NOVEMBER 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Fall Release Weekend
November 2 - 4

Visit Walla Walla's wine country.  Cellar doors are open and new releases are available for tasting during Fall Release Weekend.  Come celebrate the end of harvest season with special pours, winemaker dinners, live music and more...More 

Holiday Food & Gift Festival
November 2 - 4

This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest.  With over 100 booths of exhibitors, the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight.  There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, oils & vinegars, honey, sauces and many more delights!...More

Stormy Weather Arts Festival
November 2 - 4

Each November Cannon Beach’s art community gathers to collectively celebrate diverse talents during this popular festival of the arts.  Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more. The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades, making Cannon Beach one of The Best Art Towns in America.  Transform your coastal experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art...More

Base Camp Brewing 5K Fun Run
Saturday, November 3

Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then drink beer!  Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors. Each participant receives a craft brew, and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item...More

Fresh Film Northwest
Saturday, November 3

Fresh Film Northwest is a juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia.  Now in its 42nd year, the Festival recognizes individual talent, showcases model examples of how film arts can be taught in schools, and engages all of us in helping to build the Northwest regional youth media community of 13- to 19-year-olds.  Congratulations to these young filmmakers, whose work has been selected from nearly 130 entries, and to the high schools, community organizations, and mentors who supported their efforts.  May this glimpse into the heart and spirit of the next generation be a refreshing reminder that film making is first and foremost about people encouraging each other and showing the way...More 

NW's Largest Garage & Vintage Sale
Saturday, November 3
(Southwest Washington)

This is a community sale with over 500 indoor booths, each set up and ran by its own seller. Shoppers can shop hundreds of sales in one location, including vintage, antiques, new and used items, and everything in between...More

Clark County Open Studios Tour
November 3 - 4
(Southwest Washington)

Clark County Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists open their studios to the public and share how, why and where their art is created.  This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, view diverse works and buy pieces specifically created or made available for this event...More 

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
November 3 - 4

The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest offers consumers the ability to sample tons of gluten free products prior to purchasing in your local shops as well as demo stage presentations that help you learn to cook gluten free and lectures from gluten free veterans that offer educational value.  At the door, you will receive a complimentary tote bag along with some start up goodies.  After the party is over, we will send you a summary of who you’ve met and where to go to continue your new relationships...More

21st Annual Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival 
November 3 - 4

Start your holiday shopping in Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast, at this premier, juried craft event. Six rooms and the hallways of the Yachats Commons, a refurbished, vintage elementary school, will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering a variety of unique, interesting, fun and functional gift ideas. Find an amazing selection of jewelry; agate lamps, shell art and fountains; Holiday ornaments & decor; original art coloring books, color your own calendars & Joy Sphere Treasure Balls; wood crafts including turned, Intarsia, small furniture, mosaics, cutting boards, boxes, bird houses, scroll saw puzzles & toys; hand made pens; fine art; peek-a-boo pillows; stuffed dinosaurs; metal art; leather craft; gourmet foods; soap & body products; candles; photography; Victorianna/country crafts; gourmet dog treats; mixed media art; window jewels; authors and books; fabric art including aprons, accessories and quilts; fiber art including ingenious felted clothing and hats, crocheted/knitted hats, scarves, hand loomed rugs; upcycled products; beaded dragons and so much more. Fun attractions at the Festival include craft demonstrations, free tastings of the gourmet food, massage and a wonderful holiday ambiance. This event offers a great opportunity to purchase truly unique and wonderful gifts for the holiday season directly from the artisans. Admission to this Family Friendly event is FREE with FREE parking as well...More  

Country Christmas Bazaar
November 5 - 10

This is a FREE event.  The Country Christmas Bazaar is two wonderful bazaars with gifts, crafts and home decor...More

Ashland Culinary Festival
November 8 - 11

Ashland’s thriving culinary scene has over 100 restaurants to choose from.  They'll have 12 restaurants competing in the Ashland Culinary Festival’s Chef Showdown for the Top Chef Title.  Savor local wines, food and brews while watching the Chefs compete for the 2018 Top Chef title.  In its entirety, the four-day Festival includes a Top Chef Dinner on Thursday evening, a Friday night kickoff celebration and Mixology Competition, Culinary Workshops, a Junior Chef Competition, Vendor Samplings from over 30 booths, the Top Chef Competition and activities throughout town.  It’s a Culinary weekend not to miss!...More 

