Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: December 3-5, 2021

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PORTLAND CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE
The annual tradition of Christmas Ships gathering in fleets to parade up and down the Willamette and Columbia Rivers is celebrating its 67th year! These Christmas Ships aren’t just viewable from Portland. On select nights, the parade can be seen from Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Scappoose, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, and St. Helens. The Christmas Ships Parade is free to attend from multiple outdoor viewing spots!


PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET
Since 2015, the Portland Night Market has centered around Portland’s creative scene. Bringing together food, culture, music, drinks and retail, this quarterly event is a unique experience on the Central Eastside for Portlanders of all ages. The event will feature more than 150 of Portland’s best brands, makers, and merchants. Booths will be set up both inside and outside with food and beverages available for purchase!

 
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!


FREMONT HOLIDAY FEST
Stroll the streets during Beaumont Village’s annual holiday event, Fremont Holiday Fest, and get your photo taken with Santa Claus! Stores open late with treats, discounts, crafts & more!


MESO HOLIDAY MARKET
Visit the first-ever MESO Holiday Market in Portland! Shop a wide variety of goods made by local minority-owned small businesses. There will be food vendors and live entertainment!


EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!)
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic, four actors decide to perform Every Christmas Story Ever Told, plus Christmas traditions from around the world, and every carol ever sung! Performances will be held at the Terrell-Everest Theater in Vancouver, WA!

 
NIGHT MARKET VANCOUVER
Night Market Vancouver hosts a special Holiday Market to jumpstart gift shopping! Celebrate local with Night Market Vancouver at The VIC! Discover local brands and shop products from over 70 different makers! Enjoy an evening of live music, a DJ, dance lessons, food, and more!


WREATH CLASSES
Join the Pomeroy Living History Farm for drinks and Christmas music while you make authentic greenery wreaths to adorn your door this Holiday season! Bring your own clippers, wear gloves, and dress warm!


TILLAMOOK NAZARENE BAZAAR
Shop local with the Tillamook Nazarene Bazaar this weekend! There will be a variety of handmade and business vendors, a food court and a friendly, fun atmosphere!


BEND CHRISTMAS PARADE
Bend’s most beloved event is back! Celebrate the Christmas season together in this 30-year community tradition. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas: Better Together.” Rock out with Santa and the Precious Byrd music band!


UGLY SWEATER FUN RUN
Join this free 5k Fun Run, plus an ugly sweater contest around the fire pits at the after party! All proceeds go to Circle of Friends Mentoring Program!


POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME/DISNEY+

TRUE STORY
A world-famous comedian desperately searches for a way out after a night in Philadelphia with his brother threatens to sabotage more than his success. (Netflix)

HAPPIEST SEASON
A Holiday Rom-Com about being true to yourself and trying not to ruin Christmas. Starring Kristen Stewart, Dan Levy, and Aubrey Plaza. (Hulu)

HAWKEYE
Kate Bishop, a skilled archer whose overconfidence can cloud her judgement, lands in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. Meanwhile, Clint Barton’s much-needed Christmas trip to NYC with his kids is interrupted when a painful part of his past resurfaces. It’s just a matter of time till their paths cross, forcing Hawkeye out of retirement. (Disney+)


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