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Where Can You Find the Jolly Old Elf?

‘Tis that time of year when Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus make their annual visit to Tualatin Valley. There are plenty of opportunities to see Santa, as well as spend some time with Mrs. Claus.


Santa’s Arrival Celebration at Bridgeport Village kicks off “Santa season” Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join in for a morning of joy and laughter and holiday cheers, Watch Santa’s arrival to his Holiday gingerbread cottage at 10:30 a.m. Meet Mrs. Claus and her North Pole friends, and enjoy musical entertainment, arts and crafts and more.

Starting November 24, kids (and pets) can meet and have their pictures taken with the jolly fellow and also meet Mrs. Claus. Reservations are required for all visits with Santa ($20 deposit is required).

  • Visits with Santa: Daily, Nov. 24-Dec. 23
  • “Quiet Time” with Santa: Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet families and ease children into the experience.)
  • Pet photos with Santa: Tuesdays, Nov. 28-Dec 12, 4-7 p.m.
  • Mrs. Claus Storytime at Barnes & Noble: Wednesdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 16, 11 a.m.


Meet the “Big Guy,” have a photo taken and share your wish list with Santa and his helpers. Reservations are recommended, and if you pre-book your visit, receive a free personalized video from the North Pole and a personalized call from Santa prior to your visit.

  • Visits with Santa: Daily through Dec. 24
  • Pet photos with Santa: Monday, Nov. 27, 4-7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 4, 4-7 p.m.
  • “Sensory Santa” (autism-friendly): Dec. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Mrs. Claus Storytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 5-14, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 9, 9-10 a.m.


  • Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm: Photos with Santa, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 25-Dec. 3
  • Loch Lolly Christmas Forest: Santa Weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 25-Dec. 10
  • Sleighbells of Sherwood: Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 17, and Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 21-23 (complimentary coffee and cocoa)
  • Singing Christmas Tree: Performances Nov. 25-Dec. 3 (see website for dates and times)

Santa will also make an appearance at various tree lightings throughout Tualatin Valley.

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