Christmas in Oregon
in the Pacific Northwest can bring snow in the mountains or heavy
rains on the coast, but wherever you are in Oregon you're guaranteed
a bright forecast during the holidays.
what's going on around the Beaver State with this year's schedule
of parades, tree lightings, and family entertainment, featuring
tons o' Christmas fun beginning in Portland ....
DID YOU KNOW? Oregon Christmas fun facts
Winter Wonderland, the biggest
show in the Northwest.
• Hosted by Portland International Raceway is the largest light show in the Northwest. Winter Wonderland is where you can get on the fast track to Christmas fun with a car ride on the famous raceway decorated with more than 250 colorful light displays including 40 animated holiday scenes.
• Have fun building your own gingerbread house at the "Gingerbread Construction Zone" held each year in Silverton OR at the Gordon House, the only home in Oregon designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
• Every year, Oregon is the state that harvests more Christmas trees than any other with 5.2 million, followed by North Carolina (3.5 million), Michigan (3 million), Pennsylvania (2.3 million) and Washington (1.5 million).
More information about Christmas in Oregon around the Web:
Zoo Zoolights - Kid-friendly fun in Portland at the annual
holiday light spectacular with almost a million lights and more
than 200 animated displays.
Ship Parade - One of Portland's oldest and most spectacular
Christmas traditions features a fleet over more than 50 lighted
boats sailing on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Check out
this year's schedule along with an historical overview and photos
from past events.
Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights - Check out breathtaking light
displays, choral and music concerts, puppet shows, animal petting
zoo, and Christmas play performances throughout the holiday season
at Pioneer Courthouse Square - Portland's public "living
room" for holiday events features the annual tree lighting, Christmas
market and the Tuba Christmas music and sing-along.
Express at the Mt. Hood Railroad - Inspired by the popular
movie, kids are invited to wear their pajamas for a special night
of Christmas magic including a visit by Santa, sing-alongs, hot
chocolate and cookies. Includes this year's ticket and schedule
Acres Park Holiday Lights - A quarter million lights in
every color of the rainbow glow on trees and pathways, plus featured
lighted sculptures and entertainment in the pavilion, and a beautifully
decorated Garden House.
Festival of Light Celebration - Lit up like a Christmas
tree for the holidays and featuring a parade, visits by Santa
and Mrs. Claus, and a winter wonderland of decorated store windows.
Christmas Tree Farms
- Where to find them throughout the state by region including
those located near Portland, Salem, Columbia and in eastern and
southwestern Oregon, with contact details, directions and related
also see in Travel -> Oregon