Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Events

I am always trying to find low cost, family friendly activities to do for the holidays and I ran across a few that I wanted to share.

2010 Holiday Event Guide for the Portland Metro area.  This guide has tons of activities however some are definitely not for the cost conscious.

Downtown Gresham kicks off their Spirit of Christmas Saturday evening at 6pm.  Santa Claus will be there and most merchants will be open later.  **Our family usually goes to this event and has always had a good time singing Christmas Carols, drinking hot cocoa and exploring the local merchants**

Always fun for our family too is just getting in the car, turning on a Christmas CD and driving around looking at Christmas lights.  There are several "organized" displays near by that we have gone to over the years but remember there might be some right in your own neighborhood.

Peacock Lane
Zoolights
Pittock Mansion
Portland International Raceway
The Grotto Festival of Lights (always a favorite of ours; we go every year)
Queen Anne Victorian Mansion
Christmas Ships

Around The Neighborhood:

The Paz Family on Hensley Road in Troutdale always have a HUGE display

Birdsdale neighborhood in between Division/Burnside (not too far from Gresham Civic Shopping Ctr) tends to have a lot of decorated houses

Highland Area (off 182nd/Powell)

Hope you all have a blessed and Happy Holiday Season.




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