PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 21-23, 2018
BAROQUE HOLIDAY CONCERT
FRI – The Bach Cantana Choir and Chamber Orchestra display a performance with Baroque Christmas Carols.
SAT-SUN – Renegade Craft Fair offers crafts, food trucks, and music from a live DJ.
FRI – The Winter Village celebrates the Winter Solstice with ice skating, art activities and more at Orenco Station.
CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDE
ONGOING – Ride along the Columbia River as you enjoy cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a visit from Santa and his elves through December 27th.
THROUGH DEC 22 – Celebrate the winter solstice and enjoy Christmas in a family-oriented show with song and dance at Newmark Theatre.
CHRISTMAS AT VICTORIAN BELLE
THROUGH DEC 23 – Visit the Victorian Belle mansion and its 2.5-acre grounds to see decorated rooms, train display, musical performances and more!
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.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
THROUGH DEC 30 – This classic story is a holiday staple, watch it come to life as a 1940’s live radio broadcast.
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.
CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
THROUGH DEC 29 – Enjoy a lighted Christmas Fantasy trail and a bonfire at Wenzel Family Farm.
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 – Enjoy a dinner with presenters and learn about Vancouver’s rich history and evolutions from Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks, all the way back to 1840.
WINE & PAINT SATURDAY
SAT – Enjoy wine and great conversation while you choose a holiday theme or other image. Beverages and snacks are included while you paint the night away.
THROUGH DEC 24 – Columbia Dance brings a joyous production with a cast of over 90 local dancers to embark on this magical tale.
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
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
- They Shall Not Grow Old
- Second Act
- Welcome to Marwen
- Cold War
- American Renegades
- Bird Box
- Fourth Quarter
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