Dec 1-24: A Christmas Carol The Musical
Join Stumptown Stages at the Brunish Theatre for A Christmas Carol The Musical! Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens bring magical, new life to this classic holiday tale.
Dec 1-30: Christmas Festival of Lights
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights presents the sights, sounds and sensations of the season. It is recognized as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food for Snow-Cap, an East-county food bank.
Dec 1-21: Christmas Ship Parade
The 2017 Christmas Ships Parade has been nominated again to compete in the USA Today’s 10 Best Holiday Parade contest! Witness a fleet of Holiday vessels floating down the Columbia and Willamette rivers through the month of December! Over 50 boats with Christmas Light displays will bring a little holiday cheer to our beloved waterways.
Dec 1-26: Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland
For 25 years, Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway has been noted as the “largest Holiday light show west of the Mississippi”. PIR welcomes you, your family and friends to witness this spectacular light display.
Dec 1-Jan 7: ZooLights
The Oregon Zoo invites you and yours to their annual winter festival. This dazzling display features over 1.5 million lights that transform the Oregon Zoon into a winter wonderland.
Dec 9: 27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
The Tuba Christmas Concert presented by SmartPark celebrates its 27th year performing in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Join over 300 Tuba players as they fill the city’s living room with the melodic sounds of big brass. Free.
Dec 9-24: The Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without a ticket to Oregon Ballet Theatre’s production of Balachine’s The Nutcracker. Whether you’re looking to be swept away by a snowflake or to visit the “Land of Sweets”, OBT’s twinkling performance is sure to impress. See site for performances and tickets.
Dec 16: SantaCon
The 6th annual Santa-themed moving costume dance party will feature over 21 participating venues in downtown Portland! This year’s theme is “Illuminated Misfit Toys.” Last year’s SantaCon pub crawl had over 3000 attendees—2017 is expected to be even bigger! See Stumptown Event’s Facebook page for details.
Dec 16-18: Festival of the Last Minute
The Portland Saturday Market presents its 2017 Festival of the Last Minute! Peruse and shop local vendors for all of those last minute gifts that are sure to impress! Stop by Santa’s booth, enjoy the seasonal decorations, listen to the sounds of roving carolers, and taste delicious holiday treats!
Dec 30-31: Pink Martini New Year’s Extravaganza
Ring in the New Year with Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony! Pink Martini will showcase songs from its brand new CD Je Dis Oui! The concert will feature the Ode to Joy tradition and the full final movement of Beethonven’s Ninth.