101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Portland - 2022 | Kids Out and About Portland

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Portland - 2022

 

KidsOutAndAbout is America's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 10, 2022 Photos with Santa - Washington Square
Nov 11, 2022 Santa's Arrival Celebration - Washington Square
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Santa's In Town! - Clackamas Town Center
Nov 19, 2022 Tree Lighting Event - Lloyd Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Photos with Santa - Bridgeport Village
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2022 Silent Santa - Bridgeport Village 
Nov 25, 2022 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony - Vancouver Rotary Foundation
Nov 25, 2022 38th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - Pioneer Courthouse Square
Nov 29, 2022 Bethany Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Market - Bethany Village Centre
Dec 2, 2022 Multnomah Village Holiday Gala
Dec 2, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting and Community Celebration - West Linn Parks & Recreation
Dec 3, 2022 Santa at the Red Sled Market
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Pictures with Santa and Kids Crafts! - Boring Bark and Landscape Materials
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Troutdale's Wind-er Wonderland & Tree Lighting
Dec 4, 2022 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - City of Happy Valley
Dec 10, 2022 Candy Canes & Cocoa - Juxtaposition
Dec 11, 2022 Reindeer Magic - Dennis' 7 Dees Vancouver

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Music Makes the Season: A Pittock Mansion Christmas 
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Silverton Christmas Market 2022
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Oregon Historic District Grand Holiday Tour of Homes 2022
   

 

Light Displays

Nov 19, 2022 Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 ZooLights 2022 - Oregon Zoo
Nov 25, 2022 2022 Tree Lighting Festival - Lake Oswego
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Ashland Chamber Festival of Lights 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Winter Wonderland Portland 2022
Dec 1, 2022  Lighted Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting - City of Washougal 
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 Christmas Lights on 96th Street
Dec 3, 2022 Gresham Holiday Lights Cruise - Gresham City Hall
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Lightopia: An Illuminated Journey - Gordon Faber Recreation Complex
Dec 3, 2022 Spirit of Gresham Tree Lighting - Arts Plaza
Dec 3, 2022 Umbrella Parade & Tree Lighting - City of Milwaukie
Dec 4, 2022 Troutdale Tree Lighting - Mayor's Square City Park

 

Living Nativities

Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Drive By Christmas on the Campground
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022  Nativity Lights - Neighborhood Church On Stafford Road 

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 4, 2022 Elf: The Musical - Lakewood Center for the Arts 
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 A Very Merry PDX-mas - Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Nov 26 & 27, 2022 John Clifford's The Enchanted Toyshop - The Portland Ballet
Dec 3, 2022 Santa Sing-Along at Broadway Rose - Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 A Nutcracker Tea - Northwest Dance Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® - Keller Auditorium
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 The Nightmare Before Christmas - Steps PDX
Dec 17 & 18, 2022 The Nutcracker - Classical Ballet Academy

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 26, 2022 Michael Allen Harrison's Christmas at The Reser
Nov 27, 2022 Big Horn Brass present Welcome Christmas! - Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
Dec 3, 2022 Portland Nordic Chorus Annual Christmas Concert - Nordic Northwest
Dec 3, 2022 Trim the Tree - Juxtaposition
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2022  Glory of Christmas - First United Methodist Church PDX
Dec 7, 2022 Comfort & Joy - Oregon Chorale & Oregon Symphony
Dec 10-11, 2022 Gospel Christmas - Oregon Symphony
Dec 17 & 18, 2022 Elf™ in Concert - Oregon Symphony
Dec 20, 2022 A Very Merry Christmas Concert - Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández
Dec 21, 2022 Holiday Brass - Oregon Symphony

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting mid-late Nov 2022

Holiday Experience - Frog Pond Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2022 Lee Farms Christmas Tree Season 2022

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022

Christmas Tree Season - Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 2022 Season at JTB U-Cut Christmas Trees 
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Christmas Tree Weekends - Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm 
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 2022 Season at Thorntons' Treeland
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Christmas Tree Season 2022 - Washougal River Christmas Trees 
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022  Christmas Season 2022 - Furrow Farms

 

