Peacock Lane Portland Christmas/Holiday Lights Display | 2023 Schedule & Information

For the Residents of Southeast Portland’s Historic Peacock Lane are once again planning their legendary light displays. Lights will be illuminated December 15-31.


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From press release:
Peacock Lane
December 15-31, 2023
Car-Free Dec 15-17
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Peacock Lane
Between SE Belmont & SE Stark

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and the residents of Peacock Lane are happy to share that they will be displaying their lights from December 15th – December 31st. The residents of Portland’s beloved “Christmas Street” are excited to announce t2023 is extra special, marking the Lane’s 100th year as a cherished part of Portland!

Returning this year are pedestrian-only nights. During these evenings, the Lane will be closed to vehicle traffic, offering the public a unique opportunity to stroll and enjoy the lights up close. On December 18th, the pedestrian-only nights conclude, and vehicles can drive down the Lane. We suggest planning accordingly, as traffic may become quite heavy.

The Hot Cocoa Booth provides hot cocoa and cider to the public during the event, free of charge. While we appreciate donations to help cover certain costs, they are optional. The booth operates during the light display from December 15th to 24th, from 6-9 pm or until our cocoa and cider supplies run out.

The Peacock Lane Experience
Since 1932, each house on this little street located in Southeast Portland has been decorating for Christmas. The houses mostly Tudors are adorned with creative light displays that include nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees, and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa, Frosty, The Grinch, and a wide variety of colorful characters to bring festive joy to the holiday season for Portlanders.

Transportation and Parking
Traffic can become quite heavy in the area during the lights season.

For those seeking to avoid traffic, you can rely on Tri-Met, which has two stops conveniently located near Peacock Lane: the #15 and the #75.

Please be respectful of our neighbors when parking in the area.

Note: Do Not park in Walgreens lot; they maintain their lot for their customers only

Frequently Asked Questions

  • With vehicle traffic expected to be heavy, stick to the sidewalks, don’t attempt to walk in the street itself.
  • It’s not safe, and it’ll make the drivers turn very Grinch’y , very quickly!
  • We recommend driving through because if past years are any indication, the sidewalks will be packed with hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
  • There is no charge to see the lights. And you should not be asked for donations or anything “monetary” when on the Lane.
  • Vehicle traffic will be heavy, plan to spend some time in traffic
  • There are no public restrooms
  • There is no special parking area set up. It’s all on-street parking, and we ask that you please be considerate of our neighbors – for example, don’t block driveways even if it’s “Just for a few minutes.”
  • Walgreens will tow if you park in their lot and aren’t a customer.
  • The lights start on the 15th at 6pm. We do not light up earlier, as it would cause traffic jams almost immediately



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