Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 4-6, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 4-6, 2015

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES

FRI-SAT DEC 4-5  Oregon Convention Center: Get your photo taken with Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, visit the bear hospital and view more than 25 uniquely decorated and themed Christmas trees.

GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE

SAT DEC 5  OMSI: Register now, two sessions available. Gingerbread house decorating with a large candy buffet and lots of frosting.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI DEC 4 Beaverton: http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/index.aspx?NID=474

FRI DEC 4 Tualatin: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/starry-nights-and-holiday-lights-0

FRI DEC 4 Troutdale: http://www.westcolumbiagorgechamber.com/event/troutdale-tree-lighting/

SAT DEC 5 Hillsboro: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489379448032328/

SAT DEC 5 Alberta Main Street: http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/lit-up-local/tree-lighting/

SAT DEC 5 Milwaukie: http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/citymanager/annual-umbrella-parade-and-tree-lighting-sat-dec-5

SAT DEC 5 Oregon City: https://downtownoregoncity.org/event-detail/oregon-city-christmas-tree-lighting/

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 20  Lights at the Grotto

HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN DEC 3-6  Pioneer Courthouse Square: Enjoy more than 50 winter ales created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season in a large heated tent.

SCANDINAVIAN FAIR

SAT-SUN DEC 5-6  Memorial Coliseum: Celebrate the sights, sounds, taster and traditions of a Nordic Christmas.

CHRISTMAS TRAIN

SUN DEC 6 through Dec 20  Join Santa as you are ride through wilderness in the heart of the city on vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s steam locomotives.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN DEC 5-6 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 4-6 (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 AT THE PARK

FRI DEC 4  Esther Short Park: Live band and full choir singing your favorite Christmas Carols, giving tree, pictures with Santa, ornament decorating and much more.

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 4-18 Enjoy wonderful decorated ships traveling the Columbia River.   http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Krampus
• Macbeth
• MI-5
• Christmas Eve
• Hitchcock: Truffaut
• The Lady in the Van
The Letters
• Life
• My Friend Victoria
• A Royal Night Out
• The World of Kanako
• Youth
• No Peace, No Piece

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