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Top 5 Portland Christmas Events

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*Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most in-person Christmas events in Portland have been canceled in 2020. Please check back with us next year, and have a happy holidays!

There’s no other city quite like Portland, and that’s especially true when it comes to the Christmas season. Our sense of community is matched only by our holiday spirit, which is why there are so many great Portland Christmas events to choose from this year.

Best Portland Christmas Events

Whether you’re into parades, live music, holiday lights, or just want to visit with Santa Claus; these Portland Christmas events are sure to be a hit.

Christmas Events in Portland

Christmas Ship Parade

This 60-year-old tradition features boats of all shapes and sizes covered in lights parading along the Willamette and Colombia Rivers. Watch from the shoreline or make reservations at a restaurant along the river to enjoy this popular event.

  • Where: Near RiverPlace Marina
  • When: Every evening from December 3 – 21, 2021
  • Price: Free
  • Event Details
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Peacock Lane Christmas Lights

The Tudor style homes of Peacock Lane have been a Christmas lights Portland destination since the 1920s, so join them this year for an incredible light display and hot cocoa.

  • Where: SE Peacock Ln, Portland, OR
  • When: December 15 – 31, 2019, 6 pm – 11 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Event Details
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Christmas Events in Gresham

Mt. Hood Pops Christmas Concert in Gresham

Join Conductor Ken Selden and the Mt. Hood Pops for a holiday celebration featuring a Christmas music sing-along and silent auction.

  • Where: Mt Hood Community College
  • When: December 7, 2021, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Price: Adults – $12, Seniors & Students – $10
  • Event Details
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Christmas Events in Tigard

Pictures with Santa

Every child deserves the chance to talk heir way back onto the nice list, so bring your little angels by the Bridgeport Village for a visit with Jolly St. Nick!

  • Where: Bridgeport Village, Tigard, OR
  • When: Daily through December 24, 2021, hours vary
  • Price: Photo packages start at $14.95
  • Event Details
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Christmas Events in Hillsboro

Lightopia – An Illuminated Journey

Enjoy some of the area’s best Christmas lights displays from the comfort and safety of your vehicle at Hillsboro’s Lightopia drive-through experience! This year’s event covers a half-mile of seasonal light vignettes that will leaved you wide-eyed and laughing. Bring the whole gang for this family-friendly holiday attraction.

  • Where: Gordon Faber Recreational Complex
  • When: Select dates throughout December
  • Price: Free
  • Event Details
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