Pacific Northwest Christmas Family Fun Guide

by Angela Davis on November 4, 2015

Pacific Northwest Christmas Family Fun Guide -- An epic list of all types of Christmas events and activities in the Washington & Oregon.

Pacific Northwest Christmas Family Fun Guide

Ready for some fun this Christmas season? Jen from Thrifty NW Mom, Melody from This Beautiful Frugal Life and I have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive list of Christmas Family Fun in the Pacific Northwest. In this post, I have listed Christmas events, kid-friendly outings, bazaars & craft fairs, and concerts in Western Oregon and SW Washington.

Head to Thrifty NW Mom for a list of Puget Sound events and This Beautiful Frugal Life for a list of Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon events.








Leave a comment! What are your favorite holiday events and family outings in SW Washington & Western and Southern Oregon?

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Teri November 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

The link for Santa on the bricks goes to Lakewood theater. Also, Santa on the bricks is not there this year. They are only at cedar Hills crossing.
In case your looking for Santa Phil or tom


Tiffany November 24, 2014 at 8:29 pm

The Dalles, OR is having our 25th annual Starlight Parade on Nov.28th at 6pm. Following the parade is our Community Tree Lighting Celebration at 7:30. We will have cocoa, cookies, Santa and Characters from Disney’s Frozen! Come out and join us!


Cheryl Clayton November 5, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Just Between Friends
HUGE Holiday Bazaar / Toy Sale in Mill Creek
November 21 – 22
This is not a retail store, but rather a savings extravaganza just in time for the Holiday!! Most savvy shoppers have come to rely on Just Between Friends for their 2x / year Kids and Maternity Consignment Events where local moms come together and sell their new and gently-used children’s items to sell. Shoppers can then browse and purchase these items at great savings, usually far below retail prices—often 30-90% off!
This Sale is all about Gifts for the entire family! Toys, Books, Games, Puzzles, Movies, Holiday Decor and more! The list of items goes on and on….. and so do the Savings!
We are also partnering with many local Vendors to showcase their products and services. Companies such as: Frances Grace Salon, M.E. Photography, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Usborne Books, Smith Brothers Farms, Paparazzi $5 Jewelry, Tupperware, Miche and more.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – this is a Sale you don’t want to miss!
November 21 and 22, 2014
Gold Creek Church – Mill Creek (4326 148TH St. SE, Mill Creek)
Friday, 11/21: 9am – 7pm $2 admission
Saturday, 11/22: 8am – 3pm (most items 50% off from 12noon – 3pm)


Stefanie November 3, 2014 at 9:16 am

For those of us with an EBT card (for SNAP benefits/ “food stamps”), many organizations offer tickets (year round) for just $5 each and you can usually buy 2 tickets for each event per person with an EBT card. From this list, I know Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Portland Baroque Orchestra offer this. See this website for more (or check out each org’s website under ticket information):


Jen November 7, 2013 at 7:04 am

We also enjoy the free lights, displays, and hot chocolate and cookies at the Aspen Meadows ‘Celebration of Lights’, in Colton, OR. We go every year – it’s a tradition! They always have a different theme and displays each year. They have a kids’ candy cane lane, a big walk in “snow globe”, live music, and an old fashioned miniature train village. It’s way out in the middle of nowhere, but soooo worth it!
Another tradition for my family – The Festival of the Nativities in Vancouver, WA. This even is also free, and is a great way to focus on the “true reason for the season”. They have hundreds of nativities from all around the world, concerts, live nativity scenes, and a great kids’ room with crafts and activities, like a station where kids can dress up in nativity costumes and take their picture in a stable scene.


HollyG November 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

The Oregon City High School Band Program is also hosting a Michael Allen Harrison concert on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00pm. The tickets are $25.00 at the door or $20.00 if ordered in advance. Information is available at


Julie Ellis November 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

A must-do free event that is only every other year is Storybook Lane south of Forest grove in Dilley. It’s a family run event every other year on the odd year. A must do this year. It’s been going on for many, many decades. You will be very impressed!!! :-) Visit their Facebook page for more details.


Jill November 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

If you do a follow up for Christmas events, Alpenrose dairy has Christmas in Dairyville on their 2013 calendar. I have not contacted them to verify, but it is a free, fun event for the family!


Jan November 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

Please add the Shore Acres State Park Holiday Lights in Coos Bay to the Oregon Coast list. The lights are free, but there is a $5 parking permit required if you don’t have a pass or campground receipt.


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