November 28, 2012
Celebrate the holiday season with Santa's Workshop at The Oregon Garden Friday through Sunday from 12 to 8. Visitors can hop aboard the Holiday Express and travel to the Rediscovery Forest, where they will find Santa's Workshop - complete with Santa and his live reindeer! Music, stories, photo ops, games, and crafts too. Free with garden admission - $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students 12-17, $5 ages 5-11.
The Providence Festival of Trees is this weekend at the Convention Center. Stroll through "village" streets and survey over 80,000 lights on more than 30 decorated trees. Santa, crafts, model trains, and more too. $4 kids, $6 adults. Friday from 10:30 to 4, with a special show for the 5 and under crowd from 10:30 to 12:30, and Saturday from 9 to 6.
Have you checked out a Rookie Rock class at its new location at the lovely Treehouse Boutique. Mo Phillips will be rocking out Friday at 10. $5/child.
Holiday Express gears up this weekend and the following two weekends.
Ride aboard a steam locomotive through Oaks Bottom. Santa will be on
board with candy canes. Check the website for available train
times. $11 kids ages 3-12, $17 adults.
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is hosting a FIRST Lego League tournament this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9. Watch teams construct robots out of Legos and compete. $5, which includes admission to the Space Museum.
Celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Scandinavian Christmas at ScanFair at the Memorial Coliseum. Traditional and modern arts and crafts come together at this festival, complete with a room for kids to make traditional Scandinavian crafts. $6 adults, 12 and under free. Saturday from 10 to 5, Sunday from 10 to 4.
Join Nuestro Canto in singing traditional Latino songs while learning about their meaning and origin. At the Troutdale Library on Saturday from 1 to 2. Free!
The Annual Sherwood Winter Festival is taking place on Saturday in Old Town Sherwood. The festivities begin with a community parade at 4, followed by tree lighting, music, Santa, kids activities, cookie decorating, and more fun. Free!
Discounted $2 admission to OMSI on Sunday from 9:30 to 5:30!
In honor of Elf month, create your own Picasso-inspired work of Elfin art at Green Bean Books on Sunday from 11 to 4. Free!
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.