Events in the Portland Area

Home to an assortment of sensational local happenings, the city of Portland plays host to some of Oregon's premier events each year. Suitably positioned in the center of the city's flourishing metro area, near fantastic restaurants and bars, and a stone's throw from the bustling Lloyd District, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland hotel provides ideal lodging to enjoy all of the city's events and entertainment. Whatever the occasion, be it a Blazer's game at the Moda Center or a city wide festival, our sustainable hotel offers comfortable accommodations with awe-inspiring views of the Cascade Mountains and high-demand amenities for your stay in Rip City. Check back frequently to find your next Portland adventure!

Holiday Events in Portland

Get in the holiday spirit during your upcoming trip to Portland! Throughout the months of November and December, Portland transforms into a veritable winter wonderland. See the city's dazzling lights, catch a holiday performance, or enjoy the whimsy of ice skating at Christmas in the Garden. Take a look at our holiday event calendar and add some festive flare to your upcoming travels!

Winter Wonderland Portland

This Holiday season, take a drive through the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi” at Winter Wonderland Portland! From Thanksgiving through Christmas, the Portland International Raceway transforms into an epic, drive-through light show with vibrant colors and dazzling, animated displays. For a truly unique experience, head to the raceway on November 29th for the 7th Annual Bike the Lights night!

Date: November 25, 2016 to December 25, 2016
Location: Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217

Take a Ride Through a Winter Wonderland

ZooLights Portland

Take a walk on the wild side this holiday season at Oregon Zoo's annual ZooLights festival. After the sun goes down, take a spirited stroll through the zoo and enjoy a festive lights display as you see your favorite animals!

Date: November 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Location: Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Experience the Magic of ZooLights

It’s a Wonderful Life

See this holiday classic unlike you've ever seen it before! With the Oregon Repertory Singers and orchestra performing the sound track in real time, this truly unique viewing of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life guarantees to put you in the holiday spirit.

Date: December 17, 2016
Location: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

See the Classic Live

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Feel the excitement and electricity of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual performance in Portland. Wind down the holiday season with thrilling pyrotechnics and rocking renditions of your favorite holiday classics!

Date: December 30, 2016
Location: The Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct St, Portland, OR 97227

Rock Around the Christmas Tree

December Events

Green Festival

The Green Festival has over 250 exhibitors, 50 inspirational speakers, an organic food court, a sustainable beer and wine garden, a kids’ eco-fun zone, and a yoga pavilion all in an effort to promote a more sustainable lifestyle and one of the greenest cities in the nation.

Date: December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

Go Green


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