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Weekend Warriors - December 25-27

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 25th
Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway in N. Portland. Recognized as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Goes throughDecember 27th. $20 and up.
Peacock Lane Holiday Lights Display in SE PDX. Visit Portland's own Christmas Street, with an entire lane decked out in thousands and thousands of lights and festive decorations. Goes through December 31st. 6-11 pm. Free!
Saturday, December 26th
Final weekend of the Cinnamon Bear Cruise in Downtown PDX. You and your child will be guests of honor on this two-hour cruise. Enjoy holiday treats while a cast of fanciful characters entertain you with storytelling, music and magic. Have your picture taken with the Cinnamon Bear himself atop his magical throne. Saturday andSunday, 10 am-noon. $30 for adults, $22 for children.
Final performances for 2015 of OBT's The Nutcracker. Twinkling lights on a magical tree, snowflakes sweeping to a faraway land, the joy and familiarity of the Sugarplum Fairy ...don't miss The Nutcracker this year. Saturdayperformances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Prices vary.
Sea of Lights at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Take a trip to the coast and see over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations as you explore the Aquarium after hours. Saturday and Sunday 5 - 9 pm. $8 or free with same day paid admission.
Sunday, December 27th
Celebrate Kwanzaa at North Portland Library. Come help celebrate "Kujichagulia," self-determination. Sunday 2-3 pm. Free!
Kick off of Winter Whale Watching Week at the Oregon Coast. Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch week so they can help others spot the whales. Trained volunteers help visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast. Sunday throughThursday. 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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