Ice Skating

Nov 26, 2022 Skate with a Holiday Friend - Lloyd Center Ice Rink
  Lloyd Center Ice Rink
  Mountain View Ice Arena
  Winterhawks Skating Center

 

Hanukkah

Dec 4, 2022 Hanukkah Pop Up Fair - PDX Eastside Jewish Commons
Dec 4, 2022 CKA Hanukkah Bazaar - Congregation Kol Ami
Dec 19, 2022 CNS Community Chanukah Party - Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 21, 2022 Latkes and Lighting - Mittleman Jewish Community Center

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple dates starting Oct 6, 2022 Red Mitten Market 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 4, 2022 2022 Red Sled Market
Nov 6, 2022 Trinity LWML Fall Craft Sale and Quilt Raffle - Trinity Hillsboro
Nov 11 & 12, 2022 Holiday Open House - Camas Antiques
Nov 11 & 12, 2022 Nordic Vintage & Treasure Sale - Nordic Northwest
Nov 12, 2022 Trinity Artisan Fair 2022 - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Nov 17-20, 2022 Portland Holiday Market - Portland Expo Center
Nov 18-20, 2022 Larch Mountain Country Artisans 2022 - Glenn Otto Park
Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Bazaar - Beaverton High School
Nov 19 & 20, 2022 Annual Holiday Bazaar - West Linn Parks and Recreation
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Maggie Mae's Weekend Wonderland
Nov 26, 2022 The Art of Craft Holiday Market - Multnomah Arts Center
Nov 26, 2022 Harvest Market 2022 - Happy Valley Farmers Market
Nov 26, 2022 The Scandinavian Christmas Goat Market - New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society
Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Makers Market - Lee Farms
Nov 27, 2022 The Portland Bazaar at The Square - Pioneer Courthouse Square
Nov 29, 2022 Bethany Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Market - Bethany Village Centre
Dec 3, 2022 Annual Winter Market & Open House - Swallowtail Waldorf School
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 2022 Sandy Holiday Craft Bazaar 
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Troutdale Wind-er Wonderland
Dec 3 & 10, 2022 Holiday Market - Farmington Gardens
Dec 4, 2022 Hanukkah Pop Up Fair - PDX Eastside Jewish Commons
Dec 9-11, 2022 Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market
Dec 9-11, 2022 Reindeer and Kids Crafts! - Boring Bark and Landscape Materials
Dec 10 & 11, 2022 ScanFair 2022: Nordic Christmas Market
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 Portland Bazaar 2022

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 "Noon" Year's Eve - Gilbert House Children's Museum
Dec 31, 2022 All-Ages New Year's Eve Skate Party - Oaks Park
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Skate - Mountain View Ice Arena

 

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Mt. Hood Christmas Train - Mount Hood Railroad
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Storytime with Snowflake the Elf - Bridgeport Village
Nov 19, 2022 2022 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - Millennium Plaza Park
Nov 23, 2022 HTC Race Series Turkey Trot - Portland International Raceway
Nov 24, 2022 Portland Tofurky Trot 2022 - Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Holiday Cheer - Bridgeport Village
Nov 26, 2022 Snow Much Fun! - Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station Plaza
Nov 26, 2022 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition - Gresham Historical Society
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Cinnamon Bear Breakfast - Portland Spirit Cruises and Events
Nov 27, 2022 Ornament Workshop - Board & Brush Portland
Dec 1-15, 2022 Santa's Mailbox - City of Happy Valley
Dec 3, 2022 The Sherwood Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 3, 2022 Lights Out at Main St. Vintage
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas at the Park - Activate Church
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Sweater Dash - West Linn Parks & Recreation
Dec 10, 2022 Ornaments Clay Class - Scout Hall, Crown Park
Dec 10, 2022 West Linn's Annual Holiday Parade - Downtown Willamette
Dec 10, 2022 Chili Feed with Santa - Burns Feed Store
Dec 11, 2022 Holiday Vegan Night Market 2022
Dec 11, 2022 Holiday Paint Party - Lee Farms
Dec 16, 2022 Christmas Cookie Decorating! - Lacamas Lodge

 

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