Pacific NW Christmas Events: SW Washington & Western Oregon edition

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on November 2, 2011

Jen from Thrifty NW Mom, Karrie from Happy Money Saver 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 Happy Money Saver for a list of Eastern Washington and Central and Eastern Oregon events.



Check out Coupon Savvy’s list of holiday bazaars in Longview and surrounding areas here.





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

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Daryl Hurd December 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

We have a holiday light show that spans three yards near the old Evergreen Airport.
This will be our 2nd year of doing an animated Christmas light display. We have expanded into our neighbor’s yard and grown almost three times in size.
While we have all the same songs as last year, with all the additions, it is a whole new show. You can check out some of last years show at Watching the videos really does not do it justice..
Address is:
14000 NE 9th Street
Vancouver, Wa

Show times are 4pm-10pm until at least Jan 1st.


Pat B October 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

5th annual Fall Craft Fair – Nov 16, 2013 – Sat 10am to 7pm
St John Apostle Parish Center, 5th & Center, Oregon City
No admission charge, Building is handicap accessible.
Tables of crafts exhibitors from the community.
Handmade Gifts & Crafts, Jewelry,
Woodwork, Candles, Home & Kitchen
Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Anericas, Court St Anne #1089.


Rebekah October 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Any way to add:
Homemade Holiday Bazaar
Open Bible Learning Center
1605 N College Street
Newberg, OR 97132
Dec 7, 9am-4pm!/oblcbazaar/events


Kim Huey September 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

4rd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 8 & 10, 2012. 10 am – 4 pm.
Calling All Vendors. Come join us!
Bigger than Ever. New Hall more booths.

Catch the Holiday Spirit. Enjoy shopping our huge selection of unique items. Crafts, Gifts, Collectibles, Antiques, Decorations.
Home-based Business displays. Loaded gift Baskets.
Bake Sale. Gourmet Chocolate. Cotton Candy and more.
Door Prizes.
Free Lunch for all Vendors.
Fun for everyone!

Benefit Fundraiser for Church Fellowship Hall and Junior High Wing.
Gladstone Park Seventh-day Adventist Church – 8378 Cason Rd., Gladstone, Oregon 97027.
More info: 503-655-2614 or For Application and Rule


Kim Huey October 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

Correction: This event’s date is 11-8-2013 & 11-10-2013


Megan October 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Hi, I was wondering if you are going to put a list like this together for this year? If you are I would love for you to add one that my son’s school is doing again this year in Salem. here is the info Crosshill Christian School Holiday Bazaar Nov 16 (3-5) & Nov 17 (9-4). Here is the FB page and blog. Thanks!


TracieLyn September 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

Here’s a great Fall event in Oregon City.

Oregon City – Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 27, 2012. St. John’s the Apostle Catholic Church, in the Parish Center on 5th street and Center. There is no admission charge, and the building is handicapped accessible. There will be tables of craft exhibitors from the community. Come walk the event to find that one special handmade gift.


Mary September 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Our website!


Mary September 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

How can we get our holiday show listed? We are a non profit group that has given back over a quarter of a million dollars to the surrounding communities.
The Christmas Greens Show & Holiday Market is the oldest running holiday show in the Willamette Valley. For 44 years it has been a holiday tradition. Offering holiday shoppers works of arts, quality crafts and gifts by local and regional artists and craftsmen. November 30, Dec 1 & 2. Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, Oregon


Kate September 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm
Stephanie December 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

These are some great ideas…does anyone know where there might be a “live nativity” within an hour drive of Portland?


Jessica November 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I would love a list for Eastern Oregon and SE Washington…or even a blog that is in the know about these things in my area!


Emily November 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Head over to Happy Money Saver’s list. The link is at the top of the page.


Bethany November 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Portland Christian Center puts on an amazing, huge, professional quality concert each year. Totally free, but you have to reserve tickets. There are ten performances over two weekends, so you’re bound to find one that fits your schedule.

This isn’t the church we go to, but it’s definitely one of the highlights of the Christmas season for our family. :)


Grace November 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

This list is GREAT. I know I’m asking a lot, but you can always say, “no.” Is there any way you could sort these by date (current at top, New Year’s at bottom) and re-post? That way we can refer to it the whole season and still see what’s left to do. Just an idea.


heidi November 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

silver falls state park Christmas Festival Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2011
music, snacks, free crafts for the kids in a beautiful surrounding. what more could you ask for?


Angela B November 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

6th annual St. Patrick’s Holiday Craft Bazaar, 498 NW 9th Ave, Canby, OR
Nov 12th 9-4pm and Nov 13th 9-2pm. We house 25+ Vendors staying true to homemade gifts, decor and foods. Not one to miss! Same weekend as the bazaar at the Canby Fairgrounds, easy to make a day of bazaars in Canby this weekend as there are several more.


Christin November 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

I will be a vendor at the Holiday Market Place at New Hope in Happy Valley/ Clackamas. Be on the look out for ‘C and S Creations’ ~ a fellow couponer! And check out our website at:


jackie November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

There is also Check ’em off green in Vancouver on November 12 and the Marshall Center.


Rachel G. November 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

Saturday December 3rd from 10am-4pm at Highland Community Church on 182nd and Powell in Portland, they are having a Christmas Bazaar featuring crafts and handmade items.


Kim O. November 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

Katie’s Kause for Cystic Fibrosis is hosting it’s 2nd Annual Shop for a Kause inside Jantzen Beach Supercenter in The Park Room on Saturday November 19th from 10am-6pm. A portion of the proceeds from each vendor will be donated to Katie’s Kause for Cystic Fibrosis, an Oregon non-profit supporting children with cystic fibrosis and their familes in Oregon & Washington. Kick start your holiday shopping with us and your purchases directly benefit children in your local community!


Emily G. November 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

In Keizer, there is a drive through Christmas light display that is free. Here is a link:

We took our kids 4 different nights last year. One of the times we brought the wagon and walked it. They really enjoy it, and best of all, it’s FREE!


Brenda November 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love this list! Shore Acres in Coos Bay has gorgeous Christmas lights in the gardens and the caretaker house is always open for cookies and cider!….


Jamie K. November 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

I volunteer for Second Chance Companions – Animeals and we are having a Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 6th 9am-2pm at Cascade Park Animal Hospital in Vancouver, WA. All the funds go towards the Animeals program.

Thank you!


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