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2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season at Zimmerman House: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 12PM-5PM

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Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season at Zimmerman House: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 12PM-5PM. Info here!

Travel Back in Time

When: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 12PM-5PM
Where: Zimmerman House
17111 NE Sandy Blvd.
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Volunteers are decorating the 1874 Historic Zimmerman House to celebrate the holiday season, and well have every room decorated for you.

The house was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with ten rooms open to the public.

This year there will be a mix of holiday decorations brought in to add sparkle to the house and blended with a variety of Zimmerman family memorabilia from china to postcards to fashions to quilts.

Tours will be on the following Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 pm:

  • Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
  • Dec. 7 and 8
  • Dec. 14 and 15

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/teens and free for children under 13 and East County Historical Organization (ECHO) members. Parking is free, but space is limited, so please carpool or take TriMet bus line 21-Sandy Blvd/223rd.

For more information please email info@echohistory.org, call 503-618-0946 or visit echohistory.org.

Pictures with Santa at the History Museum: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 10AM-4PM

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Pictures with Santa at the History Museum: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 10AM-4PM. . Info here!

Visit With Santa!

When: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 10AM-4PM
Where: Gresham History Museum
410 North Main Street
Get Map!

Photos with Santa schedule:

  • Nov. 24 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 1 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 8 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 15 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 16 Noon 4:00 pm

Free crafts while you wait.

Pricing:

  • $15 for 4x6 photo
  • $10 for digital file
  • $20 for both

Museum members get 10% off.

All proceeds benefit the Gresham Historical Society.

For more information about this event, contact Evan Smiley at 503-667-0347 or director@greshamhistorical.org.

City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2018: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 8PM-12AM

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City of Gresham Sat Night Basketball 2018: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 8PM-12 am. Let's Hoop It Up!. Info here!

Let's Hoop It Up!

When: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 8PM-12 am
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at Friends of the Children at 424 NE 172nd Ave.

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 10:00 pm for grades 6-8
  • 10:00 pm - 12:00 am for grades 9-12

Registration form

For more information, visit our basketball page or contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season at Zimmerman House: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 12PM-5PM

12/15/2018 - 12:00pm
12/15/2018 - 5:00pm
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Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season at Zimmerman House: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 12PM-5PM. Info here!

Travel Back in Time

When: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 12PM-5PM
Where: Zimmerman House
17111 NE Sandy Blvd.
Get Map!

Volunteers are decorating the 1874 Historic Zimmerman House to celebrate the holiday season, and well have every room decorated for you.

The house was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with ten rooms open to the public.

This year there will be a mix of holiday decorations brought in to add sparkle to the house and blended with a variety of Zimmerman family memorabilia from china to postcards to fashions to quilts.

Tours will be on the following Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 pm:

  • Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
  • Dec. 7 and 8
  • Dec. 14 and 15

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/teens and free for children under 13 and East County Historical Organization (ECHO) members. Parking is free, but space is limited, so please carpool or take TriMet bus line 21-Sandy Blvd/223rd.

For more information please email info@echohistory.org, call 503-618-0946 or visit echohistory.org.

Pictures with Santa at the History Museum: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 10AM-4PM

12/16/2018 - 10:00am
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Pictures with Santa at the History Museum: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 10AM-4PM. . Info here!

Visit With Santa!

When: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 10AM-4PM
Where: Gresham History Museum
410 North Main Street
Get Map!

Photos with Santa schedule:

  • Nov. 24 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 1 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 8 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 15 10:00 am 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 16 Noon 4:00 pm

Free crafts while you wait.

Pricing:

  • $15 for 4x6 photo
  • $10 for digital file
  • $20 for both

Museum members get 10% off.

All proceeds benefit the Gresham Historical Society.

For more information about this event, contact Evan Smiley at 503-667-0347 or director@greshamhistorical.org.

City of Gresham Sunday Futsal: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 5PM-7PM

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City of Gresham Sunday Futsal: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 5PM-7PM. Let's Kick Ball!. Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 5PM-7PM
Where: Friends of the Children gym
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Indoor Sunday Futsal youth recreation is open to all students in grades 6-12 on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Friends of the Children gym.

  • Free. Open to boys and girls.
  • Learn new skills, make new friends, play futsal.
  • Participants must bring a signed waiver to play.
  • Adult supervision and mentorship provided by Active Children Portland volunteers.
  • Sponsored by the City of Gresham.

For more information, email Ricki Ruiz at Ricardo.Ruiz@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-583-0771.

Read more about Sunday Futsal and print the waiver.

Mt. Hood Pops Christmas Concert 2018: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 3:30PM-5:30PM

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Mt. Hood Pops Christmas Concert 2018: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 3:30PM-5:30PM. Info here!

When: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 3:30PM-5:30PM
Where: MHCC Theater
26000 SE Stark St.
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The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra presents a Pops Family Christmas for the holidays.

Purchase tickets online

For more information, visit the Mt. Hood Pops Facebook page or call 503-669-1937. Email mhpotickets@gmail.com

Celebrate The Holiday Season with Family Fun Activities, Now Thru December 2018!

2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

2018 Holiday Activities

Looking for fun things to do with family or friends? Revel in the holiday spirit with these events and activities. Be sure to check-out our last link for an extensive list of Holiday happenings!

