Holiday Events In Portland


It’s that time of year again! There is so much to do and so little time. Portland has many holiday festivities, and with so many different cultures represented there will is bound to be something for everyone.

Zoo Lights began on Nov. 23 and will go until Dec 31. The lights are open Sunday-Thursday 5 – 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-8:30 p.m. The zoo is lit up with more than a million bright lights. The zoo train will roll down the tracks and take you  to each of the animals in there lit up enclosures. It will cost $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7 for children ages three to 11 and infants admission is free.

The lighting of the Maddax Woods is a walk through the woods on a lighted path by the Willamette River.The Lighting of the Maddax Woods is also here. This started Nov. 17 and will end Dec. 31. The hours are from 4-9 p.m. every day. The Maddax Woods are located near Bolton Primary School.

The Singing Christmas Tree is back for the holiday season. A Portland favorite for many years. Shows will be playing on Nov 24 and 25 there will also be shows on Dec 1-2.The singing Christmas Tree includes choir performances, singing Christmas carols mixed in with acting to show stories through the songs. To purchase tickets, call 503- 577 9733 at the Keller Auditorium.

The Nutcracker is coming to the Keller Auditorium Dec. 8-9, 14-16, and 19-23. The Nutcracker is a ballet that has been apart of the Portland Holiday season and an ongoing tradition.

The Pittock Mansion is a historic house in the Portland area and during the holiday season it is lit up with Christmas lights and have tours through to view the lights and learn about its history. The mansion will be open Nov. 19 through Jan. 1 with the exception of Christmas day.

Peacock Lane is opening  Dec. 15 and will end on Dec. 31. Peacock Lane is a neighborhood that has been putting up an extravagant Christmas light display since 1920.

The Portland Christmas Ships sail on the Willamette river and will be sailing into town  Dec. 7- 21.

Pioneer Square Christmas Tree lighting is a family event that everyone loves no matter what the weather is. This has been a Portland tradition for 28 years.

Santa’s Workshop is set up at Washington Square mall. Children can go take photos with Santa and his Elves. This will be going on from now until Dec. 24.

Whatever your holiday season has in store for you, make it a memorable season with
family fun activities!