Christmas on the Coast Schedule of Events

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The City of Portland is celebrating the Christmas Season throughout December with a full slate of holiday-themed activities. Join us for family-friendly events all month long as Portland rings in the holidays for one and all!

Parade of Lights & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Monday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.
Free

The Christmas spirit fills the streets of Portland as lighted floats and Christmas characters kick off Christmas on the Coast during a fun-filled holiday parade. It begins and ends at the Portland Community Center, located at 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive.

A traditional tree lighting ceremony starts at the conclusion of the parade. Join the count down to the lighting of the Christmas tree and get in a holiday mood with carolers and ice skating at the Holiday Ice Rink. It all happens at Portland City Hall, located adjacent to the Community Center at 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive. 

Christmas on the Coast - Holiday Ice Skating Rink Opens (Outdoor)

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Monday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
$5 for unlimited skating

Hours: The Holiday Ice Skating Rink will be open daily through Jan. 4.
Hours: Mon.- Thurs., 3-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 3-10 p.m. (Ticket sales end at 9 p.m.); Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Tickets:  Ages 8-59        $5
                7 & Under        Free
                60 & Better      Free
                Active Military  Free
                G-PISD Students, Staff & Faculty    $2 (Dec. 20-Jan. 4) w/ID or Report Card

Purchase tickets at the Fitness Center. Cash or credit card accepted. Present ticket to Holiday Ice tent staff for skates.

REQUIRED WAIVER:  Holiday "Ice" Skating requires a completed waiver prior to purchasing a ticket. Waivers are required for all skaters, including parental permission for anyone under 18. Access the online waiver 

 
Christmas on the Coast - Luau Night at the Rink

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Friday, December 6, 3-10 p.m. (Ticket sales end at 9 p.m.)
$5 for unlimited skating

Come in your best Luau attire—from Hawaiian shirts to hula skirts—as Christmas meets the coast.


Christmas on the Coast Toy Drive at the Rink

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Monday, December 9 – Friday, December 13, 3-9 p.m.                        

 
Christmas in Portland Festival

Portland Community Center & Grounds, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive
Saturday, December 14, 5 p.m.
Free                

Festivities include pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts, letters to Santa, winter carnival games, refreshments, GP Carolers, and more. There will also be visits by a very famous reindeer named Rudolph and a terribly chill snowman named Frosty! Parents be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. All participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to this FREE event. The toys will be donated to Christmas for Kids Year-Round. Make a difference in the life of a child in your community!


Christmas on the Coast – Glow Portland

Christmas Lights in Portland, Various Neighborhoods
December 12 through January 1
Free


Santa at the Library

Bell/Whittington Public Library, 2400 Memorial Parkway
Tuesday, December 17, 10 a.m.
Free

Santa visits the library, bringing books & good cheer.


Holiday Ice Skate Discounts start for G-PISD students, faculty, and staff

Discounts available December 20-January 4, for all students, faculty, and staff. G-PISD ID or report card required. Discounted tickets are $2, which includes skates. 


College Night at the Rink plus Late Skate for 18+

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Friday, December 20, 8 – 11 p.m., 18+ only. (Ticket sales end at 9 p.m.)
$5 for unlimited skating

Support your favorite college team by wearing their colors or attire. Students with college ID receive free entrance!


Christmas on the Coast – Christmas Eve Skate

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Tuesday, December 24, Noon-5 p.m.
Free
 

Christmas on the Coast – Christmas Day Skate

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Wednesday, December 25, Noon-5 p.m.        
Free 


CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST - UGLY SWEATER NIGHT SKATE

Friday, December 27, 3- 10 p.m. (Ticket sales end at 9 p.m.)                            
Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
$5 for unlimited skating

You know we’ve all got an ugly sweater hidden away. This is the night to show it off!


New Year’s Eve Kids Celebration at the Library

Bell/Whittington Public Library, 2400 Memorial Parkway
Tuesday, December 31, 10 a.m.      
Free


Noon Year’s Eve for Seniors

Portland Community Center, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive
Tuesday, December 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free


Christmas on the Coast - New Year’s Day Celebration & Jazzercise Night on holiday ice

Wednesday, January 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Free

Celebrate the New Year with one of the most iconic dance fitness crazes of ‘80s. Leg warmers are optional.


Christmas on the Coast - Last Day to Skate 

Portland City Hall Complex, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive
Saturday, January 4,  3 - 10 p.m.
Free