Celebrate The Season, Family Fun Activities Now Thru December 2016

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

2017 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

2016 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!

250+ Tuba Concert on the Square

27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
Sat Dec 09, 2016 1:30-3PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as over 250 tubas play in unison for the 27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of downtown. FREE! [Top]

Alpenrose Storybook Lane
Weekends, Dec 1-Dec 17, 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

2016 Christmas Ship Parade
Nightly, Dec 1-Dec 21st, 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. Children six and under free. [Top]

Portland's Holiday Express
2017 Tickets Sold Out. Watch us from Oaks Park!
Weekends, Nov-Dec. 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 $19-$16 adult, $12.50-$9.50 children (under 12), $58-$46 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 24 -Jan 07, 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 $14.95/$9.95. Children (3-11) $9.95/$4.95. [Top]

WinterWonderland at PIR
Nightly, 5:30PM-9:30PM, Nov 24-Dec 26, Portland Intl Raceway Recognized as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 25th annual Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. $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 25-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 $11. Children (3-12) $6 [Top]

Aspen Meadows, Celebration of Lights
Nightly, Dec 09-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.