PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 14-16, 2018
HOLIDAY CIRQUE SHOW
FRI – Watch a circus act with laughter, acrobatics, dancing, juggling, live music and more!
CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES
ONGOING – Ride along the Columbia River as you enjoy cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a visit from Santa and his elves through December 27th. Hop aboard the Holiday Express at Oaks Park and wind around the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge through December 16th.
THROUGH DEC 22 – Celebrate the winter solstice and enjoy Christmas in a family-oriented show with song and dance at Newmark Theatre.
ONGOING – Catch a Winterhawks game this season!
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
ONGOING – Enjoy at night at the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.
CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARTY
SAT – Head to Milwaukie’s annual Winter Solstice celebration to view Christmas Ships. Keep warm at the bonfire and enjoy warm food and tasty treats.
THROUGH DEC 19 – Watch a Tony Starlight Las Vegas style show with music, comedy, and a dinner.
DRIVE-THROUGH LIGHT SHOW
THROUGH DEC 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest, Winter Wonderland is home to over 250 colorful displays at the Portland International Raceway.
LIGHTS AT THE GROTTO
THROUGH DEC 30 – Head to the Christmas Festival of Lights to saunter through light displays while listening to carolers, choirs, watching puppet shows and interacting with a puppet show.
THROUGH DEC 31 – Bundle up and drive or walk through the Lights on Peacock Lane open to see homes covered in lights and boasting the holiday spirit.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PITTOCK MANSION
THROUGH DEC 31 – Stroll through the Pittock Mansion with decorated rooms from professional designers and a rich touch of history woven into the home built in 1909.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL
THROUGH DEC 31 – Walk down a lighted path of festive trees through the Maddax Woods to the Willamette waterline in a tradition 15 years in the making.
DISCOVER KING TUT
THROUGH JAN 27 – Take on a once in a lifetime experience viewing the treasures and tomb of famous King Tut at OMSI.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
FRI-SAT – Head to Magenta Theatre for a hilarious holiday Improv Show.
SECOND FRIDAY GAME NIGHT
FRI – Join the community for game night at City Bible with 30+ new and vintage board games, for friends 12yrs and up!
UGLY SWEATER PUB CRAWL
FRI-SUN – Join uptown village for the 3rdAnnual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl, grab your holiday cheer and join in on the fun!
STEM EDUCATION & AVIATION
SAT – Bring the kids for an opportunity to learn about STEM education and enjoy a hands on experience.
ONGOING – Take in an evening at Fort Vancouver with a guided lantern tour. Led by a Park Ranger, head through the Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s Home and the Bake House, as you learn aspects of each working area.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Mortal Engines
- The Mule
- Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
- The Favourite
- Once Upon A Deadpool
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Wedding (2018)
- Antidote (2018)
- Beyond White Space
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