CRAFTY WONDERLAND MARKET
Are you ready for the return of Portland’s holiday art and craft market? Crafty Wonderland is the ultimate local handmade art and craft event of the season hosted at the Oregon Convention Center. The popular craft show is back with over 250 local artists featuring fun, creative, and one-of-a-kind goods!
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!
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!
THE BENSON HOTEL’S GINGERBREAD MASTERPIECE
The Benson Hotel is continuing its long-standing tradition of creating a gingerbread masterpiece for the holiday season. This year’s gingerbread masterpiece theme is “Polar Express.” The sculpture was crafted entirely by hand, created with 100 pounds of gingerbread, 50 pounds of white chocolate, 25 pounds of sculpting chocolate and 5 pounds of rice-marshmallow treats! While visiting The Benson, you can bring a donation of a new, unwrapped toy to support the Children’s Cancer Association.
Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad!
UGLY SWEATER PUB CRAWL
Grab your ugliest Holiday Sweater and head to Uptown Vancouver for a night of cheer! Start at Brickhouse Bar & Grill and finish at Trap Door Brewing for live music, holiday games, and prizes! (21+)
PAINT & SIP
Head to Paint & Sip night hosted at Gastro Café and taught by instructor Heather Jeans! Your ticket includes all painting materials plus drinks! Perfect to celebrate a special occasion or just for a fun night out! (21+)
FESTIVAL OF TREES
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, Festival of Trees is back for the 2021 holiday season! The auction will begin December 3rd and conclude December 10th at the Festival of Trees gala. Attendees to the gala will enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer while mingling, bidding, and taking in the holiday-themed decorations!
SANTA & THE GRINCH
Head to the Tillamook Air Museum for a day of fun and photographs with Santa and The Grinch! Take your letters to Santa and they will help fly them to the North Pole!
SLED DOG RIDES WITH OREGON TRAIL OF DREAMS
Add a wild, magical experience to your Mt. Bachelor getaway with a ride behind a real dog sled team! Stay snug and warm in the sled while the team led by professional mushers take you on an exciting adventure along snowy tree-lined trails near the slopes of Mt. Bachelor!
CRAFT-O! HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Enjoy the 11th Annual Craft-O Holiday Bazaar with over 75 vendors! Enjoy gifts, food, drinks, and music! 100% of ticket base price will be donated to a local charity!
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SCHOOL OF CHOCOLATE
Eight pros study the art of chocolate under the tutelage of a famed chocolatier. But only one will be best in class and win the chance of a lifetime. (Netflix)
THE BEATLES: GET BACK
Directed by three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, “The Beatles: Get Back” is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. (Hulu)
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