Beaver Marsh Mulching and Nature Walk

Beaver Marsh NE 98th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Join the City of Vancouver's Volunteer Programs department, the Water Resources Education Center, and the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group will host a mulching work party and nature walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 3. Volunteer attendees will work mulching and removing invasive plants before finishing the day with an educational nature walk. […]

Free

Walk and Knock Food Drive

WA

Walk and Knock’s 38th annual food drive is back to pick up donations from front porches from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Put out a bag or two of non-perishable food or toiletries by 9 a.m. to be picked up by volunteers. All donations help the Clark County Food Bank assist the one-in-four […]

Sons of Norway Vancouver host Christmas Market

Sons of Norway Hall 2400 Grant St., Vancouver, WA

The nonprofit organization Sons of Norway is hosting a Christmas market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at 2400 Grant St., Vancouver. Purchase jewelry, ornaments, woodworks, leather goods and more. Learn more at sofnvancouver.com.

Ridgefield Hometown Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting

Downtown Ridgefield N. Main Avenue, Ridgefield, WA

Ridgefield will mark the start of the holiday season with its Hometown Celebration from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. along Pioneer Street in downtown Ridgefield and in Overlook Park, 113-131 S. Main Ave., Ridgefield. Visitors will find twinkling lights, decorated businesses, gifts, food and holiday sales. Get started on holiday shopping at the Holiday Food […]

free

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad offers Christmas Special Train Rides

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad 207 Railroad Ave., Yacolt, WA

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will offer Christmas Special Train Rides every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Trains depart from the station at 207 Railroad Ave., Yacolt; passengers should arrive early for boarding. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for military or seniors age 60 […]

$12 – $18

Autism Moms’ Support Group hosts “Sensitive Santa”

Vancouver Elks Lodge #823 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The Autism Moms' Support Group will host "Sensitive Santa" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Vancouver Elks Lodge #823, 11605 S.E. MicGillivray Blvd., Vancouver. This Santa is sensory-friendly and understands special needs kids, young and old. All families with disabilities are welcome. The free event, sponsored by local businesses and the […]

free

Get to-Gather Farm Christmas Spirit Event

Get-to-Gather Farm 1913 S.E. 303rd Ave., Washougal, WA

Get in the holiday spirit at Get to-Gather Farm, 1913 S.E. 303rd Ave., Washougal, to get in the holiday spirit with a special event featuring Christmas stories by Farmer Johh and s'mores around the fire pit. In the farm store, find fresh wreaths in assorted sizes, gift packs of jam and other goodies and nut […]

free

Unique Markets Holiday Artisan Market at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Veterans Memorial Coliseum 300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR

Unique Markets Portland presents a holiday artisans' market featuring 160 independent vendors at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4. Get all your shopping done under one roof while supporting independent designers, up-and-coming artists and emerging brands. Guests can browse for the perfect gifts, meet the […]

$10 – $40

Portland Japanese Garden Transforms Its Landscape with Statues by Jun Kaneko

Portland Japanese Garden 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR

Portland Japanese Garden presents its final art exhibition of 2022, "The Garden of Resonance," featuring the work of internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko. Kaneko, winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, has made major contributions to the field of sculptural art on a global scale, exploring the relationships between art, […]

$19.95

Oregon Historical Society presents “Motown: The Sound of Young America”

Oregon Historical Society and History Museum 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR

The Oregon Historical Society presents "Motown: The Sound of Young America," featuring stage outfits from many of the label’s top performers, interviews with Motown legends and opportunities to get inside the creative process perfected at Motown. Visitors will also experience interactive displays, including a chance to perform the Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love” […]

$10

“Symbiosis” Virtual Reality Exhibit at Portland Art Museum

Center for an Untold Tomorrow 934 S.W. Salmon St., Portland, OR

Experience Portland Art Museum's newest exhibit, "Symbiosis," from Nov. 12 to Feb. 12 at the Center for an Untold Tomorrow building at 934 S.W. Salmon St., Portland. The exhibit is an immersive sci-fi storytelling installation by Dutch design collective Polymorf combining VR headsets and sensors, haptic suits, soft robotics, and taste- and smell-based elements. Symbiosis is a performative, […]

$30

Prairie High School Hosts Winter Carnival

Prairie High School 11311 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver, WA

Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver, welcomes the community to its inaugural Winter Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Prairie students and staff will offer a variety of activities for families, including a photo booth, carnival games and prizes, gifts, crafts, refreshments and treats and community resources. Bring donations for […]

Columbia River Chorus 60th Anniversary Celebration and Christmas Show

Vancouver United Church of Christ 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver, WA

The Columbia River Chorus, a women's barbershop chorus and a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will perform its combination 60th anniversary celebration and Christmas show from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th Way, Vancouver. Songs include a holiday medley, "Mary, Mary," "Christmas Is...," "Huron Carol," "Silent […]

free

Black Nativity at Brunish Theatre

Brunish Theatre 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR

PassinArt Theatre Company presents "Black Nativity" by Langston Hughes, playing Dec. 1-4 at the Brunish Theatre inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Based on the traditional Nativity story, the spirit-filled, inspiring gospel song play features traditional Christmas carols performed in a gospel style with a few new songs specifically for the show. Performances […]

$15 – $30
Recurring Event Advent Services

St. Paul Lutheran Church Advent Services

St Paul Lutheran Church 1309 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA

St. Paul Lutheran Church at the corner of 13th and Franklin in Vancouver will host an Advent series on Saturdays from Dec. 3 through 17 at 4 p.m. The services will be followed by a soup supper. Services will include the Holden Evening Prayer.

free
Recurring Event ZooLights

ZooLights

Oregon Zoo 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, OR

Kids and adults agree: it wouldn't be the holidays without a visit to ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland. Bring friends and family to enjoy a an nighttime walk through a dazzling display of 1.5 million lights, ZooLights runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 to Jan. 5, except Christmas Day, […]

$19 – $65

Haus of Luna presents “Haus After Dark”

Haus of Luna 1004 W Street, Vancouver, WA

Artist Sola Cejas has transformed her home at 1004 W Street, Vancouver, into a full-house immersive art experience. Last year, hundreds of local visitors came to see this one-of-a-kind experience. It was so successful that Cejas has decided to make this experience an annual event. This year, Cejas presents Haus After Dark. Guests are invited […]

$25 – $110