Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  December 29-31, 2023

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PORTLAND:  

PORTLAND WINTER ICE RINK

The Portland Winter Ice Rink and Woodsy Winter Village is a family-friendly outdoor ice rink located at the west end of the Morrison Bridgehead on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon.


CHAMPAGNE BALL
This year the Champagne Ball features 16,000 square feet of good times, including beautiful ballrooms and high-energy midnight countdown productions. There’s plenty of room for reserved seating and bars, with facilities well-equipped to handle the crowd.


PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS

Come cheer on the Winterhawks, Portland’s junior ice hockey team and three-time WHL champs. Winterhawks games are a great night out for fans of all ages, whether you want to sit right by the glass or a little higher up for a full-ice view.


ZOOLIGHTS
Kids and adults agree: it wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights. Enjoy an immersive and dazzling display of millions of lights.


VANCOUVER:   

NEW YEAR’S EVE WINE & MUSIC
Join us for New Year’s Eve Wine & Music, a relaxing celebration of 2023. Lisa James is a singer-songwriter whose original music combines elements of folk, country and Americana with an unguarded twist singing love songs and covering various styles and genres of popular music


VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
The Vancouver Farmer’s Market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to more than 100 vendors. You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. 


THE COAST: 


WHALE WATCHING WEEK

People from all over come to the Oregon Coast for Whale Watching Week, where they can learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. For more than 30 years, trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast.

 
NEW YEAR 2024 BREWERS BALL
Ring in 2024 at SISU Brewing at the Times Theatre & Public House with the New Year 2024 Brewers Ball. Featuring DJ Sirioth, appetizers, champagne toast and a 2,024 balloon drop at midnight.


CENTRAL OREGON:


GLITTER GALA

Come ring in the New Year with us in style at Immersion Brewing for our annual Glitter Gala! We will be dancing the night away with live music by Quattlebaum Quartet and DJ sets by Riles and Wild Goose Chase. There will be a free champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.


BUBBLES + BEATS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Pop the cava! Join us at Bar Rio for our Bubbles + Beats New Year’s Eve Party counting down to midnight!



POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.(Netflix)


ELF
When young Buddy falls into Santa’s gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher. (Hulu)


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. (Disney+)

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