‘Tis the Season to be Jolly
After Thanksgiving, the Tualatin Valley lights up with holiday cheer, as we usher in this festive season. From marketplaces to rousing sing-alongs, check out these holiday events in the valley.
Santa is touching down at Broadway Rose Theatre Company November 25th to celebrate the merriest season with a lively Santa Sing-Along, complete with song, storytelling and a special gift for each child.
Broadway Rose’s holiday production this year is Your Holiday Hit Parade, a revue of beloved Christmas music of the past and present. Tap your toes along to tunes from the 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, as stranded tourists search for the Christmas spirit.
Bag&Baggage Productions brings a new twist to Charles Dickens in Charles Dickens Writes a Christmas Carol. Join Dickens in his London study on Christmas Eve as he argues, cajoles, berates, and battles with the characters themselves, all while trying to write the world’s most popular holiday tale.
For one night only, Bag&Baggage Productions presents Fake Radio: It’s a Wonderful Life, featuring Los Angeles’ hilarious improvisation comedy troupe, Fake Radio. The show transports audiences back in time by capturing the essence of an old-time-radio broadcast retelling classic stories while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized.
Enjoy the sounds of the season with holiday performances Christmas with the Trail Brand, featuring vocalists, including Rindy Ross from Portland band Quarterflash, and the annual Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert.
Find the perfect gift at these special holiday markets:
The German Holiday Market (December 2) features imported and locally crafted German gifts, including nutcrackers, advent calendars and holiday decorations. Visitors will experience German food, culture, entertainment, and visit the booths of over 30 craft and local artisan vendors.
Hillsboro Holly Days and Market is Hillsboro’s annual winter festival, complete with a marketplace featuring local artists, crafts, food and drinks, fresh winter produce, and live entertainment.
The annual Winter Village at Orenco Station Plaza features carolers, shopping, dining, activities for the kids, and the only open-air ice skating rink in the region.
For more holiday markets and events, visit the full events & festivals calendar.
The Tualatin Valley is one of the best places to spend your days shopping for friends and family. Not only does the area boast a diverse selection of shops--from artisan shops to big-box stores--there is no sales tax on anything. So, bring your list and shop away!
Why buy a holiday wreath when you can make your own? Oregon is the true evergreen state, where fir trees color the landscape green even during the winter months. Take home a bit of Oregon green with these special holiday wreath-making events in the Tualatin Valley.
Visiting for the holidays? Do you have friends and family visiting and you don't have the room? Book a Tualatin Valley hotel, where rates are affordable and parking is always free.