Portland Metro Dealers RV Show
November 8 - 11

This is the premier RV show in the Northwest that showcases the freedom of the RV lifestyle.  They'll have hundreds of RVs, dozens of exhibitors, including all major dealers in the area.  You will see all the best models, including motor homes, easy-to-pull trailers, 5th wheels, vans, campers, tent trailers, and toy haulers from all major manufacturers.  The show offers on-the-spot financing and trade-ins.  Enter to win their FREE gas card giveaways...More  

NW Women's Comedy Festival
Friday, November 9

The 13th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival will once again take the stage at The Richard E. Wildish Theater and blow the roof off with laughter.  Thirteen hysterical women from Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and Pennsylvania will share their funny take on life with a night of stand-up comedy that won’t soon be forgotten.  Our roster includes fabulous new talent, along with women who have been taking the comedy world by storm for decades, such as Teresa Robertson-Logan, who has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey and Dana Carvey...More

Bend Ale Run 
November 9 - 10

This breathtaking half marathon & 10K course are brand new to Central Oregon.  Racers start on NW Crossing Road just north of Summit High School and head west into the new Tree Farm housing development.  Take in sweeping views of the Cascade Mountain Range including Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, North, Middle, and South Sisters, and finally Mt. Bachelor.  Upon return to the Start/Finish area back at NW Crossing all runners will be greeted with great food, cold beer and a warm tent.  You will be given your Bend Ale Run pint glass, 4 tokens, and free entry into the Bend Ale Festival...More 

Holiday Food & Gift Festival
November 9 - 11

The 29th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns November 9-11 at the Oregon Convention Center (Hall C) in downtown Portland. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest, drawing thousands of attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With hundreds & hundreds of exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, oils & vinegars, honey, sauces and many more delights!...More

OryCon
November 9 - 11

Orycon 40 is Oregon's premier science fiction and fantasy convention.  They will have special guest speakers, gaming, fan tables, art show, costume contest and much more...More

Cascadian Beer Fest
Saturday, November 10
(Southwest Washington)

All are invited to the Cascadian Beer Festival.  The event brings together twelve breweries from across the Cascadian Region to brew special beers inspired by Cascadia and brewed with ingredients from Cascadia.  This event celebrates the bounty of our region and an effort to give back to the land we love...More

Portland Book Festival
Saturday, November 10

The 2018 Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America will feature 100+ authors presenting on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops. The festival includes activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with 80+ vendors, local food trucks, and partner events all weekend long...More

Veterans Day Parade in Albany
Saturday, November 10

This is the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi.  The march goes through historic downtown Albany at 11 a.m.  Prior to the parade, join along for the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service at Timber Linn Memorial Park.  They'll also have guests speakers, laying of wreaths, 234th "Oregon's Own" Army Band, 21 Gun Salute, Echop Taps, Color Guard, and coffee...More 

Gorge Wine Weekend
November 9 - 11

Celebrate the completion of harvest of this year's vintage in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Multiple events spanning the 3-day weekend, Nov 9 - 11,  include the kickoff event Friday Night Soirée, where everyone is a VIP all weekend long — and the Sunday Morning Sparkling Brunch: a four course meal expertly paired with sparkling wines from around the region...More

Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver
Saturday, November 10
(Southwest Washington)

Honor veterans from all branches of service at The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade! The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade has been a Vancouver tradition for 32 years. Each year approximately 2,500 people from 120 groups march to honor our community’s veterans, including 45 scout troops,  200 vehicles, and 60+ animals. This year, the parade begins at the east end of Officers Row at East Reserve Street. It will head west along Evergreen Blvd, past Officers Row and Providence Academy into downtown Vancouver.  The parade will be preceded by the Veterans Day Ceremony in the Providence Academy Ballroom.  The ceremony will recognize local veterans, honor the 2018 Grand Marshals of the parade for their service to our community and our country, and feature a speech from the Reviewing Officer...More 

Eugene Comic Con
November 10 - 11

Eugene Comic Con is a pop culture celebration!  The annual event is likely you've never seen it before.  Don't miss this exciting, fun opportunity to celebrate comics, animation, gaming and more!  They'll have special guests, an Artist Alley, food carts, beer garden, Last Fan Standing, gaming tournament, animation film festival, family play zone, cosplay and more...More

Race to Remember: Veterans Day
Sunday, November 11
(Southwest Washington)

