Find 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. 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 2021

Happy Valley Tree Lighting

December 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and kick off the holidays with friends and loved ones! Santa will be on hand for photos (at a safe distance, of course!) and he will be officiating the tree lighting ceremony for all to see. This FREE outdoor event will feature festive treats, lively musical entertainment, and take-home activities for kids. Keep an eye on the forecast…there may even be a chance of snow! Please note, parking in the City Hall…

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Portland’s Public Menorah at Pioneer Courthouse Square

December 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Chabad of Oregon will light Portland’s Public Hanukkah menorah at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Sunday November 28th – Sunday December 5th. For more information about Hanukkah and a local schedule of events visit CLICK HERE.

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The North Pole at Eagle Crest

December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Come by for a free cup of hot cocoa, see Santa’s Reindeer and the elves from the workshop! Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa to drop in our official North Pole Mailbox! Happy Holidays, from The North Pole at Eagle Crest! Please remember to park along Eagle Crest Dr. and walk down our driveway to the display!

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 10, 2021 @ 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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Gingerbread Jamboree!

December 11, 2021
Virtual OR United States + Google Map

The Tenth Annual Gingerbread Jamboree will be a completely virtual event, transporting the beloved Gingerbread Jamboree experience to our guests at home.  In lieu of gathering together, we are selling curated gingerbread decorating kits to be delivered to your home via a network of volunteer elves on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.  Virtual meet-and-greets with Santa, Elsa and Anna will be scheduled for Sunday, December 12th, 2021. This flexible format allows for activities to be done any time after the kit…

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Breakfast with Santa at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store

December 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, 5000 SE International Way
Milwaukie, OR 97222 United States
+ Google Map
$15

Bring the family to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store! Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast from the Whole Grain Store brought right to your table on circulating carts and featuring Runamok Maple Syrup! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 9am and will be stopping by each table for personal visits and pictures with your family. Each ticket is also good for 20% off any additional purchases made at our Restaurant or…

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Dash

December 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

1 Mile Dash/Stroll Historic Downtown Willamette Saturday, December 11th/ 8:30am It’s that time of year again to don your UGLY holiday apparel for the annual ugly Holiday Sweater Dash. The start and finish will be at the Ale and Cider House. Pre-registration is recommended. Adult $15 8006.301 Child $7 8007.301 Click on the link to register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/westlinn/Activity_Search?detailskeywor...

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West Linn’s Annual Holiday Parade

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

2021 Theme "Magic on Main Street" Parade begins at 10:00 am Day of Parade Registration and check-in starts at 9:00 am Pre-registration preferred. Stop by historic downtown Willamette to watch the joy-filled holiday parade.  This year's parade theme is "Magic on Main Street".  Donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food are gratefully accepted for the West Linn Food Pantry.  If your organization is interested in participating in the parade, preregistration is recommended. Special thanks to our partner, Tualatin Valley…

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Santa Comes to…..Sheraton!

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States
+ Google Map
Free

ANNOUNCEMENT! Santa is coming to...Sheraton! ???????? We are so excited to bring holiday cheer to the Sheraton this year. Bring your cell phone and take your own pictures with Santa! Bring your kids, your significant other, and/or your friends. Staff on-site will be there to take a photo with your phone or camera. HOURS: 10:00am - 3:00pm WHERE: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel *FREE*

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HOLIDAY COOKIE PLATTER WORKSHOP- AGES 10 + UP | TWO OPTIONS: SAT DEC 4 & DEC 11

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 11, 2021

$25

Join us for a special ceramics workshop for young artists to get in the holiday spirit! There are two options for our Ceramics Workshop: Make Your Own Holiday Cookie Platters! Please only register for one Saturday: December 4th or December 11th, 10AM-Noon Come to the cultural center Dec 4th or 11th to make a holiday cookie platter for you and your loved ones. This one session workshop will teach you how to form a slab plate, add some fun textures,…

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West Linn’s Annual Holiday Parade

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Theme "Magic on Main Street" Parade begins at 10:00 am Day of Parade Registration and check-in starts at 9:00 am Pre-registration preferred. Stop by historic downtown Willamette to watch the joy-filled holiday parade.  This year's parade theme is "Magic on Main Street".  Visit with Santa at the Willamette Fire Station following the parade.  Donations of new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food are gratefully accepted for the West Linn Food Pantry.  If your organization is interested in participating in the…

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Frosted Fete: Holiday Celebration!!

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sellwood Community House, 1436 SE Spokane St
Portland, Oregon 97202
+ Google Map

Winter Vendors, Cookie decorating bar, music, festive guests and carolers, bakery and more await you at this all ages/family friendly fun day!  Free, drop in!

