While Washington County may not have a live partridge in a pear tree, there are enough holiday events and features here to fill the days in the countdown to Christmas. Here are suggestions:
Wednesday, Dec. 12: All aboard the Bridgeport Village holiday express train!
This 35-passenger, solar-operated holiday train runs daily between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. around the perimeter of the 27-acre outdoor shopping center in Tigard. Catch a free ride to travel from one store to the next (such as Finnegan’s Toys) or to a restaurant or the cinemas. Through December 21st.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Tea Time
Enjoy a cup of Christmas tea and treats during lunchtime at this festive high tea at Tea’s Me in Hillsboro. Just call ahead for reservations.
Friday, Dec. 14: Christmas on Broadway
Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents this holiday musical revue, which promises to deliver “Christmas magic.”
Saturday, Dec. 15: Winter Solstice Celebration
Mark the solstice with this concert in Hillsboro by a well-known Celtic duo.
Sunday, Dec. 16: Eat Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy an elaborate early morning buffet at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, where the bearded celebrity himself will be welcoming kids and posing for photos.
Monday, Dec. 17: Tastes the Wines of Christmas
Enjoy both festive wines and live holiday performances by Bag&Baggage actors–a winning combination!
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Village Gallery of Arts Holiday Show
This show offers unique, handcrafted gifts made locally.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: Entertain Kids at The Velveteen Rabbit
This puppet adaptation of the classic book is geared for attendees of all ages. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro.
Thursday, Dec. 20: “A Christmas Carol” Gone Mad
If you’re ready for antics, “The Farndale Avenue Town Women’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of a Christmas Carol” production is just what’s needed for Christmas comic relief.
Friday, Dec. 21: The Sounds of Handel’s Messiah
Multiple choirs are converging for this choral production of the classic, at 7:30 p.m. in Hillsboro.
Saturday, Dec. 22: A ‘Nunsense’ Christmas Musical
“Nuncrackers” is the Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre nuns’ performance of new, humorous holiday songs.
Sunday, Dec. 23: “Narnia” Live
Enjoy a musical production of C.S. Lewis’ classic “Narnia“, performed in Forest Grove.
Monday, Dec. 24: Santa’s Last Stop
This is the final day to see Santa; he’ll be at Sleighbells in Sherwood, Washington Square and Cedar Hills Crossing.
We wish you the happiest of holidays!