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Holiday Lights in Portland

Places to See Holiday Decorations Around Town


Where: The Oregon Zoo, on highway 26.Get directions to the zoo.
When: November 28 - December 28 (closed December 24 + 25)
Sun-Thurs: 5-8 p.m. and Fri-Sat: 5-8:30 p.m.
How much: Adults, $10
Seniors (65 and over) $8.50
Children (3 to 11) $7
Infants 2 & under - Free
What: Nearly a million lights will decorate the zoo grounds. Your admission includes a magical train ride that the kids will love.

Peacock Lane
Where: Peacock Lane is between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St. and one block east of SE 39th.
When: December 15 - 31, 6 - 11 p.m. most nights
How much:FREE
What:Peacock Lane is a neighborhood street where the homeowners decorate in extreme ways. The homes are gorgeous and the displays are one-of-a-kind. The best way to see the lane is on foot, so park your car a few blocks away (or at Walgreens nearby) and take a leisurely walk.

Winter Wonderland
Where:Portland International Raceway, off exit 306B on I-5 in Portland
When:November 26 - December 27
Open Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except November 30 for Doggie Walk Night and December 7 for Bike Night, and December 21 & 22 for Christmas week)
What:The largest drive-through lighting display in the Northwest. FYI: This display is quite commercial and can get crowded, so be prepared
$16 per car or $18 if there are 8 or more people in the car

Take a walking tour of the lights at PIR.

Festival of Lights
Where:The Grotto, Sandy Boulevard at NE 85th Avenue
Where:11/27 – 12/30, 5 – 9:30 p.m. (closed Christmas Day)
How much:$7.50 general admission / $3 for children ages 3 - 12 / children age 2 and under free
The Grotto is a 62-acre Catholic Shrine and botanical garden. This walk-through event features a lighting display depicting Christ’s birth with more than half a million lights, holiday concerts and outdoor caroling.

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