Portland/Metro Area Holiday Lights

    Summit Court, Clackamas Oregon  FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    “Peacock Lane for Clackamas”

    East on Sunnyside Rd., South on 122nd
    Right on  Summers, Left on Highland Lp., Left at Summit Ct.
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    Comments: 
    Wanted to let you know that I live close to an “unofficial” street that is like
    peacock lane where almost every house is fully lit up and there are lots of fun
    things on the lawn etc… It is summit court in clackamas- close to clackamas town center. It is off of
    Highland loop where I live and there are a lot of houses there that are really
    decorated too but not the concentration of them like on summit ct. This time of year
    we hear cars all evening long going up there to see them.
    Hope that is helpful
    Carolyn


    Beaverton Shilo Inn  FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    11600 SW Shilo Lane
    Beaverton, Oregon
    Cedar Hills Blvd Exit
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    Westmoreland Holiday Lights Display
    7015 SE Milwaukie, Oregon
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    Comments: 
    This is a rumored event.  I haven’t been or known anyone who has actually seen these lights.
    Email me if you verify this display’s existence!
    Kym

    Storybook Lane   FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    4288 SW Bantam Ave.
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Now – 12/25th
    Animated fairy tales for children of all ages, including “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast” and nursery rhymes. This is an outdoor display, so dress for the weather. 5:30-9 p.m. daily Dec. 15-25.
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    ~If you live in Washington County – especially in Hillsboro, Forest Grove,  I wouldn’t miss Storybook Lane in the Dilley area..  It’s probably the cutest walk-thru Christmas lights display I’ve seen in Oregon and it’s FREE!

    ~Love it, but just wanted to share it only is open on odd years 2009, 2011
    Ladybug

    Night Hawk Alarm – Christmas Lights Display  FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    16175 SE Highway 224
    Damascus, Oregon
    (503) 558-8765
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    Comments: 
    ~This is one business, but very bright, very full and fun display of Christmas lights, talking characters, etc.
    if you live in the Clackamas, Carver, Damascus, Estacada, & Boring areas it’s a quick trip and a great little “surprise” for the kids on your way home from running holiday errands.

    ~Nighthawk’s lights are awesome, I go there with my family every year. Me and my
    brother like the music and the free candy canes. It gets bigger every year! Some of
    my favorites are the snow machine and the huge Christmas tree that changes colors!
    Austen

    Lighting of Maddox Woods
    5785 River Street
    West Linn, Oregon
    Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the Woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.
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    Zoo Lights
    Oregon Zoo
    200 Lighted Animals.
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    Comments: 
    ~If you are interested in a light display without any Christian sentiment, this is it.  Lots of fun electric animals to see. The real animals are asleep, however.  – Portland Mom

    ~Amazing!   – Dawn, Beaverton Mom of 1

    ~I took my beloved Obear to the zoo. The lights WOWed us!! So spectacular.. Obear enjoyed seeing the “Big Cat” lights. We also enjoyed the hot cocoa. Bathrooms were easy to locate, although obear used the bushes 😉  SE Portland Father of One

    ~Fun, expensive.  If you plan to go to the zoo once or twice during the day in the course of the year,  I’d buy a membership before you get there.  The lines are long and after paying admission for 2 adults and a few kids, a family pass (membership) is actually cheaper if you’ll visit again – then you can go right into Zoolights with no (or small) lines!

    Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto
    Location: The Grotto at NE 85th Avenue and Sandy
    Features: petting zoo, concerts, light displays, food vendors, gift shop
    Time: Now-Dec 30. Closed Christmas 5pm-9:30pm
    Cost: $3 (ages 3-12) $7 all others
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    If Jesus in the reason for the season, then you’ll enjoy The Grotto.  Kids love the petting zoo and concerts featuring many young singing groups.     Hillsboro Mom of 3

    We loved it the lights were so wonderful, puppet show was ok, but the petting zoo was a nice range of animals. The singing, plays and hot cocoa were a real treat. Worth the money. By the way the middle bathroom has heat….        LucasPortland, SE Portland Mom of 4


    Peacock Lane – Portland’s Christmas Street!
      
    FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    Location:  Between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St. and one block east of SE 39th.
    Features: Can get crowded, but every lovely old house on the street is decorated.
    Rather than drive through,  park elsewhere and walk down the street.
    Time:  Now to December 31st
    Cost: Free
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    Comments:
    its best to park away from there or ride the bus and walk down there, but I haven’t
    been down there in about 8 years, but every time i have been down there the traffic
    has been really backed up bad, and if you walk down there (its only 2-3 blocks) you
    can take as much time looking at the lights as you want. People were usually selling
    hot chocolate and hot cider.
    J, SE Portland Parent of 1 (age 4)

    We went to Peacock Lane last year for the first time in many years, It is VERY crowded and, quite honestly, I didn’t think the light displays were all that exciting. Even my young kids were quite “ho, hum” over the whole ordeal.  If you live in the area, it’s a nice tradition to see once or twice.  I would not drive from very far to go to Peacock Lane.  The Christmas ships were much more interesting and exciting…so if you can combine a Christmas Ships viewing with Peacock Lane, it might be worth a short trip.
    Kym

    Chevron Winter Wonderland
    Location: Portland International Raceway 1-5 exit 306B
    Features: 250 displays, drive through 25 arches, 40 animated scenes
    Time:  Now – New Years Day, January 1, 2007
    Cost: $14 per car or minivan.
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    Portland Christmas Ships Parade  FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    Features: Decorated ships sailing down the Columbia and Willamette rivers
    Viewing is Free!
    See website for additional details.
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    Christmas Fantasy Trail
    19754 South Ridge Rd, Oregon City
    Features: Walk through trail, Christmas castle with various Christmas scenes, suspension bridge, tunnel, music, refreshments
    Time: Now – December 30th. Closed Christmas eve and day
    Cost: $3.50, kids under 13 $3,
    503-631-2047
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    Starkwood Neighborhood Light Display  FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    North on SE 111th St off SE Stark St.
    Features: Drive through neighborhood light display
    Cost: Free
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    Comments:
    ~12/10/09
    Just took my kids over to the Starwood light display and have to say many of the
    homes that had decorations did not have them turned on. Kids loved seeing the lights
    that were on, but would have been much more enjoyable if all decorated homes had
    their lights on.
    Anonymous NE Portland Mom. 2 kids (3 1/2, 2 years)

    ~The is another rumored light display.  I believe this area used to be called Candy Cane Lane, but I’m not
    sure they are still lighting things up.  If you have been to this light display this year.  Email Me!  
    Kym

    ~12/21/10
    I thought this was a great display. Not all the houses are lit up but some are done
    really well and its longer than peacock lane and none of the traffic makes it a greT
    choice for impatient little ones! My daughter loved it! Also no traffic means as you
    wait!
    April, SE Portland Mom 

    Queen Anne Victorian Mansion Lights
    1441 N. McClellan St. Portland
    Features: See the mansion adorned with 2.5 million
    twinkling lights, Santa and Cinnamon Bear
    Cost: $3, Kids under 10 $1.
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    Celebration of Lights FREE Christmas Family Fun!
    24232 S. Upper Highland Rd, Colton Oregon
    Features: Trains, snow village, music, angels in trees
    Cost: Free
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    ~
     Come enjoy (thousands) lights at our 21st annual holiday light display.
    This holiday tradition is our free gift to the community. Browse and
    view the “Children’s Play Land”, “The Train Village”, two outdoor movie
    theaters and a variety of colorful displays. (View) the “Human Snow
    Globe”, an enchanting environment to enjoy one of our special
    events(12/13 and 12/21)musical concerts and feel the peace of this
    season. We invite your family and friends to a concert with special
    guest Frosty the Snowman without any cost or obligation with the hope of
    making a memorable moment during this time of joy and celebration. (A
    favorite for the child in all of us).

    ~This display is 100% free and for all to enjoy. Perfect for your whole family. They
    have complimentary Refreshments and treats every night. Heated areas, movies,
    children’s toy land, and more. If you check the website they have free family
    concerts! A must for every family this time of year!
    Anonymous in Oregon City

    ~We have been going to the Celebration of Lights in Colton for years.  It is a
    magical display of millions of lights and really gets you in the holiday spirit.  It
    is totally free and worth the trip.  The folks that put on the light display are
    dedicated volunteers that do it as a gift for all to come and see.  Every year we go
    they have added something new so from year to year it is never the same.
    St. Paul, parent of 2

    Holiday Walking Tours
    Portland Area Guided Walks
    Features: Holiday Decor and Light Displays
    Check website for times and dates
    503-665-2558
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