTMAS 2013

www.thesquarepdx.orgldocuments/Tu baChristmas20 13Letter.pdf

Want to know what 250 tubas sounds like? Come find out and enjoy the 23rd

Annual Tuba Christmas Concert at Pioneer Courthouse Square. 1:30pm

Dec 15- HOLIDAY RUN

http://www.foottraffic.us/holiday/

Get into the holiday spirit while listening to carolers with this fun run that begins at the Adidas North America Campus and works its way through North Portland on Willamette  Blvd.  Sam

Dec 15-31- PEACOCK LANE

www.peacocklane.net

A Portland tradition  since the 1920′s Peacock Lane is a popular row of highly decorated  houses in Southeast Portland.  Times Vary

Dec 31 – FIRST RUN

http://aasportsltd.com/events/race!first-run-walk!

Ring in the New Year with a run/walk that begins at 12am on New Year’s Eve. Located at the World Trade Center in downtown  Portland this fun event also offers music & dancing.  1Opm and 12am