Related Portland Holiday Events & Info:
- Calendar: Holiday Events, Bazaars, Shopping, Christmas, Local Markets
- Holiday Lights: FestiBus Portland Holiday / Christmas Lights Bus Tour w/ Portland Short Bus | Peacock Lane, Crale House, Gift Exchange (Dec 15-23)
- Holidays for Children : Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Holiday Cruises | Storytelling, Magic, Holiday / Christmas Treats
- Holiday Lights: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer (Nov 27-Jan 3)
- Holiday Shopping: America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar @ Portland Expo | Black Friday, Thanksgiving Weeknd, 900+ Booths, Crafts, Gift Ideas (Nov. 27-29, Dec. 4-6)
- Win Tickets: Portland’s Providence Festival of Trees @ Oregon Convention Center | 2015 Holiday / Christmas , Winter Wonderland Filled w/ 100+ Dazzling Trees, LEGO Display (Dec 4-5)
Downtown Portland Tree Lighting
November 27, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | Pioneer Courthouse Square
Thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate 31 years of lighting of the spectacular 75ft tree. This year’s event will feature a holiday sing-a-long featuring Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini, the Pacific Youth Choir, The von Trapps and many more! Complimentary songbooks curated by Thomas Lauderdale, will be distributed to event attendees on a first- come first-served basis. Click here for more info.
Pearl District Tree Lighting
November 28, 2015 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Jamison Square
Enjoy a fun holiday light show and caroling in Jamison Square, before taking in the area’s best dining, decorations and holiday shopping. Plus, you can win one of our holiday prize packages by tagging your “Pearl selfies” taken at the Holiday Tree with #PearlPortland. Click here for more info.
Concordia University Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 2015 | 6-7 p.m. | George R. White Library & Learning Center
All are welcome to join in the Concordia University 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting with Christmas carol sing-along with Concordia’s Concert Choir, Christmas treats and warm drinks, and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Celebrations will be held outside the George R. White Library & Learning Center. Click here for more info.
Beaverton Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House
December 4, 2015 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Beaverton City Library & City Park
Kick off the holiday season with Beaverton community leaders and special guests including Anna Elsa, Snow White and Rapunzel at the Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House on Friday, December 4th! There will be lots of holiday fun including: arts & crafts, Santa visits, music and dance performances and so much more! Click here for more info.
Camas Hometown Holidays Holiday Tree Lighting
December 4, 2015 6-9 p.m. | Liberty Theatre
Hometown Holidays will be held on Friday, December 4 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Activities include welcoming entertainment at 6:00PM in front of Liberty Theatre, by Camas High School’s Brass Ensemble and the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mayor Scott Higgins at 6:30PM. Photos with Santa start early this year, at 6:00PM. From 6:45PM to 9:00PM, Downtown Camas will be bustling with over 15 school and community choirs, bands and dancers, photos with Santa, tractor hay rides, crafts for the kids, street food vendors, and downtown restaurants and shops open for business. Click here for more info.
Foster Area Tree Lighting
December 16, 2015 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Laurelwood City Park
Warm drinks, bright trees, goody bags for the kids, and a kids craft activity facilitated by the good people at the Portland Circle of Friends Preschool. Click here for more info.
Hillsboro Orenco Holiday Tree Lighting
December 5, 2015 | 5-7 p.m. | Orenco Station Plaza
Help us deck the streets of Orenco at this festive free event. Bring the whole family and enjoy a night of live music, kid crafts, local shopping, hot cocoa, food drive, the Voodoo van and a visit from Santa! Click here for more info.
Gresham Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting
November 28, 2015 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Arts Plaza
The 24th annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting – one of the community’s most popular events – rings in Gresham’s holiday season with a free, family-friendly program that includes photos with Santa and the lighting of the 60-foot Ponderosa pine on the Arts Plaza. Click here for more info.
Lake Oswego Holiday Tree Lighting
November 27, 2015 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Bigelow Plaza
Watch the Mayor throw the switch that turns the giant tree into a living symbol that for many is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and for others a symbol of love, hope and the joy of giving. Santa then appears riding in a fire engine that will lead a parade down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park where he will listen to children wishes as local choirs sing, the Millennium Concert Band will play and all will enjoy warm beverages, cookies and popcorn in anticipation of a second event that will light the entire park for the holiday season. Click here for more info.
Milwaukie Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting
December 5, 2015 | 3:30 – 5 p.m. | City Hall
The parade will convene at the Adams Street Connector (Next to the Main St. light rail platform). All participants are asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. so that the judging can begin for the best decorated umbrellas. The parade will begin at 4 p.m., travel north on Main St. ending at Milwaukie City Hall, where the tree will be lit, Santa Clause will be in attendance for the kids, and cookies (Donated by Bob’s Red Mill!) and hot cocoa will be provided to all! Click here for more info.
Oregon City Tree Lighting
December 5, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. | Liberty Plaza
Join Santa Saturday, December 5th for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Oregon City! Festivities begin at 4:30pm with performances and a holiday carol sing-a-long led by the Clackamas Community College Choir and the Oregon City High School Choir! Santa arrives at 5:00pm so get there here early and enjoy the music and refreshments! Click here for more info.
Sherwood Winter Festival & Tree Lighting
December 5, 2015 | 4 p.m. | Cannery Square Plaza
Featuring Live Nativity, Tree Lighting + Santa. The Sherwood Winter Festival is a wonderful annual community celebration. The generosity of local businesses and the City of Sherwood make the Winter Festival possible. The Winter Festival takes place the first Saturday of December every year. Click here for more info.
Troutdale Tree Lighting
December 4, 2015 | 5:45 -6:30 p.m. | West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce
First Friday starts in the late afternoon with the Troutdale Tree Lighting at 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm. Click here for more info.
West Linn Community Tree Lighting
November 20, 2015 | 6 p.m. | West Linn City Hall and Cascade Summit Town Square
Usher in the holidays with this free Community Tree Lighting and Celebration at West Linn City Hall, Friday, November 20 with outdoor entertainment by the Corner Church Kid’s Choir, drinks and sweets from Starbucks and a kid’s activities. Don’t miss the arrival of Santa atop an antique fire engine with the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crew at 6:15 pm! Click here for more info.
Vancouver Tree Lighting
November 27, 2015 | 5:15 p.m. | Esther Short Park
Be there when thousands of lights come alive on Vancouver’s community tree in Esther Short Park. Santa will be there!Enjoy Music by Vancouver Pops Orchestra Concert @ Vanouver Hilton. Click here for more info.
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