Portland Christmas Light Tour
Choral festivals, concerts, large Christmas trees, lights and displays, shopping, petting zoos, and holiday beverages are just some of the things to expect on the Portland Christmas Light Tour. There is much to see and experience in Portland during the holiday season. Spend time in the Pittock Mansion, enjoy the choral festival at the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto as well as activities for the children. The four-hour tour will have everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Begin the tour at the Pioneer Courthouse Square and see the 75-foot Douglas Fir decorated with 14,000 lights. Next, enjoy the Pittock Mansion Christmas Celebration. Every year volunteers and professional designers transform the mansion into a holiday wonderland. This is a self-guided tour, so feel free to spend some time looking at all the displays. The Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto is last on the list. Take in the sights and sounds of the season at the largest choral festival worldwide. Five concerts are scheduled nightly in the chapel. There are over 500,000 lights used throughout the grounds. There is plenty of family orientated fun on the plaza that includes outdoor caroling, a petting zoo, and puppet shows. Take the chill off with a warm beverage.
There is a long history of Christmas traditions in Portland. Make sure to take pictures of the large Christmas tree in the square. Wander through the mansion and see all the hard work that went into a 50-year-old tradition. Spend time relaxing in the chapel and taking in all of the sights and sounds of the season.
Downtown Portland: Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree and lights. This 75 foot tall Doug Fir is covered in over 14,000 colorful lights and is the largest decorated holiday tree the region!
Pittock Mansion Christmas Celebration: Enjoy the wonders of the season at Pittock Mansion's annual holiday display, a Portland tradition for over 50 years. This year, experience the iconic places, people, and events of Portland—like Powell's Books, Packy the elephant, and Peacock Lane—as they are incorporated into the decorative stylings of volunteers and professional designers who transform the Mansion into a holiday wonderland. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this French Renaissance Chateau listed on the national registry of historic places and take in the spectacular views of the city below.
Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto: Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features more than 500,000 lights, and 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region's finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers. Share in the Christmas spirit at this internationally renowned Catholic shrine that welcomes people of all faiths.
Five indoor concerts are scheduled each evening in The Grotto's 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto's plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live petting zoo. This year there will be a baby camel at the petting zoo!
Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop
Pickup & Return:
Your downtown Portland hotel or a central meeting point in downtown Portland.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 3:00 pm
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
- Entrance fees
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Portland hotels)
- Transport by air-conditioned & heated Sprinter van.
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately