Starfest Celebration’s animated light display sparkles near Redmond, OR

Featured image: An animated Starlight Celebration light display at Eagle Creek Resort in Redmond, Oregon (photo credit: Eagle Creek Resort) Walk, drive, or ride a horse-drawn wagon through the animated holiday light display at the Starfest Celebration at Eagle Creek Resort. The annual event runs from the day after Thanksgiving until the Saturday before Christmas. … Continue reading Starfest Celebration’s animated light display sparkles near Redmond, OR

Winter Paddle Parade lights the holiday spirit in Bend

Featured image: Spectators on the Flag Bridge watch paddlers float the Deschutes River during the Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade in Bend, Oregon (photo credit: Old Mill District) It's an annual celebration that gets the entire town of Bend, Oregon, in the holiday spirit. On the second Friday in December, more than 1,000 paddlers gather … Continue reading Winter Paddle Parade lights the holiday spirit in Bend

Oregon’s newest holiday market appeals to food lovers

Featured image by juju, courtesy pixabay Find treats for everyone on your gift list while supporting some of Oregon's finest food, beverage, and craft entrepreneurs at the newest holiday market in Portland. Many items aren't sold anywhere else! Eat Oregon Now sponsors this Holiday Marketplace at the Leftbank Annex on Saturday, December 8, from 10 … Continue reading Oregon’s newest holiday market appeals to food lovers

It’s party time for everyone at the world’s largest blanket fort in Portland

Featured image: A three-dimensional model of the World's Largest Blanket Fort by Rumpl and Murderboat Productions On Saturday, December 8, Exhibition Hall E at the Oregon Convention Center turns into the largest blanket fort in the world. The 7,000-square-foot fort is a series of four geodesic domes connected by tunnels, hidden rooms, and unique themes. … Continue reading It’s party time for everyone at the world’s largest blanket fort in Portland

Five Nights of Krampus in Portland not the typical holiday photo shoot

Featured image credit: Michael Gary Photography Portland prides itself in being weird, and the holidays are no exception. So, what better place than Rip City to get your holiday photos taken with someone other than Santa? How about Krampus? Who? For those who don't know what a Krampus is, it's actually a creature from central … Continue reading Five Nights of Krampus in Portland not the typical holiday photo shoot

Jazzy Nutcracker swinging into Vancouver, WA

Featured image by herbert2512, courtesy Pixabay The jazz band, dance, and vocal students from the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics are celebrating the holidays with the Jazzy Nutcracker. Three swinging, toe-tapping performances are scheduled at the school's Durst Theater on: Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at 2 and 7 p.m. … Continue reading Jazzy Nutcracker swinging into Vancouver, WA

Singing Christmas Tree hosts six December performances in Ridgefield, WA

Featured image by geralt, courtesy pixabay On five evenings in December, the Singing Christmas Tree returns to the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene for six performances. The one-hour, fifteen-minute concert includes traditional holiday music and carols from the 75-member Singing Christmas Tree choir and kids sharing the story of Jesus' birth. The 2018 performances are … Continue reading Singing Christmas Tree hosts six December performances in Ridgefield, WA

Free trees at Christmas in the Park in downtown Vancouver, WA

Featured image by Gellinger, courtesy pixabay Still looking for a Christmas tree? Get one for free tonight, December 7, at the annual Christmas in the Park at Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia Streets in downtown Vancouver. This year, Activate Church is giving away 300 trees starting at 6 p.m. Other activities include pictures … Continue reading Free trees at Christmas in the Park in downtown Vancouver, WA