300 Tuba Concert on the Square

  28th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert  
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:30-3PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison for the 28th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of downtown. FREE! [Top]

  Alpenrose Storybook Lane  
Weekends, Nov 30-Dec 16, Fri 3-6PM, Sat-Sun 11AM-6PM, 6149 SW Shattuck. A family tradition for more than fifty years. Alpenrose's old western town is transformed into a winter wonderland in nostalgic Storybook Lane. Visit with Santa. Bring a donation for Oregon Food Bank. FREE! [Top]

Alpenrose Storybooklane, Portland OR

Christmas ships, Portland OR

  2018 Christmas Ship Parade  
Nightly, Nov 30-Dec 20 (See schedule for locations & times), Columbia River and Willamette River. The Christmas Ship Fleet averages 60+ boats between the two Columbia River and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out most every night. Visit the website for schedule details. FREE! [Top]

  Lights on Peacock Lane  
Nightly, Dec 15-Dec 31 6PM-11PM, SE 40th & Stark. Since the 1920s, each house on Peacock Lane has been decorating for Christmas. Tudors style houses are adorned with sparkling lights, nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees plus Santa, Frosty and the gang. FREE! [Top]

Peacock Lane, Portland OR

Pittock Mansion Christmas, Portland OR

  Pittock Mansion Christmas  
Daily, Nov 20-Dec 31, 10AM-4PM, Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock, pioneer owners of the Oregonian newpaper, this beautiful mansion is decorated will all the splendor of the holiday season. Adults $11. 6-18 $8. Under 6 free. [Top]

  Portland's Holiday Express  
Get Your Tickets Early!
Weekends 10AM-8PM, Nov 23-24, Dec 1-2, Dec 8-9, Dec 15-16. Holiday Express trains leave from the Oaks Station at Oaks Amusement Park. Join Santa on a steam powered railroad adventure along the scenic Willamette River. Tickets $18-$21.50 adult, $15-$11.50 children (under 12), $54-$68 Family 4 pack. 40 minutes. Visit ORHF website for tickets. [Top]

Holiday Express train rides, Portland OR

Oregon Zoolignts, Portland OR

  Oregon ZooLights  
Nightly, Nov 21-Jan 05, 5PM-9PM, Oregon Zoo.It wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, returning this year train rides and over a 1.5 million LED light experience. Adults $17.95/$12.95. Children (3-11) $12.95/$7.95. [Top]

  WinterWonderland at PIR  
Nightly, 5PM-11PM, Nov 23-Dec 26, Portland Intl Raceway Recognized as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 26th annual Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Over 250 lighted pieces. $20/car. [Top]

Winter Wonderland at PIR, Portland OR

Grotto Festival of Lights, Portland OR

  The Grotto: Festival of Lights  
Nightly, 5PM-9:30PM Nov 23-Dec 30th, 8840 NE Skidmore 500,000 lights, 150 performances, petting zoo, carolers and more. The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Adult $12. Children (3-12) $6 [Top]

  Aspen Meadows, Celebration of Lights  
Nightly, Dec 08-Dec 26 5PM-11PM, , 24232 S. Upper Highland Rd, 150,000 lights, carolers, interactive children’s area,miniature train village, warm refreshments and more. Oregon Food Bank donations accepted. FREE! [Top]

Aspen Meadows, Celebration of Lights, Colton OR. Just 40 minutes SE of downtown Gresham.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Artback Mural Walk and Christmas Lights Outing: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM

12/18/2018 - 11:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Artback Mural Walk and Christmas Lights Outing: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 60 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Minimal
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

Please note: Everyone should park in the City Hall "visitor" parking spaces. Do not park in the gated, fenced parking area.

This scenic three-mile walk combines a stroll along the Clackamas River, with viewing of 14 murals in Historic Downtown Estacada. We will begin at the Estacada Community Center and head downhill to follow a paved path that leads to Timber Park. At the turnaround, well head back and uphill to "City Hall Plaza" for a break. After our break, well zig zag through town to see "The Tree of Life," "Early Trains of Estacada," and "The Longhouse," to name a few of the famous murals that chronicle the story of the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, we'll tour the Estacada Veterans Memorial Garden before checking out the shops on both sides of Broadway. Following our walk, we'll have dinner at the Cazadero Restaurant along the river.

After dinner, we'll drive 7 miles to the "Aspen Meadow Celebration of Lights" near Colton and enjoy strolling through over 150,000 lights in the country, complete with music, a fire pit, indoor and outdoor displays, and warm refreshments. This year's theme is "The Greatest is Love." Dress warmly and bring flashlights and your holiday cheer. There is no entrance fee, but a canned food donation for the Oregon Food Bank is appreciated.

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or cummings0465@frontier.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Dec 18, 2018 Meeting: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 4PM-6PM

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Gresham Redevelopment Commission Dec 18, 2018 Meeting: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 4PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 4PM-6PM
Where: Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month immediately following adjournment of the 3:00 pm Gresham City Council meeting.

Meeting start time varies.

GRDC meetings allow necessary Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal business to be dealt with, such as budget adoption, grant awards, public hearings, resolutions, etc.

For more information, please contact Cecille Turley, Urban Renewal Program Technician, at 503-618-2545 or Cecille.Turley@GreshamOregon.gov.

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