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The Christmas Pig Market

December 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
$3

The Christmas Pig Market Come join us for a Scandinavian style holiday gathering with delicious Nordic food, yummy drinks, Jul time music, and holiday shopping at the historic Norse Hall. Bring the family as we will have a kids craft table and a silly themed photo booth too! Presenting some of the coolest local and Nordic inspired creators here in the Pacific Northwest from knitters, photographers, crafters, weavers, and vintage purveyors. Saturday, December 11th 11 am to 5 pm At…

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Kid’s Holiday Sugar Cookie Decorating Class

December 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, 5000 SE International Way
Milwaukie, OR 97222 United States
+ Google Map
$25

During this class, our professional baker will provide step-by-step instructions (and a couple of secrets) on how to ice and decorate 4 fun and festive shaped sugar cookies to take home and show-off to friends and family. Your child will receive 3 cookies of each shape (12 total), sprinkles and icing. Take what they don't decorate in class to make at home! Note: Children must be accompanied to class by adult.

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30th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert Presented by IKEA Portland

December 11, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

We welcome you back to downtown for this holiday tradition! Experience the melodic sounds of big brass as 150 tubas play in unison for the 30th  Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in Portland’s Living Room. This COVID-safe seasonal performance is FREE for the public. To register, CLICK HERE.

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 11, 2021 @ 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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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Nutcracker Vignettes

December 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastmoreland Neighborhood Portland, OR 97202, Outdoors following a mapped route
Portland, OR 97206 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Eight Eastmoreland homes will have life size scenes from The Nutcracker displayed on their front lawns. These beautiful art installations will have lighting, music, props, sets, and dancers dressed in Nutcracker costumes. Community members will drive or walk through a mapped route in Eastmoreland to visit each vignette. A beautiful digital playbill and map will be available to download at classicalballet.net. This year’s map has an updated route to aid in avoiding traffic congestion. Share the magic and tradition of…

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The North Pole at Eagle Crest

December 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Come by for a free cup of hot cocoa, see Santa’s Reindeer and the elves from the workshop! Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa to drop in our official North Pole Mailbox! Happy Holidays, from The North Pole at Eagle Crest! Please remember to park along Eagle Crest Dr. and walk down our driveway to the display!

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

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Holiday Workshop! with BOTJOY!!

December 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sellwood Community House, 1436 SE Spokane St
Portland, Oregon 97202
+ Google Map

Join us in this free workshop offered by BOTJOY.  Holiday joy, gratitude and creativity is offered by this local Portland artist. No registration necessary for this workshop, drop in and have fun! If you want an entire collection of gifts, decor and crafts, join us for our larger "Winter Workshop" in which you will have the opportunity to visit the following warm, wintery stations including:  cookie decorating, card making, create your own upcycled ornament, jewelry/key chain, traditional cookies and tea…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

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Winter Workshop Studio

December 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Sellwood Community House, 1436 SE Spokane St
Portland, Oregon 97202
+ Google Map

This magical Winter Workshop is all ages:  In this workshop you will create all of the following:  A holiday, gift, create a holiday decoration, make traditional sugar cookies, design your own tea party box and delight in this warm, cozy and quiet time to craft in the spirit of the holidays.  Choose from two sessions. Sellwood Community House Registration Home (jumbula.com)

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 12, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

The North Pole at Eagle Crest

December 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Come by for a free cup of hot cocoa, see Santa’s Reindeer and the elves from the workshop! Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa to drop in our official North Pole Mailbox! Happy Holidays, from The North Pole at Eagle Crest! Please remember to park along Eagle Crest Dr. and walk down our driveway to the display!

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Steps PDX School Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Steps PDX School proudly presents an original production of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Gather your family and loved ones for an adventure of wonder and magic just in time for the holidays. This show is appropriate for all ages. You can even dress up as your favorite character! Music composed by Danny Elfman. Choreography by Artistic Director Kathryn Harden and Artistic Staff; Olivia Ornelas, Alexander Dones, Lauren Smith, Adrianna Audoma, Jazmyn Thomas, Charles Roy, SnubB Dudley, and Gabriela Guerra. This performance is…

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Steps PDX School Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Steps PDX School proudly presents an original production of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Gather your family and loved ones for an adventure of wonder and magic just in time for the holidays. This show is appropriate for all ages. You can even dress up as your favorite character! Music composed by Danny Elfman. Choreography by Artistic Director Kathryn Harden and Artistic Staff; Olivia Ornelas, Alexander Dones, Lauren Smith, Adrianna Audoma, Jazmyn Thomas, Charles Roy, SnubB Dudley, and Gabriela Guerra. This performance is…

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