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November December
A list of current and upcoming theatrical productions from some of our favorite theaters in Oregon
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November Events

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017
8:00am
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this 4 mile Run & Walk with Kid’s Tot Trot winds through the International Rose Gardens and the zoo.

Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost.

LOCATION:
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd,
Portland, OR

Wine Country Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

LOCATION:
Various wineries. Call for a brochure.

INFORMATION:
503-646-2985

Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

LOCATION:
NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-261-2400

Holiday Ale Festival
November 29 - December 3, 2017
Portland

The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is truly distinctive. Despite chilly temperatures and often-inclement weather outside, attendees stay warm and dry under a large clear tent that covers the venue while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

Festival highlights include on-site food; craft vendors; beer apparel and merchandise; a complimentary root beer garden for minors and designated drivers; mead tasting; and seasonal background music. Many beers specially released just for the festival, including Old Saint Chongo, Cranberry de Table and HOLLA-Day Ale

LOCATION:
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-252-9899

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December Events

ZooLights
November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Portland

Nearly one million lights turn the zoo into a winter wonderland. ZooLights is Portland's premier family holiday event, combining thousands of lights, hundreds of musical groups, a ride on the zoo's brightly lit train, a troupe of costumed animal characters, and seasonal culinary treats.

ZooLights is closed November 29 (for BrewLights) December 24-25 and January 1-4.

LOCATION:
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
503-226-1561

Holiday Ale Festival
November 29 - December 3, 2017
Portland

The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is truly distinctive. Despite chilly temperatures and often-inclement weather outside, attendees stay warm and dry under a large clear tent that covers the venue while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

Festival highlights include on-site food; craft vendors; beer apparel and merchandise; a complimentary root beer garden for minors and designated drivers; mead tasting; and seasonal background music. Many beers specially released just for the festival, including Old Saint Chongo, Cranberry de Table and HOLLA-Day Ale

LOCATION:
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-252-9899

Christmas Storybook Land
December 1-15, 2017
Albany - Willamette Valley

Experience Christmas magic when you take your family to one of the mid-valley's beloved holiday traditions: Christmas Storybookland. Walk though 85 hand-created scenes featuring characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and family movies. In addition there are two huge train displays, and a Victorian Village and Main Street. At the end of your walk, you reach the North Pole and can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is free, canned food donations are accepted here.

LOCATION:
Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Cascade Livestock Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd.
Albany, Oregon

Christmas Ship Parade
December 1-21, 2017
3:00-4:30pm
Portland/Metro

The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out every night for two weeks. Christmas Ships is an all-volunteer effort by a group of Portland area recreational boaters. They come from various yacht clubs in the local area and also a number of boaters who are not affiliated with a club.

Please check schedule for nights off. This event does not run every night.

LOCATION:
Willamette/Columbia River

Wallowa County Winterfest
December 8-9, 2017
Joseph - Eastern Oregon

Snow Sculpture Contest, Snowmobile poker run, chili contest, Snowmobile raffle drawing, Dances, SnowCross Race, Tub races, and auction and raffles.

INFORMATION:
541-271-4471

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
December 9-24, 2017
Portland

This quintessential Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score and steeped in the splendid Yuletide traditions of 19th-Century Germany, was the first in America to gain widespread popularity. Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with the rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.

LOCATION:
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay (on the corner of Clay and 3rd Ave)
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
Ticket Office: 503/2-BALLET or 888/9-BALLET

Christmas Parlour Tour
December 10, 2017
Albany - Willamette Valley

Enjoy the sights and sounds of an old fashioned holiday celebration in Historic Albany, Oregon. This year the tour will feature eight historic homes decorated for the holidays. Ride in Chafin Farms' beautiful horse drawn carriage through downtown Albany. Special shopping events, light refreshments, and entertainment await.

LOCATION:
Albany, Oregon

Annual Winter Whale Watching Week
December 27 - 31, 2017
The Coast

Join trained volunteers at 26 watch sites to help you spot the whales. Whale watching is a year round activity on the coast of Oregon, but this is your chance to learn more about the gray whales that migrate each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks so they can teach others while watching the whales too.

INFORMATION:
541-765-3407

 

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Now On Stage

Coaster Theater presents: 'Clue the Musical'
Cannon Beach
June 23 - September 3, 2017

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. Pay attention and deduce the solution from clues given throughout the eventful evening; there are 216 possible endings!

LOCATION:
108 North Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Box Office 503-436-1242

CoHo Productions presents: 'CoHo Summerfest' - Portland
June 15 – July 16, 2017

Featuring five weekends of innovative, inspiring, irreverent performances by artists with attitude! If CoHo Summerfest doesn’t make you laugh, the joke’s on you. Bring your happy hour buzz to Slabtown to see some theatre – it’s like Netflix but in 3D!

LOCATION:
Coho Theater
2257 Northwest Raleigh Street
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
(503) 220-2646

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone’ - Ashland
July 6 – September 3, 2017

This hilarious musical received 5 Tony Awards when it premiered in 2006, including Best Book and Best Original Score. A deliciously meta look at the clichés and contrivances of early musicals, join us as a drily witty theatre-super-fan leads us on a literal tour of his favorite (fictitious) musical come to life, 1928’s The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring lovers, bumblers, theatre producers, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, and, of course, a tipsy chaperone.

LOCATION:
The corner of First and Hargadine Streets
Ashland OR

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