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Upcoming events in the State of Oregon

December
A list of current and upcoming theatrical productions from some of our favorite theaters in Oregon
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December Events

ZooLights
November 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Portland

Nearly one million lights turn the zoo into a winter wonderland.

ZooLights is Portland's premier family holiday event, combining thousands of lights, hundreds of musical groups, a ride on the zoo's brightly lit train, a troupe of costumed animal characters, and seasonal culinary treats.

LOCATION:
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
503-226-1561

Christmas Storybook Land
December 2-16, 2016
Albany - Willamette Valley

Experience Christmas magic when you take your family to one of the mid-valley's beloved holiday traditions: Christmas Storybookland. Walk though 85 hand-created scenes featuring characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and family movies. In addition there are two huge train displays, and a Victorian Village and Main Street. At the end of your walk, you reach the North Pole and can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is free, canned food donations are accepted here.

LOCATION:
Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Cascade Livestock Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd.
Albany, Oregon

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
December 10–26, 2016
Portland

This quintessential Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score and steeped in the splendid Yuletide traditions of 19th-Century Germany, was the first in America to gain widespread popularity. With technically challenging principal roles and parts for over 100 children, Mr. Balanchine’s Nutcracker is a rite of passage for dancers of all ages.

LOCATION:
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay (on the corner of Clay and 3rd Ave)
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
Ticket Office: 503/2-BALLET or 888/9-BALLET

Christmas in Albany - Reindeer, Horse Drawn Wagons & More!
December 2-16, 2016
5 p.m.

Albany - Willamette Valley

Experience Christmas magic when you take your family to teh mid-valley's beloved holiday traditions.

Storybook Land, Live Reindeer Visits, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Sleigh Rides, Santa Visits, Sing-a-longs and more!

LOCATION:
Albany, Oregon

Christmas Ship Parade
December 2-18, 2016
3:00-4:30pm
Portland/Metro

The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out every night for two weeks. Christmas Ships is an all-volunteer effort by a group of Portland area recreational boaters. They come from various yacht clubs in the local area and also a number of boaters who are not affiliated with a club.

LOCATION:
Willamette/Columbia River

Annual Winter Whale Watching Week
Tuesday, December 27 -Saturday, December 31, 2016
The Coast

Join trained volunteers at 26 watch sites to help you spot the whales. Whale watching is a year round activity on the coast of Oregon, but this is your chance to learn more about the gray whales that migrate each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks so they can teach others while watching the whales too.

INFORMATION:
541-765-3407

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Now On Stage

Coaster Theater presents: 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Cannon Beach
November 18-December 23, 2016

In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams of escape and adventure only to have them quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him – what the world would have been like had he never been born and that his life has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation celebrates the faith of the season, as well as the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

LOCATION:
108 North Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Box Office 503-436-1242

CoHo Productions presents: 'The How and the Why - Portland
October 20 - November 19, 2016

Two evolutionary biologists: one an eminent scholar and professor, the other an anxious student with a radical thesis. They are connected by more than just their focus on the female reproductive system - a fertile subject since scientists agree on the how of menstruation, but not the why.

LOCATION:
Coho Theater
2257 Northwest Raleigh Street
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
(503) 220-2646

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents 'Bat Boy’ - Ashland
September 22 - November 6, 2016

The premise of Bat Boy is ripped straight from supermarket tabloids – a half-man, half-bat is discovered in a cave by the locals of Hope Falls, Oregon and brought to live with the family of the town veterinarian.

LOCATION:
The corner of First and Hargadine Streets
Ashland OR

Portland Story Theater presents 'Urban Tellers'
November 4, 2016
Portland

Every month, a group of six people come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater's Art of Personal Narrative workshops. The results are highly personal and authentic narratives. You might hear stories about difficult choices, transformational life experiences, or hilarious family interactions. Whatever the story, the people that perform at these events are authentic, funny and fearless.

November 4th will feature Kate Ristau, Gigi Rosenberg, Sage Cohen, Jamie Houghton, Jessica Mehta, and Rachel Miller-Howard.

LOCATION:
Hipbone Studio
NE 18th & E Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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