Portland Oregon has some of the most beautiful Christmas light shows in the Pacific Northwest. Families and visitors to Portland during the holiday season are always on the look out for Christmas decorations. Here is a list of some of Portland’s most famous Christmas Light Shows.
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Zoolights begin November 27 and run through January 3rd. Portland’s zoo not only becomes a winter wonderland but actually the light shows come to life. Motion and action with Christmas lights throughout the zoo bring smiles to the faces of all visitors. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 5 to 8 pm. And Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8:30 pm. Join the festivities by riding the lighted zoo train and join in with the choral and ensemble music. While visiting the Oregon Zoo Lights visit the gift shop and purchase some memorabilia for Christmas gifts. Oregon Zoolights is closed on December 24 and 25.
Peacock lane is located just off SE 39th Street in Southeast Portland. This is a two-block area where the entire neighborhood joins in the festivities of Christmas. Decorations light up the neighborhood and hot cocoa or apple cider is usually sold at one of the corners, and there are even horse drawn carriages for those who wish to ride. Walking and driving cars (with park lights on) is just another way for visitors to join in the fun. Animated decorations and music bring this magical area of Portland to life. Lights start on December 15 from 5 to 11 pm and December 16th through 30th from 6 to 11 pm. Visit on Christmas Eve from 6 to midnight and on New Years Eve from 6 to midnight also.
8840 NE Skidmore Street
The Grotto is not only The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother but also a place of peace and prayer all year around in Portland. However during the Christmas season The Grotto becomes a magical place for the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. The Grotto is the largest choral festival in the Pacific Northwest with half a million lights. Several of Portland’s local high school choirs perform in the chapel along with carolers who visit throughout the entire Grotto. There is also a petting zoo for the little ones, food and performances throughout the entire season event. The Grotto is a must for all Portlanders and visitors from all over the world. Admission is $7.50 general admission and $3.00 for children 3-12. A gift shop at The Grotto is a must see for the visitors, with nativity sets from all over the world these can make a special gift for loved ones this year.