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.
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 Oregon City: https://downtownoregoncity.org/event-detail/oregon-city-christmas-tree-lighting/
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.
SAT-SUN DEC 5-6 Memorial Coliseum: Celebrate the sights, sounds, taster and traditions of a Nordic Christmas.
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
• Christmas Eve
• Hitchcock: Truffaut
• The Lady in the Van
• The Letters
• My Friend Victoria
• A Royal Night Out
• The World of Kanako
• No Peace, No Piece
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.