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.