Holiday Activities in Lake Oswego (Part 2)

There are lots of reasons to be merry this holiday season in Lake Oswego. Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of the holidays (and be sure to check out part 1 of this guide here).

Best Christmas Pageant Ever.Watch what happens when a teacher casts the worst kids in school to star in the Christmas play. Nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. begin on Friday, December 13 through December 22 (note: no performance on December 16) along with a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, December 21 and Sundays, December 15 and 22.  Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. Purchase tickets online,  at the box office or by calling: 503.635.3901. Fee: $15/adults; $12/seniors and youth 18 and under.

West Linn Holiday Parade. Join our neighbors in their annual holiday tradition that culminates with a visit from Santa at the fire station. Get there early and you can participate in (or just get a good laugh from) the Ugly Sweater Dash that begins at 8:30 a.m. Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at 10th and Willamette Falls Drive. Saturday, December 14.

High School Holiday Choir Concerts. Holiday carols have a way of bringing out the merry in all of us. Let local high school students work their magic as they perform in their auditoriums over the next couple of weeks. Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319. Admission charge for Lakeridge: $7/Adults; $5/Students and those over 55. Lake Oswego High School on Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. 2501 Country Club Rd., 503.534.2313.

Holiday Fa La La Trolley. Bundle up and board the trolley to share your holiday voices with neighborhoods of Lake Oswego, Riverwood, Dunthorpe, and South Portland. Treats will be onboard and you’re welcome to bring your own beverages. Rides will last about two hours. Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale November 11 at 10:00 a.m. online: $30/Adults 15 and older; $25/Kids (5-14). Children 4 and under are free as long as they can be lap sitters.

Holiday Cookie Daze. Bring the grandkids to decorate cookies for Meals On Wheels recipients and go home with a dozen yourself! Chances are registration is full but you can ask to be put on the waiting list. Tuesday, December 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Register for Activity #120218. $5/Resident; $7/Non-resident. 503.675.2549.

Christmas Ships Parade. Catch a glimpse of up to 60 boats decked out in holiday lights as they make their way from the River Place Marina in Portland to George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. Boats due to arrive around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. Viewing points: Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Drive and Roehr Park, 350 Oswego Pointe Drive.  503.675.2549.

Elf Night for grades 6-12. Calling all last-minute elves—getting ready for Christmas is so much more fun when doing it with friends. The Teen Lounge is open for holiday merry making. Friday, December 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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