* Check ahead for event updates and COVID cancellations
Fall Farmers Market
Through December 19
Your Vancouver Farmers Market is extending their season! Join them for the best of fall and winter bounty from local farmers and everything you need for holiday meals and gifting every Saturday from 9am – 2pm in downtown Vancouver. www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Broadway Holiday Celebration
December 12 & 13
Celebrate the holiday season with Broadway star Liz Callaway as she performs Broadway’s greatest hits along with many of holiday favorites. December 12th live stream performance pre-concert show begins at 6:30pm. December 13th live stream re-broadcast pre-concert show begins at 2:30pm. Go to vancouversymphony.org to subscribe to a concert package.
Re-imagined Radio: A Christmas Carol
December 17, 7pm
Re-Imagined Radio experiments with radio drama as live public and performance art. Performances of classic and contemporary radio dramas feature community voice actors, sound artists, and sometimes the audience. In non-Covid times, with a live audience, each performance is conceptualized as engaging, immersive use of the radio medium. Listen to it live on KXRW, KXRY and AM 1310 for free. Go to kigginstheatre.com for more information and performance updates.
Through December 13
This year, Portland’s historic steam locomotives will stay parked in their airy shelter near OMSI, while Santa and his elves transform the Rail Heritage Center inside and out into Santa’s Enginehouse, full of holiday magic for children of all ages. Outside, vintage rail cars and a sleek diesel locomotive will twinkle with colorful holiday lights, while the Center itself glows in holiday hues. Inside, Portland’s three historic steam locomotives will tower over newly built model railroad displays–one encircling the OR&N 197 engine and another literally climbing like a Polar Express holiday garland up, down and around a 9-foot-high holiday “tree.” The Great Northern Lego Club will present model trains operating in a realistic recreation of some of Portland’s iconic features, decorated in holiday splendor and made entirely of Lego blocks. Up front and up high, Santa will hold court from the cab of the legendary SP 4449 steam locomotive, welcoming “visits” by kids looking in, safely distanced, from a wooden staircase. In front of Santa’s workshop, children can write personal letters to Santa, drop them in a North Pole special delivery mailbox, and in a few days receive a personal, handwritten response from Santa or his elves. 2250 SE Water Ave, Portland.
Pittock Mansion Christmas: Critters Make Merry
Through January 4, 2021
Pittock Mansion Christmas celebrates the wonderful world of animals with this year’s Critters Make Merry exhibit. From reindeer and polar bears to lions and mice and a few in between, volunteer decorators transform the Mansion’s rooms into enchanting animal havens. Tickets for this year’s event are limited due to capacity restrictions. All tickets must be purchased online in advance by selecting a date and start time. First timed entry begins at 10am with last timed entry starting at 3:30pm. Please note: Pittock Mansion Christmas is an event. General admission discounts do not apply. Due to the one-way path through the exhibit, some undecorated rooms and permanent exhibit features will not be viewable. Please review our reopening visitor guidelines before your visit. Tickets: pittockmansion.org/events