PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 7-9, 2018
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
FRIDAY – Head to the Holiday Home Tour and Boutique, hop on the trolley and visit six classic homes.
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 SUN – Get your tickets to the Northwest Community Gospel Chorus performs with the Oregon Symphony celebrating the true spirit of the season. The First United Methodist Church performs traditional carols with guest choirs during the Glory of Christmas.
ONGOING – Catch a Winterhawks game this season!
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
ONGOING – Enjoy at night at the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.
TUBA CHRISTMAS CONCERT
THROUGH SAT – Listen to over 250 tubas play in unison at Pioneer Courthouse Square at the Tuba Christmas Concert.
THROUGH DEC 10 – The Portland Baroque Orchestra and Cappella Romana join together for a performance of Handel’s Messiah at First Baptist Church.
CHRISTMAS RADIO SHOW
THROUGH DEC 15 – 1943 Christmas from Home is a live radio show recreated from WWII with sketches, singers, a band, vintage ads and more at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House.
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.
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
CHRISTMAS AT THE PARK
FRI-SUN – Get your pictures with Santa, enjoy hot drinks, a giving tree, and lots of crafts for the kids. This year, they’ll be giving away 300 Christmas trees.
VANCOUVER NIGHT MARKET
FRI – Join in on the creativity and inspiration brought to you by the Night Market in Vancouver.
FRI-SUN – View artwork from local artists and enjoy dinner at a participating restaurant during Vancouver’s First Friday Celebration!
FRI-SUN – Hit the streets of Vancouver with other Santa look-alikes after sharing a holiday dinner.
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
- Ben is Back
- Divide and Conquer
- Great Great Great
- Mary Queen of Scots
- Swimming With Men
- Clara’s Ghost
- Back Roads
- Bitter Melon
- The Appearance
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