If you’re looking for things to do to over this long, holiday weekend (assuming you’re not too stuffed to move!) here’s a few events to get you moving, grooving and shopping!
November 23-25th – Christmas Bazaar
November 23-25th – Nat King Cole Christmas
Christmas fans and jazz music fans alike understand the significance of Nat King Cole during the holiday season. Hailed as one of the best and most influential pianists of the swing era, his album “The Magic of Christmas” was at one time the best-selling Christmas album and remains extremely popular even today during this time of year. An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas
features Chicago sensation, Evan Tyrone Martin, singing and telling stories about the music legend at the Winningstad Theatre
November 23rd – Christmas Tree Lighting
If you have never been a part of Portland’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, you should stop by this year and experience the magic. Thousands of Portlanders gather together at Pioneer Square to celebrate the lighting of the spectacular 75′ Douglas-fir tree and sing songs curated by Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale, with members of Pink Martini and friends. A big tree, over 14,000 colorful lights and Portland’s largest community sing-a-long, all for free? Why wouldn’t you go?!
November 23-25th – Christmas at Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion is one of Portland’s most well-known historic house museums, with it’s panoramic views of Portland, the Willamette River, and the distant Cascade Mountains. Now you can stroll through Pittock Mansion during A Very Portland Christmas, and see the Mansion creatively transformed into a hobbies and pastimes holiday extravaganza. The mansion is decorated for the holidays by professional designers and volunteers to highlight some familiar and not-so-familiar avocations such as opera, knitting and beekeeping! Admission is reasonable and children six and under get in for free.