There are so many fun holiday events and activities, in and around the area, you and your family will have a difficult time choosing! Let’s explore some of the family holiday events and activities perfect to get everyone in a merry holiday spirit.
Holiday Shopping Fun For All
At the Portland Expo Center, you and your family will find the famously named America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar open weekends through December 8, 2019. With the promise of more than 500 booths of handcrafted items and 500 booths of commercial holiday products, your family will enjoy exploring and finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday gift giving list. While there, take time to visit Santa’s Village, ride the carousel, and take a picture with everyone’s favorite – Santa!
Geek the Halls 2019 offers another unique holiday shopping experience. Billed as the original Portland nerdy craft fair, this year’s 10th annual event features 80 incredible crafters/artists and promises to help you find the ideal gift for the geeky loved ones on your list. Geek the Halls 2019 is free and open December 14 and 15, 2019 at the DoubleTree Exhibit Hall.
Winter Wonderlands and Holiday Lights
Billed as the Pacific Northwest’s “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi” this year’s Safeway Winter Wonderland is open until January 4, 2020. The 27th annual event is powered by Advantis Credit Union with all proceeds benefiting Sunshine Division, the local nonprofit which provides food and clothing to families and individuals in need. Your family will enjoy the shimmering drive through, featuring more than 250 lighted and animated scenes of the Safeway Winter Wonderland – an event likely to become a Holiday tradition for your family.
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is also ready to inspire the spirit of the season! The event promises the “sights, sounds, and sensations of the season at the largest Christmas choral festival in the world”. The festival is held nightly through December 30, 2019 and benefits Snow-Cap East county Food Bank. In the Grotto’s chapel are five indoor concerts each evening, while the plaza area offers outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and a live petting zoo for added family fun!
Holiday Shows to Enjoy
The Sellwood Playhouse Community Theater presents a holiday tradition not to be missed with Scrooge: The Musical through December 15, 2019. If timeless classics are your family favorites, you won’t want to miss the Portland Playhouse production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol complete with all your favorite characters – Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
For something completely different, try the Music of Phish for Kids: Holiday Celebration on December 14, 2019 at the Crystal Ballroom. Kids and parents alike will enjoy moving, playing, and singing as they “listen to works from the classic rock canon”.
All Aboard The Hood River Train to Christmas Town (through December 29, 2019)! The entire family will enjoy the picturesque 70-minute ride along the Columbia River while sipping hot cocoa and munching on cookies while you await a visit from Santa!
Another amazing train ride awaits you on the Holiday Express running along the Willamette River with Santa on board through December 15, 2019.
Jump into the Holiday Spirit
Get active this holiday season when you and your family Jump into the spirit! The Kids Court, Kids Adventureland, Sky High Hoops, Sky High Dodgeball, the Super Size Jump Bag, the Arcade, Klime Wallz, and the Freestyle Courts are ready to help you make memories at Sky High Sports!
This holiday season Sky High Sports Gift Cards will save you time, money, and will be a High Flying Success with the entire family! Receive an extra $10 on your gift card for every $50 you purchase – the Sky is the limit with this deal!
Note: Gift cards cannot be used on the same date of purchase. Only valid for return visits.
For our hours of operation and special hours, visit https://por.skyhighsports.com/hours-directions/.
Location: 11131 Southwest Greenburg Rd. Tigard, OR 97223