Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 18-20, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 18-20, 2015

A CIRCUS CAROL SHOW

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20  Alberta Rose Theatre: A circus adaptation of Dickens’ classic Christmas tale with music by 3 Leg Torso. http://www.albertarosetheatre.com/

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20  Columbia & Willamette Rivers: 50 boats lit up for Christmas cruise the river, check schedule for locations. http://www.christmasships.org/

ORSON WELLES FILM FESTIVAL

THURS DEC 17  Portland Art Museum: Celebrate what would have been Orson Welles’s 100th birthday by enjoying 18 of his films. http://nwfilm.org/screenings/72/714/

NUTCRACKER BALLET

Through DEC 26  Keller Auditorium: No holiday season is complete without a trip to the “Land of Sweets”. Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. http://www.obt.org/index.php/boxoffice/single-tickets/balanchines-nutcracker/

CHRISTMAS TRAIN

Through Dec 20 (weekends only)  Join Santa as you ride through wilderness in the heart of the city on vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s steam locomotives.

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 31  Peacock Lane in SE Portland

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 20  Lights at the Grotto

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN DEC 19-20 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through DEC 20 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: This is a great time to pick out your Christmas tree. Santa will be there with a present for each child and complimentary refreshments for all.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE

FRI DEC 18 Enjoy wonderful decorated ships traveling the Columbia River. http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river

NUTCRACKER BALLET

FRI-MON DEC 18-21  Royal Durst Theater: A cast of over 90 local dancers present the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a thrilling journey. http://columbiadance.org/performances-and-events/

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Star Wars
• Alvin & The Chipmunks
• Sisters
• Dilwale
• Extraction
• Mojin: The Lost Legend
Son of Saul

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