What would the holidays in Portland be without ZooLights? With more than a million and a half lights it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Buy tickets online before you go so there’s no waiting. Take the train, snack at the food carts, visit the carousel, and take pictures with Santa, all the while visiting the beasties that we love!
When: Nov. 24-Jan. 7 (except Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1-4), 5-9 p.m. (8 p.m. on Value Nights).
Where: 4001 S.W. Canyon Rd
Cost (regular/Value Nights): $14.95/$9.95 adults (12-64), $12.95/$7.95 seniors (65+) and $9.95/$4.95 youth (3-11), 2 and under free. Ride TriMet to Zoolights and show proof of a TriMet fare for a $5 discount ($1.50 on Value Nights). oregonzoo.org/visit/zoolights
Victorian Belle: The Miracle of a Million Lights
December at Victorian Belle is The Miracle of a Million Lights. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas Wonderland! Tour historic Victorian Belle, decorated with more than twenty Christmas trees, take a picture with Santa, roast marshmallows with Rudolph, and meet the resident bunnies and turtles.
When: December 9-23, 6 pm-10 pm nightly.
Where: 1441 McClellan St.
Cost: $8 adults, $5 seniors and $4 children ages 4-17, free under 3. Bring in a canned food item for $1 off.
Christmas in the Garden
Holiday market, ice skating, photos with Santa, fire pits 600,000 lights and live music each night.
When: Nov. 24-Dec. 3
(closed some weekdays, Dec. 24 & 25)
Where: 879 W Main St, Silverton
Cost: Pricing varies,
averaging $10 per person
Portland’s premier residential Christmas lights never fail to impress. Please be respectful of the neighbors.
When: 6 pm-11 pm Dec. 15-31. Pedestrian only Dec. 15-17.
Where: SE Peacock Lane between
Stark & Belmont
Grotto Festival of Lights
The largest choral festival in the world, carolers, puppet shows, and live animals.
When: 5pm-9:30 pm, Nov. 24-Dec. 30. Closed Christmas.
Where: 8840 NE Skidmore St.
Cost: $11 for adults, $10 for seniors.
$6 ages 3-12, free ages 0-2.
Christmas Fantasy Trail
Fantasy Trail with thousands of lights,
Christmas scenes, a tunnel, maze,
crooked house, suspension bridge.
When: 6pm-9pm. Dec. 2-30,
Closed Dec. 24 & 25.
Where: 19754 South Ridge, Oregon City.
Cost: $6 adult, $5 ages 12 & under (cash only)
Holiday Express Train
Ride along the Willamette River from Oaks Park on an old Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation train.
When: Varies, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17;
Where: 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way
Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 festively-decorated boats between the Columbia and Willamette rivers.
When: Check the website
Where: Check the website