The City of Portland is bringing holiday cheer throughout the Christmas Season with its new Christmas on the Coast event. Slated to begin on Monday, Dec. 2, and run through Saturday, Jan. 4, Christmas on the Coast will offer holiday-themed activities throughout the season.
Christmas on the Coast is a blend of Portland’s traditional holiday events, like Christmas in Portland and the Chatwork Christmas Tour of Homes, with new events like Glow Portland and Holiday “Ice.” The focal point of the event will be Holiday “Ice,” an outdoor “ice” skating rink. Open daily throughout Christmas on the Coast, the 40’X50’ rink will feature special nights like Luau Night and Ugly Sweater Night.
Seeing neighborhood Christmas lights and decorations is a favorite holiday tradition for families everywhere. Glow Portland, one of the new events in Christmas on the Coast, honors that tradition with a decorating competition of homes and neighborhoods across Portland. Glow Portland welcomes everyone to tour the holiday lights and displays starting Nov. 12 through the rest of the season.
Christmas on the Coast kicks off Monday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. with the Parade of Lights, followed by a traditional tree lighting ceremony on the grounds of the Portland City Hall Complex. Other events include visits with Santa Claus at the Library, a toy drive, free Christmas Eve and Christmas Day “ice” skating, and New Year’s celebrations.
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