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.

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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

Woodland Winterfest

Hoffman Plaza Across from 100 Davidson Ave. at Dunham Ave./Goerig St., Woodland, WA

Woodland will host Winterfest from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 starting at Hoffman Plaza, across from 100 Davidson Ave. at Dunham Avenue and Goerig Street. Hear the Woodland High School Jazz Band and enjoy a complimentary latte, mocha, hot chocolate or hot cider. Miss Woodland and Santa Claus will light the new community Christmas […]

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Christmas Ships Viewing at the Port of Camas-Washougal

Port of Camas-Washougal 24 S. A St., Washougal, WA

The Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. A St., Washougal, will host a viewing party to watch the Christmas Ships Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The floating parade of light-bedecked boats will pass in front of Parker's Landing Marina. Please note that the port building will be closed and there will be no indoor viewing, […]

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St. Lukes-San Lucas Episcopal Church hosts Festive Music Saturdays

St. Luke's-San Lucas Episcopal Church 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA

St. Luke's~San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, will host Festive Musical Saturdays in December. Join Mike Horsfall and Friends in an Advent/Christmas Jazz Vespers service and concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Two weeks later, join joyful singing elves Hope McCulley and St. Luke's~San Lucas music director Julie Cross for Christmas […]

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Journey Theater presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Washington Grange No. 82 7701 N.E. Ward Road, Vancouver, WA

Journey Theater presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," showing from Dec. 2-10 at Washington Grange, 7701 N.E. Ward Road, Vancouver. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the […]

$13

Love Street Playhouse presents “A Nice Family Gathering”

Love Street Playhouse 126 Love St., Woodland, WA

Love Street Playhouse presents the holiday comedy "A Nice Family Gathering," with performances from Nov. 25 through Dec. 11 at 125 Loves Ave. in Woodland. Non-refundable tickets are $22, plus a $2 service fee, at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com or by phone at 800-966-8865. The play, set in Pryor Lake, Minnesota, centers around the first family Thanksgiving at […]

$22

Junior Symphony of Vancouver presents Winter Concert

Cascades Presbyterian Church 9503 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA

Join the Junior Symphony of Vancouver for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Cascades Presbyterian Church, 9503 N.E. 86th St., Vancouver. The symphony will perform winter selections including music by Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Victor Herbert and Yukiko Nishimura. The Junior Symphony will also auctioning off the chance for one audience member to […]

$10

Portland Center Stage presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland, WA

George Bailey, Clarence and the Bedford Falls community will come to Portland Center Stage this holiday season, in a fresh, inventive reimagining of the beloved holiday story. "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" will open on Nov. 25 and run through Dec. 24 at The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Tickets are […]

$25 – $98

Clark College Concert Choir performs Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” with Camas HS  

First United Methodist Church, Vancouver 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, WA

The Clark College Concert Choir will perform its Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Donations to the Clark College Choral Fund accepted at the door. The Camas High School Choir will begin the […]

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Magenta Theatre presents “Christmas Belles”

Magenta Theater 1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver, presents "Christmas Belles" from Dec. 2-18. A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 […]

$20 – $22

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents “Holiday Out”

Metropolitan Performing Arts 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents "Holiday Out," running from Dec. 2-17 at 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Family Matinee Day with discounted tickets is 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Dec. 10 is Pride Night. The final performance on Dec. 17 will include a visit […]

$16 – $25