Holiday Events

Holiday Events Guide


If you are looking for some events to take in this holiday season, here is a list of some adult and family events that are sure to add to your holiday enjoyment :

Holiday Ale Festival Begins:

Dec. 4th –thru the 8th @Pioneer Courthouse Square $30 admission.

Brewery’s throughout the region will be bringing their special winter ales, enjoy a few favorites or try a new winter ale under the tent in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square.

(Please drink responsibly and call a cab if needed)


Santa Land Diaries:

Portland Center Stage. Enjoy the play adaptation of David Sedaris’s comedy.

Tickets are going fast.


Ugly Sweater Decorating Party:

Punch Bowl Social 340 SW Morrison St

Dec 7th 11 am

Ever wonder where your grandma got those unique holiday sweaters? This is

You chance to create your own “treasure”


Christmas Ship Parade:

Begins Dec 6th thru the 21st

59th annual Portland tradition.  Come to either the Willamette or Columbia rivers to enjoy this annual event.  Visit their website for the boats schedule. This is a fun event enjoyed either at a local restaurant over looking the river, the Spaghetti Factory is a great spot for this but go early to get a river view. Or take in the action first hand and rent a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board.

Alder Creek Kayak 503-285-0464

or take a guided trip with a local outfitter.

Gorge Performance 503-246-6646

Dog Star Adventure Tours 503-427-8152


Christmas in old Europe Christmas Revels

Scottish Rite Center 1510 SW Morrison

Tickets run from $39 to $7

A great family tradition.  Join the Portland Revels for this entertaining evening of music and song.


Winter Solstice Celebration:

The Gift of Story Telling.

At University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Dec 13th from 5 to 7pm

Admission is a can of food donated to Food for Lane County


Pinterest Craft Night

If a stay at home craft night sounds more fun, than visit for a million ideas for simple to intricate holiday ideas. Whether your craft flair aligns with Santa, Jesus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Adha or Winter Solstice there is sure to be an activity that your family can enjoy together.




This is a short list of activities to enjoy this holiday season.  Visit Travel Portland for more exciting holiday activities and Portland traditions.


Happy Holidays

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