5 things to do in Portland today: Wednesday, December 18

Dec 17 2019, 3:30 pm

It’s never a boring day in Rose City. Check out these five fun activities taking place today in PDX this Wednesday, December 18.

Safeway Winter Wonderland

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Winter Wonderland Portland (@winterwonderlandportland) on

What: Enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s largest holiday light show with over 250 light displays.

When: December 18, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: 1940 North Victory Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $20. Buy them here

Paint A Tree, Give A Gift

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Mimosa Studios (@mimosastudios) on

What: You can donate money to charity by painting a ceramic Christmas tree or menorah. Buy a tree or menorah to paint, and for every purchase, Mimosa Studios will give $10 to Raphael Charity House.

When: December 18, 2019
Time: The event starts at 10 am
Where: 1718 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Admission: $45 to $80. Contact studio here to book.

The Miracle of a Million Lights

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Nicole Thomas (@nikki.t_pdx) on

What: Enjoy the Victorian Belle for a special celebration, where the entire mansion and gardens will be decorated with dazzling lights, transforming this landmark into a glowing wonderland.

When: December 18, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1441 North McClellan Street, Portland
Admission: $5 to $8. Buy tickets here

The Joy Formidable

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Happening In Highland Park (@happeninginhighlandpark) on

What: Spend your Wednesday evening getting lost in drama alternative rock by this Welsh band. Fronted by Rhiannon Bryan, along with Matthew Thomas, and Rhydian Dafydd, these smooth tunes will have you relaxed.

When: December 18, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: 830 East Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $28 to $58. Buy tickets here

Christmas Ships Parade Dinner & Viewing Party at Maryhill

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Portland Winter Light Festival (@portlandwinterlightfestival) on

What: Join Maryhill Winery for a Christmas Ships Parade viewing party and catch the Columbia fleet from a front-row seat on the Vancouver waterfront at Maryhill’s scenic Vancouver Tasting Room

When: December 18, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: 801 Waterfront Way — Vancouver, Washington
Admission: $75 to $85. Buy tickets here