Portland is an amazing area to celebrate the holidays, with events for the whole family! Check out one (or all!) of these festive opportunities to brave the cold and embrace the spirit of the season.

Miracle of a Million Lights
December 10th-23rd
Queen Anne Victorian Mansion
The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. 
ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

Peacock Lane
December 15th-31st
Peacock Lane in SE PDX
Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty. This is a very popular Portland tradition and the crowds can get quite thick. It is wise to park several blocks away and walk, rather than drive through the area.

Winter Wonderland
November 25th-December 25th
Portland International Raceway
A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car. Tickets: $20 per car