Thru Dec 24 | Portland Saturday Market
Waterfront Park & Ankeny Plaza
Market Hours: Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11am - 4:30pm
Portland Saturday Market Mission Statement: “The mission of the Portland Saturday Market is to provide an environment that encourages the economic and artistic growth of emerging and accomplished artisans. Central to this mission shall be to operate a marketplace. That marketplace, and other market programs, shall honor craftsmanship, design innovation, marketing ethics, and authenticity of product.”
Dec 1–Jan 4 | Zoolights | Oregon Zoo
Celebrate the holiday season amid the sparkling lights.
Every holiday season, the Oregon Zoo transforms into a sparkling wonderland of more than a million LED lights. ZooLights is bigger than ever this year, with an immersive, continuous loop drawing visitors through the zoo to discover new features like the tunnels of light near the Africa Rainforest.
Dec 1–24 | Twist Your Dickens | Portland Center Stage
A complete send-up of the holiday classic...
Fully festooned with the improvisational genius behind the legendary comedy troupe The Second City. Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches with anachronistic characters, uproarious improv and an ever-changing stable of drop-in local celebrity guests.
Dec 13–14 | Super Colosssal Holiday Sale | Oregon Convention Center | Exhibit Hall D
It’s a crafty wonderland!
Make sure your calendars are marked for the Super Colossal Holiday Sale!! It is the holiday shopping event not to be missed, with over 250 artists and crafters selling their own work!!!
Dec 3–7 | Holiday Ale Festival | Pioneer Courthouse Square
To the beer lovers of Portland and beyond!
Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warn and dry under a large clear top tent allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region’s largest decorated Christmas trees. The 18th Annual Holiday Ale Festival featuring 50+ big, craft beers at one winter event. Expect to sample carefully crafted winter ales from 10 Barrel Brewing Co, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Burnside Brewing Co and more!
Dec 1–30 | Festival of Lights | The Grotto
Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season.
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme “Angels on High” reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.
Dec 13–27 | The Nutcracker | Keller Auditorium
An unforgettable holiday experience... treasured family memories that will last a lifetime.
Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected heroes into a land filled with dazzling confections, and the dancers of OBT shine in seventeen thrilling, joy-filled performances. This year, OBT is delighted to offer three shows after Christmas to make it even easier to share the magic of the Nutcracker with all your friends and family.