Oregon is decorated as queen during Christmas. The lights display of Portland attracts many foreign visitors besides the original inhabitants. The community events and musical performances are special Yule functions of Portland area. Few most significant programs and Yuletide events of Oregon are interpreted in the following:
Christmas Ship Parade of Portland
The Portland Ship Parade is an annual occasion that takes place on River Willamette and Columbia. Average 50-60 boats are decorated beautifully with garlanded lights, flowers and crafts. This parade can be viewed from different parts of the city. People gather by the ports, parks, bridges and other places to have a view of the amazing Christmas parade.
Portland Courthouse Square Tree Lighting
During Christmas, the annual tree lighting ceremony is organized. This family oriented Christmas celebration is enjoyed and participated by families and kids love to see the giant Christmas trees festooned with lights and Christmas special crafts. This event is held soon after Thanks Giving day in the Portland Square.
Oregon Zoo lights
Beautiful Christmas ambience, hot chocolate, candies, live music and fun are few terms that can define the Oregon Zoo during Yule.
Besides, the Nutcracker Christmas Theater, Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights and Winter Wonderland are few other important Oregon Christmas attractions.