Portland Oregon Seasonal Events


Seasonal Events for Families


Wenzel Farm puts on a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded "Fantasy Trail" during the Christmas season. Walk includes a castle, tunnel, maze, crooked house, suspension bridge and more. 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City, Phone: (503) 631-2047

Christmas Ship Parade happens every December on the Columbia and Willamette River. Between the two rivers there are approximately 55-60 boats that participate.

Gingerbread Display at the Benson Hotel. This large Gingerbread house uses 75 pounds of gingerbread, 25 pounds of marzipan, and 20 pounds of chocolate. It is on display after Thanksgiving through Christmas. 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 503-228-2000

Imago Theatre offers live productions, 17 SE 8th, Portland, OR 97214 Phone: 503.231.9581

Lakewood Center for the Arts offer live entertainment, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Phone: 503-635-3901

Miracle of a Million Lights at Queen Anne Victorian Mansion includes 2.5 million twinkling lights, santa, homemade apple cider, holiday cookies and musical performances from local schools and churches. The event happens around the last 2 weeks of December in the evenings. 1441 N McClellan St, Portland, OR 97217 Phone: 503-283-3224

Mount Hood Railroad offers special events. 110 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031 Phone: 800-872-4661

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center offers live theatrer for childen. 1819 NW Everett, Portland, OR 97209 Phone: (503) 222-4480

Oregon Zoo features Zoolights during the Christmas Holiday and Summer concerts along with their extensive assortment of animals, birds, and reptiles. 4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221 Phone: 503-226-1561

Peacock Lane is a neighborhood that really gets into the holiday spirit with their Tudor homes all decked out with sparkling lights, nativity scenes, etc. This street is very popular at Christmas time so it is better to park a few blocks away and walk the street. Peacock Lane is between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St. and one block east of 39th Ave., Portland, OR

Pittock Mansion is open year round but at Christmas time, they honor the season with special holiday decorations, music, and food. 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210 Phone: 503-823-3623

Portland International Raceway during the holiday season is recognized as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi". 1940 N. Victory Boulevard, Interstate 5, Exit 306B, Portland, OR 97217 Phone: 503 232-3000

The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights surrounds visitors with the traditional sights and sounds of this wondrous holiday season during the month of December. The Grotto
NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97220 Phone: 503-261-2400

The Heathman's Holiday Tea starts the day after Thanksgiving until after the New Year. There are 3 seatings a day for special Tea. Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 Phone: 503-790-7752

3D Center of Art & Photography. During the holiday they present 3D photo of Santa. 1928 NW Lovejoy, Portland, OR 97239 (503) 227-6667

Oregon Symphony Kids Series offers special performances geared for ages 5-10. Phone: 503-228-1353

Mississippi Avenue Holiday Events offers a tree lighting ceremony. Mississippi Avenue
N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR

Rose Garden Arena offer many special events for kids, Portland, OR 97227 PHONE: 877.789.ROSE (7673)

Winningstad Theatre offers live theatre for kids, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 Phone: 503 228-9571

Portland Classical Chinese Garden (Lan Su Chinese Garden) offer special events for children. 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209 503-228-8131


Portland Farmers' Market, 240 North Broadway Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 241-0032

Lents International Farmers Market, Southeast Foster Road & SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR Phone: (919) 812-6877

Portland Rose Festival Foundation offers lots of activities for the whole family during the festival time. 5603 Southwest Hood Avenue, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 227-2681

Portland Highland Games; This festival usually takes place at Mt. Hood Community College.

Polish Festival;


Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm, 11435 Northwest Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 645-9561