Race to Remember is proud to once again honor our past and present veterans. “Race to Remember: Veterans Day” race will start with the national anthem salute to all veterans for their service. “Race to Remember: Veterans Day” start and finish will be staged at the Fort Vancouver Way & E 5th St. in Vancouver. The Half Marathon will start at 8 a.m. with a loop around the Fort Vancouver National Trust then out to the waterfront heading east and then back with a loop around the Remembrance Wall and back to Fort Vancouver National Trust.  The 5K or 11K Route will start at 8:15 a.m. with a loop with a loop around the Fort Vancouver National Trust then out to the waterfront heading east and then back to Fort Vancouver National Trust...More 

Portland Alpine Fest
November 13 - 18

Join along for 6 days of inspiration, learning, demos, and more as you immerse yourself in the world of all things alpine.  There's ice climbing, rock climbing, mountain running, and much more.  You'll get the opportunity to hear from and learn from some of our local Pacific Northwest athletes, as well as athletes making waves on the national and international scene...More 

The Portland Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Friday, November 16

As the nation's premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 75+ artists local to Portland's unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming FREE pancakes over and over again.  A 21 and older event...More 

Hello Winter Market PNW
November 16 - 17
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event that features 30+ unique vendors, live music Friday, coffee cart Saturday, food and drinks both days, gift wrapping service and so much more.  Unique handmade vendors with home decor, apparel, furniture, baby items and more...More 

The 39th Annual "Heart of the Country Show and Sale
"November 16 - 18

Hosted by the Larch Mountain Country Artisans.  They have fine art, fine craft, folk and quality handworks for sale.  It will be held from Nov. 16 - 18 at the Glenn Otto Community Park's Sam Cox Building: 1106 E. Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale...More

Olio Nuovo Festival
November 16 - 18

Experience Italian tradition in Oregon wine country at Durant Olive Mill’s Olio Nuovo Festival.  At this celebration of freshly milled extra virgin olive oil, taste Olio Nuovo on classic bruschetta alongside Durant Vineyards estate wine.  Join along for a tour of our Olioteca (olive mill), enjoy live Italian music and experience some of Oregon’s top food producers in the Local Marketplace Tent.  Shop holiday greens and décor at our Gift Shop & Nursery. Complimentary Event, all ages welcome...More 

Vancouver Farmers Market: Harvest Market
Saturday, November 17
 (Southwest Washington) 

This is a FREE event hosted by the Vancouver Farmers Market.  Celebrate Fall with a special Harvest Market, just in time for your Thanksgiving Dinner...More

The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show 
Saturday, November 17
(Southwest Washington)


The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show replaces the annual Holiday Gift Fair at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington...This Show is a true holiday gift experience for the whole Saturday, November 17th, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else.  Repurposed, Recycled, Reused, art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyers delight.  Cost is $5, Kids 12 Under FREE. Purchase tickets at the Door...More 

Siuslaw Salmon Spawning Tour
Saturday, November 17

This informative tour will get an up close and personal view of these incredible fish at the end of their journey upstream.  Participants will learn about the habitat requirements for the fall Chinook salmon and different conservation issues affecting their success while viewing spawning activity.  Following the viewing, participants are invited to take a hike to the old growth forest.  Whittaker Creek is part of the Siuslaw River watershed that drains water from the Coast Range to the Pacific Ocean.  The creek is a designated watchable wildlife site because it provides habitat of vital importance to anadromous fish species which include coho and chinook salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout and other fish species.  Chinook and coho salmon, as well as steelhead trout can be observed in the fall and winter months spawning in the creek next to the campground...More 

Diwali: Festival of Lights in Portland
November 17 - 18

Diwali is India's biggest annual festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness. Whiskey Bar will be decorated with LED candles & there will be a variety of Indian sweets for the early birds to enjoy while supplies last.  Come dressed in vibrant, colorful costumes in the spirit of celebration. We encourage traditional attire (Indian or any other country welcome) but it's not a requirement by any means.  Whatever you wear, come prepared to dance all night long...More 

Wild Arts Festival
November 17 - 18

Hosted by the Audubon Society of Portland, this is the Northwest's premier show and sale of nature-related art and books.  Discover the work of regionally and nationally acclaimed artists and authors.  Enjoy the popular, silent auction to bid on fabulous artwork and gifts for your favorite naturalists and birdwatchers.  Join in the fast-moving sale of 6”×6” original bird-themed paintings by local artists.  The 2018 Wild Arts Festival is the perfect way to get ready for the holidays.  Join them for a festive and fun weekend!...More 

Salem on Ice
November 17 - January 20

Bring the family to enjoy seasonal outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Salem at the beautiful Riverfront Park.  Join for skating, refreshments and wonderful memories...More 

Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck
Sunday, November 18

Hosted by Northwest VEG, you are invited to their annual potluck to celebrate Thanksgiving.  They recommend that you bring a vegan dish; a card listing its ingredients; a serving utensil for it; and plates, cups, utensils and napkins for your use.  If you come by yourself, figure the amount to serve 8 - 10; increase the amount by 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family.  Northwest VEG will provide beverages...More

Oregon Bridal & Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 18

Attendees of our previous Bridal & Wedding Expos have called this one-of-a-kind event their “pre-wedding shower,” the “party before the party,” and “the best decision they ever made!”   Enjoy spectacular bridal fashion shows and live DJ and band demos take place throughout the day.  You'll see an incredible selection of vendors.  You can also enter for their cash prizes and giveaways...More  

A Pittock Mansion Christmas: Hobbies and Pastimes
November 19 - December 31

From opera to knitting to beekeeping, this year’s Pittock Mansion Christmas will highlight some familiar and not-so-familiar hobbies and pastimes.  See the Mansion in a whole new light as volunteer decorators creatively transform rooms into a hobbies and pastimes holiday extravaganza...More

ZooLights
November 21 - January 5

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival.  As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of more than million and a half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.  In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.  Little ones may want to ride the carousel, and Santa will be available at the events through December 23 for photos.  There will be local food carts, special warm drinks and live music as well...More 

Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22

Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with a four-mile fun run or walk through Washington Park, ending inside the zoo.  The Thanksgiving Day tradition, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, is an all-ages family event that raises around $25,000 each year to fund animal care and programs at the zoo.  Runners and walkers of all abilities love the 4-mile, untimed outing between the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Test Garden.  Participants finish inside the zoo, much to the delight of two-legged and four-legged mammals alike and features three fun kids' events.  The Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo is a family event that has something for everyone...More

McMinnville Night Market
Friday, November 23

You’re invited to the inaugural edition of the McMinnville Night Market. In conjunction with the McMinnville Holiday Market, this festive evening includes local craft artisans, a live concert by Portland band The Weather Machine, a wine wall to benefit the Henderson House, food trucks, drinks and more...More

Polk County Craft Festival
November 23 - 24

The Polk County Craft Festival is two buildings full of handmade items, wreaths, fudge, ornaments, Disney dress up cloths, wooden signs, cowboy art, honey, baked breads, gluten free snacks and wine barrel cabinets just to name a few items.  There are 170 tables of beautiful gift items. Come join us for a great shopping experience.  FREE admission, FREE parking and food available onsite...More 

Rockaway Beach: 2018 Holiday Gift Fair
November 23 - 24

2018 Holiday Gift Fair is coming November 23 & November 24.  There are lots of fun and unique Christmas gifts to choose from at the Holiday Gift Fair.  There will be many things for you to choose from for all of your holiday needs.  Find gifts for family and friends or treat yourself to something fun and different that you might not find anywhere else.  Choose from new or handcrafted items ranging from soaps, candles, birdhouses, hats, scarves, gloves, jewelry, clothing and much more...More

Holiday Market
November 23 - 25
(Southwest Washington) 

All are invited to shop at Holiday Market.  They'll have vendors selling arts, crafts, jewelry, gifts and treats...More 

Holidays at the Beach
November 23 - 25
(Washington State)

Holidays at the Beach offers a weekend of holiday fun. This family-friendly event features ‘The Polar Express’ movie, photos with Santa, Christmas Tree Lighting, Wreath Silent Auction, caroling, Snow Queen & Friends Show, beach ballet, Christmas Village and more...More 

11th Annual Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour
November 23 - 25
(Washington State)

If you are near the Long Beach Peninsula Thanksgiving weekend, don't miss the 11th annual Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour. On Friday and Saturday (and many on Sunday) the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of November, local makers of art and craft from Oysterville to Ilwaco will open their studios to visitors. It's a perfect event to share with friends and family, and a once a year opportunity to meet some of the locals, talk about their work and start your holiday shopping with unique handmade items...More 

Seaside Artisan Fair 
November 23 - 25

The Seaside Artisan Fair offers a cornucopia of more than 70 craftsmen featuring their fine art, crafted beverages and artisan gifts.  Santa visits daily and look for the Home Depot craft center on Sunday!  New this year on the upper mezzanine of the Seaside Convention Center is a Holiday Distributor Showcase featuring products including LuLaRoe, Avon, and Younique among many others.  Note: Due to construction there is no ADA access to the mezzanine...More

