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Winter Wonderland Light Show at Portland International Raceway; proceeds benefit charity
December 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2020
An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until January 2, 2020
The Safeway Winter Wonderland holiday light show, powered by Advantis Credit Union, opens for the season starting Nov. 29 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Portland International Raceway (PIR). The light show, open through Jan. 4, operates as a fundraiser for Sunshine Division’s food and clothing assistance programs. Title sponsor, the Safeway Foundation, and “powered by” sponsor, Advantis Credit Union, provide significant funding for the holiday light show again this year.
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi,, the 27th annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Portland International Raceway is now a signature fund and food-raiser for Sunshine Division. Spectators can enjoy the most impressive drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle. Over two million visitors have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin.
This year, visitors can expect more LED upgrades, new light displays, and a refurbishment of classic displays.
The show hours are Sundays through Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturday, from 5 to 11 p.m.
A detailed schedule of events can be seen at www.winterwonderlandportland.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or for the best value visit Albertsons and Safeway stores customer service desks where tickets have been the same price since 2015, and can be purchased in person for $18 while supplies last. Most tickets are $20-$25 per car, depending on the date.
Special nights include:
Bike the Lights Night — Nov. 29 from 5 to 11 p.m. (at PIR). Bike the lights with your family. Don’t have a bike? BiketownPDX will be onsite with a limited number of bikes to share. Don’t forget to deck your bike with lights! Helmets required for kids 16 and under. No cars or motorized vehicles of any kind, roller blades, strollers, or walking allowed on the track on this night.
Lights & Leashes Dog Walk Nights — Dec. 2 and 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Walk the light show with or without your dog. Bring a bag of grain-free pet food to donate to furry friends in need. Meet Portland Police Bureau’s K-9s. Dress up your pooch for the 7 p.m. costume contest and stop by the sponsor booths and food carts. No cars or motorized vehicles of any kind, roller blades, bikes, or scooters are allowed on the track on this night.