Christmas Ships: Christmas Ship Parade]
4. Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree
Take your kids to see Portland’s annual Singing Christmas Tree. This choir group puts together a musical extravaganza featuring dozens of timeless Christmas classics along with a blend of contemporary music that is sure to keep you engaged and thrilled.
The performance is best known for their choirs standing on beautifully decorated Christmas tree risers. Being on such an elevated platform allows the singers to project their voices better and give you a better performance. The show will run from November 27th to the 28ths and also from December 4th to 5th.
[2021 Portland Singing Christmas Tree]
5. Unique Markets Portland Holiday Pop Up
Tis’ the season of shopping, gifts, and festive decorations! From December 4th to December 5th, there’ll be a Holiday Pop-Up event at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Rose Quarter area in Portland. Guests can shop from 140 of Portland’s local designers and brands. There will be tons of festive activities for guests of all ages, such as a photo booth, DIY gift wrapping, free samples, and more.
Enjoy the free samples in Cooper’s Hall and taste the delicious local food carts that will be on display at the event. With a VIP ticket, guests will have access to the VIP lounge with plush cushioned seas, free cocktails from Straightaway, and chocolate bars from Greater Good.
[Unique Markets Portland Holiday Pop Up]
6. Cracked Pots Holiday Pop Up Show
Are you someone who struggles with last-minute gift shopping? Mosey on down to the Cracked Pots holiday pop up to find plenty of unique gift buying opportunities. For the first three weekends of this December, guests can browse and purchase many Christmas gifts, including home decor, garden art, clothing, and jewelry designed and made by local artists from reclaimed materials.
[Cracked Pots Holiday Pop-Up Show]
7. Sugar Town Illuminated: Holiday Light Display Event
Start the holiday season with a nice holiday party for your friends and family to enjoy. From December 4th through December 10th at the World Famous Kenton Club, there will be tons of musical performances by DJs, holiday treats, and other surprises. The club will feature a large outdoor patio lounge filled with illuminated and dazzling candy-themed holiday decor and a light display.
This party will offer plenty of special seasonal and holiday drinks for purchase. Dance the night away with their highly anticipated and popular annual vintage music performed by their hosts of DJs.
[Sugar Town Illuminated]
8. Holiday Express Train
Invite your family aboard on Portland’s famous steam locomotives and join the ride with Santa Claus and his elves. This magical ride on the vintage rail cars will transport you along the beautiful Willamette River and into the heart of Portland. These special trains will run from November 26th through December 19th, and each train takes between 40 to 45 minutes round trip. Also, the train will have gift shops and concessions where there will be toys, videos, and t-shirts for sale. The interiors of the express train are decorated with ornaments, lights, and beautiful garland.
[The Holiday Express | Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation]
9. Holiday Crafternoon
Do your kids enjoy arts and crafts? Take your child to the Holiday Crafternoon workshop, where the instruction Elizabeth will help you create wonderful artistic gifts for the holidays. The workshop is made for all ages and for family members to enjoy.
Expect a variety of creative options available such as gift-wrap and card making, along with building handmade gifts for your loved ones. Let your children tap into their inner creativity and display their art. The workshop will be on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, from 11 am to 1:30 pm.