Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: December 9-11, 2022

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PORTLAND:  

PDX POP SHOPS
The pop-up shops are back this holiday season, turning Portland’s vacant retail space into temporary destinations for local designers and artists to “set up shop” Downtown.  


PORTLAND BAZAAR
The Portland Bazaar is the city’s finest holiday gift showcase and sale. Started in 2011, their mission is to create an exciting event to highlight the skilled artists, makers and small businesses of Portland.


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


SILVERTON CHRISTMAS MARKET
Head for the awe-inspiring light display and market at the Oregon Garden Resort. The Silverton Christmas Market offers a joyous and magical holiday experience for all ages.


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.


VANCOUVER:   

THE NUTCRACKER
Vancouver’s favorite production of The Nutcracker has finally returned. Including 75+ local dancers, this yearly holiday treat is sure to entertain the whole family.


SANTACON
SantaCon is back in downtown Vancouver. Go dressed in your best full Santa getup! Can you picture the sea of red and white suits?


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


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


THE COAST: 

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!


DOG STORY TIME
The Garibaldi Branch Library will be hosting a special Read to a Dog Storytime event with activities and treats for kids of all ages.


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!


SIP & SHOP
Join downtown merchants for a special evening event “Sip and Shop”! Each of the businesses participating will be sharing tastes of their favorite beverages and hosting a variety of sales and special offers.


CENTRAL OREGON:

LA PINE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Head to the La Pine Community Center for the biggest Christmas Bazaar in South County! There will be crafters, local food items, La Pine souvenirs and more.


HOLIDAY LIGHTS PADDLE PARADE
Every winter, Central Oregon’s most dedicated and festive paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights for a paddle around the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District.


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


HOLIDAY AT THE POPS
Bend Pops Orchestra brings the sounds of the season to you with a free holiday concert! Take a break from your hectic holiday preparations and treat yourself to Bend Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Concert.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

BULLET TRAIN
Five assassins board a Japanese bullet train bound for Kyoto and come to discover that their seemingly separate missions are mysteriously linked. (Netflix)


CHRISTMAS AT THE DRIVE IN
A property lawyer finds romance during the holidays while trying to save her town’s local drive-in from closing down. (Hulu)


PENTATONIX AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Pentatonix is struggling to find inspiration for their annual holiday album; with the help of some Disney magic, they’re soon on tour around the world, discovering holiday traditions and inspiration from Pentatonix fans all around the globe. (Disney+)

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