Find safe and festive ways to celebrate the holiday season. We are adding events as we find them, but please check with the organizer for the latest information as there have been many recent changes. If you head out, follow social distancing best practices. 

Thank you to our sponsor, Washington Square: Where the Stores Are. Their Santa will be at the mall starting November 12, and a visit with Santa is always free (photo packages available for purchase).



For even more holiday fun, check out our list of places to find Santa and our cheat sheet to the area’s light displays.

You can also check our roundups to find dazzling holiday lights and ways to celebrate the season safely

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December 2020

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

December 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Portland-Area Holiday Light Displays

December 30, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2020

Note for 2020: Be sure to confirm all information with the organizers as there may be updates at any time, as well as changes to events for social distancing and safety. ZooLights It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, ZooLights. During the Multnomah County “freeze,” the drive-through experience is open every night. If the zoo is allowed to reopen, they will also offer the walk-through experience. Check the website for the latest…

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NWCT’s Home for the Holidays

December 30, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 3, 2021

Perry Winkle, the puppet star of How Do You Do?, has never experienced an NWCT Holiday Show before; and he has a lot of questions: How do you make theater? Why is there singing and dancing? What is a snowman, and is it friendly? Join Perry, NWCT artists, and staff as we celebrate the magic of theater in this sensational holiday special. Relive on-stage moments from your favorite NWCT Holiday Shows -- like Matilda, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and The Wizard…

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Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

December 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

December 30, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Portland-Area Holiday Light Displays

December 31, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2020

Note for 2020: Be sure to confirm all information with the organizers as there may be updates at any time, as well as changes to events for social distancing and safety. ZooLights It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, ZooLights. During the Multnomah County “freeze,” the drive-through experience is open every night. If the zoo is allowed to reopen, they will also offer the walk-through experience. Check the website for the latest…

Find out more »

NWCT’s Home for the Holidays

December 31, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 3, 2021

Perry Winkle, the puppet star of How Do You Do?, has never experienced an NWCT Holiday Show before; and he has a lot of questions: How do you make theater? Why is there singing and dancing? What is a snowman, and is it friendly? Join Perry, NWCT artists, and staff as we celebrate the magic of theater in this sensational holiday special. Relive on-stage moments from your favorite NWCT Holiday Shows -- like Matilda, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and The Wizard…

Find out more »

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

December 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

December 31, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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The Cinnamon Bear Holiday Show

December 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
+ Google Map
$49

The Cinnamon Bear has been a beloved holiday tradition in the Northwest for more than 80 years, delighting audiences through the historic radio program and special cruises aboard the Portland Spirit. The tradition continues during this unusual holiday season with an all-new, drive-in concert to be enjoyed from the socially-distanced safety of your own car! Sing-along with the Cocklebur Cowboys band as their live performance streams through your car's FM radio. Get caught up in a fun and whimsical holiday…

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January 2021

NWCT’s Home for the Holidays

January 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 3, 2021

Perry Winkle, the puppet star of How Do You Do?, has never experienced an NWCT Holiday Show before; and he has a lot of questions: How do you make theater? Why is there singing and dancing? What is a snowman, and is it friendly? Join Perry, NWCT artists, and staff as we celebrate the magic of theater in this sensational holiday special. Relive on-stage moments from your favorite NWCT Holiday Shows -- like Matilda, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and The Wizard…

Find out more »

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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NWCT’s Home for the Holidays

January 2
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 3, 2021

Perry Winkle, the puppet star of How Do You Do?, has never experienced an NWCT Holiday Show before; and he has a lot of questions: How do you make theater? Why is there singing and dancing? What is a snowman, and is it friendly? Join Perry, NWCT artists, and staff as we celebrate the magic of theater in this sensational holiday special. Relive on-stage moments from your favorite NWCT Holiday Shows -- like Matilda, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and The Wizard…

Find out more »

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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NWCT’s Home for the Holidays

January 3
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 3, 2021

Perry Winkle, the puppet star of How Do You Do?, has never experienced an NWCT Holiday Show before; and he has a lot of questions: How do you make theater? Why is there singing and dancing? What is a snowman, and is it friendly? Join Perry, NWCT artists, and staff as we celebrate the magic of theater in this sensational holiday special. Relive on-stage moments from your favorite NWCT Holiday Shows -- like Matilda, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and The Wizard…

Find out more »

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

Find out more »

Open-Air Roller Skating at Lloyd Center

January 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until January 3, 2021

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $20

Starting December 19th, the Rose City Rollers SKATEMOBILE events are BACK - just in time for winter break! Join us at the Lloyd Center parking garage for some socially distanced, masked up fun. The garage offers a covered, open-air, super skateable surface, and we've got all the skates + gear you need for some memorable December activities. With enhanced safety protocols and contactless pick up of equipment, attendees can be assured they safety is our priority. Two sessions daily 1:00-3:00pm…

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November 2021

Portland Holiday Market

November 18 - November 21
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97217 United States
+ Google Map
$10 – $12

Get a jump on the holidays! Shop outside the big box and do ALL your holiday shopping at one time, under one roof! The Portland Holiday Market runs November 18-21, 2021 at the Portland Expo Center.  Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer! Get your family picture next to the living and decorated 30' giant sequoia Christmas tree.  It’s Portland’s premiere craft, food and gift show with more than a 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and hundreds of exhibitors…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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The Portland Ballet presents John Clifford’s A Christmas Carol: The Ballet

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

$15

The world premiere of John Clifford’s A Christmas Carol: The Ballet Dates: Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-28, 2021 Time: 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (4 performances) Where: Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University, 1620 SW Park at Market, Portland, OR Tickets: Start at $15 and will be limited to allow for social distancing Runtime: 50 minutes with no intermission Information: theportlandballet.org or 503-452-8448 Health and safety protocols: Audience members will be required to wear masks and show proof…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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Orenco Station Tree Lighting

November 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
JERRY WILLEY PLAZA, 943 NE Orenco Station Loop
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us for our second annual Orenco Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jerry Willey Plaza November 27th, 4:30-6:30! We will have crafting booths for all ages, a festive scavenger hunt, hot chocolate and treats from local Orenco businesses, an Ugly Holiday Sweater contest, and live music. Performances will be by Century and Hillsboro High School Choirs, and Trombone Christmas. The tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Steve Callaway is at 5:30, but make sure to come early to enjoy all we have…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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