PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2, 2018
HOOD RIVER TRAIN RIDE
THROUGH DEC 27 – Ride along the Columbia River as you enjoy cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a visit from Santa and his elves!
BEATLES CIRCUS SPECTACULAR
THROUGH DEC 8 – The Nowhere Band plays hits from the classic Beatles album at the White Album Xmas show while aerialists and acrobats of the Portland Circus perform.
CHRISTMAS RADIO SHOW
FRI-SUN – 1943 Christmas from Home is a live radio show recreated from WWII with sketches, singers, a band, vintage ads and more at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House.
AMERICA’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
THROUGH DEC 2 – Over 400 booths of handcrafted art and more than 500 commercial booths featuring commercial products to give as holiday gifts.
ONGOING – Catch a Winterhawks game this season!
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
ONGOING – Enjoy at night at the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.
PAWS WITH SANTA CLAUS
THROUGH SUN – Don’t let your four-legged family members miss out on photos with Santa! Reserve your photo session today for animal time slots at the Washington Square Mall.
THROUGH DEC 19 – Watch a Tony Starlight Las Vegas style show with music, comedy, and a dinner.
DRIVE-THROUGH LIGHT SHOW
THROUGH DEC 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest, Winter Wonderland is home to over 250 colorful displays at the Portland International Raceway.
LIGHTS AT THE GROTTO
THROUGH DEC 30 – Head to the Christmas Festival of Lights to saunter through light displays while listening to carolers, choirs, watching puppet shows and interacting with a puppet show.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PITTOCK MANSION
THROUGH DEC 31 – Stroll through the Pittock Mansion with decorated rooms from professional designers and a rich touch of history woven into the home built in 1909.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL
THROUGH DEC 31 – Walk down a lighted path of festive trees through the Maddax Woods to the Willamette waterline in a tradition 15 years in the making.
DISCOVER KING TUT
THROUGH JAN 27 – Take on a once in a lifetime experience viewing the treasures and tomb of famous King Tut at OMSI.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
FRI-SUN – Watch the production of the Nutcracker by the Vancouver Dance Theatre. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the silent auction during all performances, proceeds will go to the Vancouver Dance Theatre.
REINDEER BLOCK PARTY
SUN – Head to Uptown Village for the Reindeer Block Party of the year with local vendors, live music, photos with Santa, and a chance to see his famous reindeer!
FRI-SUN – View artwork from local artists and enjoy dinner at a participating restaurant during Vancouver’s First Friday Celebration!
ONGOING – Take in an evening at Fort Vancouver with a guided lantern tour. Led by a Park Ranger, head through the Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s Home and the Bake House, as you learn aspects of each working area.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Possession of Hannah Grace
- Anna and the Apocalypse
- Head Full of Honey
- Sicilian Ghost Story
- Never Look Away
- People’s Republic of Desire
- Ghostbox Cowboy
- Bathtubs Over Broadway
- No Shade
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT