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WEEKEND WARRIORS DECEMBER 4-6

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, December 4th
Providence Festival of Trees in NE PDX. Visit Santa for a photo opportunity, decorate cookies, make holiday crafts, visit the teddy bear hospital and check out 25 uniquely  decorated and themed Christmas trees. Friday 10:30 am- 8 pm and Saturday 9 am-5 pm. $6-$8 for admission.
 
Storybook Lane at Alpenrose Dairy in SW PDX. Visit this winter wonderland to see festive trees, live animals, model trains, old-fashioned movie showings, carolers, choirs and dance performances. Friday-Sunday. Hours vary. Admission is free. Please bring a can of food to donate to the Oregon Food Bank.
 
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Open House in Beaverton. This traditional Bavarian festival offers visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of your little ones favorite princesses. There will also be a scavenger hunt, hot cocoa, treats and the tree lighting. Friday, 4:30-7 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, December 5th
Gingerbread House Crafting at The Craft Factory in in SW PDX. Bring the whole family to create and decorate gingerbread houses, using the wide variety of provided art supplies. You can't eat the houses, but you are welcome to enjoy other gingerbread treats while you work. First three Saturdays in December, 9 am-1pm. $12. 
 
The Reindeer & The Dreidel in SE PDX. Go on a family adventure with this enchanting tale of holiday traditions told through puppetry and storytelling. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-noon. $9. 
 
Circle of Life Salmon Celebration in Vancouver. Join Columbia Springs staff and fellow nature enthusiasts to witness the spawning of the chum salmon at their last remaining spawning site on the Lower Columbia. Stay for a buffet lunch after the viewing. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, December 6th
Chanukah Menorah Workshop in NE PDX. All ages are invited to build their own Menorah while enjoying music and treats. RSVP required. Sunday, 10-11:30 am. Free!
 
Indoor Soccer Skills Clinic in Beaverton. This noncompetitive clinic will focus on basic soccer skills, gross motor movement, teamwork, sharing and respect. Open to all families with children 3-5 years old. Pre-registration required. Sunday, 5-5:35 pm. Free!
 

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

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.

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