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PDX Holiday Happenings

  • Nov29
    Wednesday All Day
  • Dec 31
    Sunday All Day


Festival of Lights at The Grotto
Date/Time: 5-9:30 p.m Nov. 24-Dec. 30 closed Christmas Day
Location: The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St.
Price: $6-$11

Christmas in the Garden
Date/Time: 5-9 p.m Wednesday-Sunday Nov. 24-Dec. 17, daily Dec. 18-31 (closed Dec. 24 and 25)
Location: Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton
Price: $5-$15

Winter Wonderland
Date/Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 24-Dec. 26 (except Nov. 27), open until 11 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Location: Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd.
Price: $20-$50 per vehicle

Holiday Ale Festival
Date/Time: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Price: $35 for entry, a festival glass and 12 beer tickets

White Album Christmas at Alberta Rose Theatre
Date/Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 3
Location: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.
Price: $32.50-$50

A Christmas Carol
Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 30
Location: Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.
Price: $34
Tickets: or 503-488-5822

Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol
Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 23
Location: The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro
Price: $27-$32
Tickets: or 503-345-9590

Meier & Frank Santaland
Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 31
Location: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave.
Price: $5-11 (free for members, Multnomah County residents and children 5 and under)

Christmas Ships
Date/Time: Various times Dec. 1-21 (except Mondays and Dec. 3, 5 and 12);
Location: locations along the Willamette and Columbia rivers
Price: free

Christmas in Dairyville
Date/Time: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-17
Location: Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Rd.
Price: free

Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre
Date: Dec. 2-23
Location: Lakewood Theatre Company, 368 S. State St.
Price: $12-$15
Tickets: or 503-635-3901.

Wenzel Farm Christmas Fantasy Trail
Date/Time: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2-30, except Sundays and Dec. 24-25)
Location: 19754 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City
Price: $5-$6

Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here
Date: Dec. 5
Location: Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.
Price: $35-$65
Tickets: or 503-288-3895

The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Date: Dec. 5-31
Location: U.S. Bank Main Stage, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.
Price: $25-$80
Tickets: or 503-445-3700

A Celtic Christmas
Date: Dec. 7
Location: Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Price: $25-$30
tickets: or 503-234-9694

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra
Date: Dec. 8
Location: Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro
Price: $20-$25
Tickets: or 503-615-3485

Tuba Christmas
Date/Time: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Price: free

Dandy Warhols: Cowboy Christmas
Date/Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 9
Location: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside
Price: $20-$25

Date: Dec. 9-10
Location: Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 NE Alameda St.
Tickets: or 503-223-1217

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Date: Dec. 9-24
Location: Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.
Price: $34 and up
Tickets:, TicketsWest or 800-273-1530

Peacock Lane
Date/Time: 6-11 p.m. Dec. 15-31; pedestrian-only nights are Dec 15-17
Location: Southeast Peacock Lane
Price: free

Holidays with the Trail Band
Date/Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 15-17, 3 p.m. Dec.16-17
Location: Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
Price: $20-$39
Tickets: or 877-435-9849