Thanksgiving Weekend Barrel Tasting
November 23 - 25
(Southwest Washington)

Hosted by the SW Washington Winery Association, they offer a three-day, barrel tasting after Thanksgiving.  All are invited to visit the wineries and sample their new releases...More 

America's Largest Christmas Bazaar
November 23 - 25 & November 30 - December 2

Held annually, you'll have a truly unique shopping experience during the holiday season.  The show takes place in two large halls at the Expo Center.  Hundreds of exhibitors will are selling juried handcrafted items in separate areas and the other half of the show consists of carefully selected, commercial items geared towards holiday shopping.  You'll see some of the hottest and most interesting things...More

The Village Green Christmas Market
November 23 - December 23

The Village Green Christmas Market is a festive holiday event in historic Cottage Grove.  Enjoy half a million Christmas lights, artisan market, festive food and drinks, live music, photos with Santa, live reindeer, and more at this charming outdoor festival!...More 

The Grotto: Christmas in the Garden
November 23 - December 31

Christmas in the Garden, presented by POWER Kia, is a charming European-inspired event featuring 1 million lights, ice skating, snowless tubing, live music, photos with Santa, fire pits, a vendor market, and more!...More

Safeway Winter Wonderland 
November 23 - December 26

Since 1993, a journey through Winter Wonderland has become a Holiday tradition for many families, friends, and social organizations to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.  Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.  Over two million visitors have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin...More 

Christmas in the Village Tree Lighting & St. Nicholas Market
Saturday, November 24
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event for the whole family that will have craft vendors, a performance by the Hough Choir, Santa on a Harley, and the beautiful tree lighting by Compass Church...More 

Mt. Hood Art Online Holiday Artisan Fair
November 24 - 25

Join Mt. Hood Art Online at this great event up at the mountain.  What a wonderful opportunity to pick up those unique and one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy a day of shopping in a warm and relaxing environment...More

Nature's Coastal Holiday
November 24 - December 26

This is the BEST Christmas Light Show on the Southern Oregon Coast.  Walk through Azalea Park lit up by over 1.4 million glittering lights.  They'll also have holiday music by carolers, a visit by Santa, and refreshments...More

Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville 
November 24 - December 26

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas.  The event is a wonderful memory making activity and a cherished tradition.  The town is decorated all in natural greenery with white lights to evoke Christmases past.  Some of the activities include a Christmas tree lighting, community caroling, Shop Small Saturday, trolley rides, holiday tours, Merchant Open House, Holiday Greens Sale, Christmas Parade and much more...More  

Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights
November 25 - January 1

Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights is an annual tradition in Douglas County, drawing 25,000 visitors per year.  Visitors can enjoy over 500,000 lights and 90 animated displays as you drive through this winter wonderland. The world’s largest nutcracker, Herr Woody Winterguard will be there to welcome you, as well as Santa Claus himself. Standing 41 feet tall, the nutcracker is made entirely of wood with a quarter horse engine powering its jaw.  Visitors are also invited to the Holiday Village in Helleck Hall for souvenirs, food and drink...More

Rogue Winterfest
November 29 - December 3

This is Josephine County's largest holiday festival.  They will have a Gala and Grand Auction, Golden Social, decorated trees, locally produced art, Culinary Christmas Classic and Silent Auction...More

Festival of Trees
November 30 - December 1

Kick off this holiday season at the 36th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees, Portland’s premier holiday event filled with fun for the whole family!  Stroll through a magical winter wonderland filled with stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local businesses, designers, florists and talented volunteers.  You can enjoy a scavenger hunt among the trees, face painting, cookie decorating and a special holiday LEGO display.  Be sure to get your photo with Santa (the most affordable in town), visit the Teddy Bear Hospital, and enjoy holiday movie madness on Friday night...More 

Vancouver Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker
November 30 - December 6
(Southwest Washington)

For many families, "The Nutcracker" is a holiday tradition that generates wonderful memories, and inspires the child in all of us.  Watch the annual production by the Vancouver Dance Theatre.  They will also be hosting a Silent Auction during all performances...More 

Christmas Ships: A Northwest Tradition
November 30 - December 20

The Christmas Ship Parade started in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club.  Bows of green with some ribbon where tied along the rails and it paraded on the rivers.  The next year the parade started to grow.  Today,  The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the Columbia and Willamette River fleets.  Things have changed from the first lone ship.  Now the displays are brightly lit and can be seen from bank to bank on each river.  The Portland tradition packs restaurants along the two rivers.  Many reservations are made a year in advance...More   



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