Top 3 Light Displays In Portland This Season

Looking to get in the holiday spirit?  What better way than the holiday lights!  It is this time of year where lights go up and nights sparkle with colorful displays of holiday decorations!

Our family has its favorites; here are our top 3 this season!

#1: Zoo Lights (Nov. 27 to Jan. 3, 5pm to 9pm)

H_ZooLights-lawn-2015The Oregon Zoo Lights is a tradition that started back in 1988.  It is today a very popular attraction and you may want to consider buying your ticket in advance!

Good to know: there are “value nights” Monday through Thursday offering reduced admission, and discounts for Zoo members and Trimet users.  Make sure to check out these offers here.

#2: Winter Wonderland (Nov. 26 to Dec. 27th, closed Dec. 7th)

Winter Wonderland 2015This show is known as the “Largest Holiday Light Show of the Mississippi” and this 23rd edition is no exception.

The best part for us is that it is a drive-through light show: play some holiday music on the car radio, pack some hot chocolate and marshmallows and you have yourself a memory maker!

Times vary based on when you visit:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 5pm-9pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 11pm

Make sure to visit their website for all pricing details, hours and special events!

#3: Peacock Lane (Dec. 15th to Dec. 31st, 6pm to 11pm)

This event is free to the public.  (Most of) the homeowners on Peacock Lane love to decorate their homes for the holidays!  Some do it with the help of professionals, some do it all on their own.  The result is a beautiful display of about a dozen homes oozing of holiday spirit!Peacock Lane

Peacock Lane is located between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St.; it is one block East of SE 39th.  You may drive your car through the neighborhood but it is best appreciated on foot.  Also, know that three nights are reserved for pedestrians only: Friday Dec. 18th, Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th.

Organize your visit by checking their Facebook Page  and/or Twitter feed, as they will have the most up-to-date info.

So, which one will be your family favorite this holiday season?




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