Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: Dec 31, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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NYE SKATE PARTY
Rink in the new year at Oaks Park! Bring together your whole family for a special New Year’s Eve party at the roller rink. The New Year’s Eve Skate party at Oaks Park is counting down to the new year with a live DJ, party favors, and a special, extended skate session from 7pm to 1am!


FIRST DAY HIKE AT TRYON CREEK
Start your new year off on the right foot at Tryon Creek State Natural Area’s first day hike. Located in Southwest Portland, Tryon Creek is a great example of the temperate rainforest climate. On January 1st, Tryon Creek Natural Area is joining Oregon State Parks for free first day hikes. Friends of Tryon Creek volunteers will guide visitors on various hikes throughout Tyron Creek!


ZOOLIGHTS AT THE OREGON ZOO
ZooLights lets you experience the Oregon Zoo like never before! As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of more than 1.5 million lights! Gather your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights!


PONDEROSA NYE BASH
Ring in the New Year Pondo-style with Kurt Van Meter (one of the fastest rising country acts in the nation), a midnight toast, 500 balloon drop, big prizes, party favors and more!


MIDNIGHT MADNESS NYE PARTY
Celebrate the new year with the last party of this year presented by Blow Up Kids! Enjoy a NYE celebration, music, bottle service, VIP sections, and more!


WHALE WATCHING
If you’re looking for an unforgettable day trip or want to get out of the city during winter break, head to the coast for whale watching. Nearly 25,000 gray whales will be traveling from Alaska to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico. You can spot whales on their journey south from mid-December through mid-January!


PLANTING NATIVE PLANTS
Head to Alder Creek Farm to help remove invasive species and plant native plants in the area! Dress accordingly! All tools will be provided.


SLEIGH RIDES AT SUNRIVER RESORT
Treat your family to a time-honored holiday tradition: an open carriage sleigh ride, by a team of beautiful Haflinger horses! There’s nothing more magical than a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a snowy meadow. Family and friends can enjoy a sleigh ride through the Meadows Golf Course at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon.


HOLIDAY ICE SKATING AT THE PAVILION
The Pavilion features Central Oregon’s first and only full NHL size ice rink! The outdoor plaza includes fire pits, snow play area, spectator viewing and a small shelter. Warm-up, watch the action on the ice, or relax by the fireplace in the elevated viewing room!

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME/DISNEY+

DON’T LOOK UP
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh. (Netflix)


ENCANTO
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” featuring all-new songs by award winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Columbian mountains. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary family member, discovers the magical surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope. (Disney+)


DEAD ASLEEP
Dead Asleep follows the complex and layered case of a young man who claims to have murdered his best friend whilst sleepwalking. (Hulu)


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