Dec 1-27: Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland
23 years and counting, Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway has been noted as the “largest Holiday light show west of the Mississippi”. PIR welcomes you, your family and friends to witness this spectacular light display. This year, all proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Division.
Dec 1-30: Christmas Festival of Lights
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights presents the sights, sounds and sensations of the season. It is recognized as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Guests are encourages to bring a donation of canned food benefiting Snow-Cap, an affiliate of the Oregon Food Bank.
Dec 1-30: ZooLights
The Oregon Zoo invites you and yours to their annual winter festival. This dazzling display features over 1.5 million lights that transform the Oregon Zoon into a winter wonderland.
Dec 4-6: America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar
That’s right—America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar! For 33 years strong this bazaar has offered a truly unique shopping experience during the holiday season. Located in the halls of the Portland Expo Center, this annual event features hundreds of booths with both handcrafted and commercial items. You’ll find Homemade fudge, handmade quilts, canned foods, flavored soaps, handmade ornaments, framed photographs, log furniture and much more!
Dec 4-20: Christmas Ship Parade
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Portland without a fleet of Holiday vessels floating down the Columbia and Willamette rivers! Watch as over 50 boats with Christmas Light displays bring a little holiday cheer to our beloved waterways. Free!
Dec 8-Jan 3: The Miracle Worker
Artists Repertory Theatre presents the emotional and inspiring story of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. This Tony and Academy Award winning show is a family classic and is sure to lift spirits this Holiday season. Discount Tickets $13 to $24.
Dec 12: 25th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
The Tuba Christmas Concert presented by SmartPark celebrates its 25th year performing in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Join over 300 Tuba players as they fill the city’s living room with the melodic sounds of big brass. Free.
Dec 12-26: The Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without a ticket to Oregon Ballet Theatre’s production of Balachine’s The Nutcracker. Whether you’re looking to be swept away by a snowflake or to visit the “Land of Sweets”, OBT’s twinkling performance is sure to impress. Discount Tickets $22 to $49
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration & Ceremony
Portland Art Museum hosts InspireTruth’s Celebration this New Year’s Eve! Join them in ringing in 2016 with art, music, spirits, beer, organic smoothies and of course dancing. Ages 21+