Weekend Warriors: November 28-30
Friday, November 28th
Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Portland. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, hundreds of costumed characters, and more. Free. Friday 9-10am.
Penny's Puppet Productions in NE PDX. Join this beloved Portland puppeteer for a presentation of The Sharing Carrot. $5/person. Friday 10-11:30am.
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express Train Rides Begin in SE PDX. Join Santa and his elves for a magical ride in a steam locomotive through Oaks Bottom. $12.50-$19. $5 speeder rides will also be available. See website for times and to order tickets.
The Portland Ballet's Tales from Mother Goose & The Enchanted Toyshop in SW PDX. These two ballets will be accompanied by the Portland State University Orchestra. $5-35. Friday at 1pm and 5pm and throughout the weekend.
Portland Downtown Tree Lighting. This year's event will feature a holiday sing-along with members of Pink Martini and Oregon's Own 234th Army Band. Free. Friday 5:30-6:30pm.
Saturday, November 29th
Terrarium Ornament and Holiday Wreath Making in SE PDX. Stop in for DIY holiday fun. Ornaments are $10 each; wreaths and swag $20. Come by Saturday any time between 10am and 6pm.
Toddler Storytime at the End of the Oregon Trail. Bring the kiddos to a free storytime at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then stay to explore the Center. Storytime is free; regular admission rates apply for the museum. Free. Saturday 10:30-11am.
Silly Saturday with Miss Jeanie in SE PDX. Join this local children's librarian and musician for a morning of songs, fingerplay, rhymes, books, and puppets. Donations welcome. Saturday 10:45-11:30am.
Saturday Crafts in Milwaukie. Drop in for a fun, free fall craft. Best for ages 5 and up. Saturday 2-3pm.
Sunday, November 30th
Children Holiday Activities in Tigard. Join Between the Lines for an afternoon of free children's activities, including Elf on the Shelf storytime, crafts, and carolers. Free. Sunday 12:30-3:30pm.
Family Open Studio in SE PDX. Media offered includes drawing, collage, paint, and various mixed media. $20 for 2 family members for 2 hours. Sunday 1-3pm.
Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization