Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: December 2-4, 2022

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PORTLAND:  

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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.


ZOOLIGHTS
Experience a dazzling display of more than 1.5 million lights with your family and friends at the Oregon Zoo, Zoolights!


PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET
The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks, and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central Eastside.


CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE
The Christmas Ship Parade began in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Today, the Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the Columbia and Willamette River fleets, with displays that are brightly lit and can be seen from bank to bank on each river.


SANTA ON THE FARM
Head to Trikskelee Farm for pictures with Santa and his animal helpers. Ticket price also includes the bounce house, craft, s’mores, hot cocoa, and popcorn.


WINTER WONDERLAND
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the largest Holiday Light Show west of the Mississippi, Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner.

VANCOUVER:   

CHRISTMAS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
The City of Washougal kicks off the holiday season with the Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting! During and after the parade, the city is serving complimentary cookies and hot cocoa.


CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE
View the annual Christmas Ships Parade from the Vancouver Waterfront this December!


HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS
The Hometown Holidays event includes photos with Santa, crafts & activities, entertainment, free hot cocoa, holiday shopping, art shows, and more! The tree will be lit for the evening festivities and snow will fall!


FALL FARMERS MARKET
Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from getting fresh produce and homemade trinkets this holiday season at the Fall Farmers Market!


SCANDINAVIAN HOLIDAY MARKET
Scandinavian Holiday Market with local vendors! Featuring arts, handcrafted gift items, and collectibles for sale.

THE COAST: 

LETTERS TO SANTA
Drop off your letters at one of the drop-off locations before December 15th to receive a handwritten letter back from Santa!


HOLIDAY TOUR OF LIGHTS
During the Holiday Tour of Lights, participants will pick up or download a map and begin their fun filled night of watching the beautiful seasonal lights and decorations. Once finished they can go online and vote for their favorite houses!


FESTIVAL OF TREES
Celebrate 25 years of the Festival of Trees on the North Coast. Get in the holiday spirit with a stroll through this holiday winter wonderland.


FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK
Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk is a free event that takes place in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside.

CENTRAL OREGON:

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW
Experience the magic of Sunriver Resort transformed into a holiday wonderland with our spectacular light show set to festive music. Grab a warm beverage and join them for their Holiday Light Show, happening three times a night!


FESTIVAL OF TREES
The ever popular Festival of Trees returns to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss this chance to see lots and lots of beautifully decorated trees and support a good cause!


CHRISTMAS TREE HUNT
This Christmas Tree Hunt is a fun way to explore 80 acres of land with your friends and family, searching for the perfect Natural Christmas Tree!


BEND CHRISTMAS PARADE
Bend’s most beloved event is coming this weekend! The Bend Christmas Parade has returned and ready for thousands of people to pack the streets of downtown Bend.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

WEDNESDAY
Smart, sarcastic and a little dead inside, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends-and foes- at Nevermore Academy. (Netflix)


ROSALINE
Comedic twist on “Romeo & Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo meets Juliet and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy. (Hulu)


WILLOW
Willow, the legendary sorcerer, returns in a new series set many years after the events of the original film. Willow leads a group of misfit heroes on a dangerous rescue mission through a world beyond their wildest imaginations. (Disney+)

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