Free Events in Portland: December 21–23, 2012

December 20th, 2012

A relatively quiet weekend. Hope you’ll take the opportunity to relax and snuggle your loved ones a little bit more. Happy Holidays! – Amy

Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.

Events are sorted by start time.

This month

Lights on Peacock Lane: See the lights every evening today through December 31.

Christmas Ship Parade: Friday is the final day to see this parade of boats on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

Musical performances at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Friday and Saturday. Check the event website for more information.

All weekend

“Princess and the Pea” Performance (reserve tickets): Your last chance to see a live performance of “Princess and the Pea” at Theater!Theatre! (3430 SE Belmont, Portland). Go to the event website for information about reserving free tickets.

Saturday, December 22

“Arthur Christmas”: See this movie and enjoy festive snacks at the Tigard Library (13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard), 2:00 pm.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (Free to Seniors): Hollywood Theatre will show this classic holiday film at 2:00 pm, and seniors get in free.

“The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America’s New Food Revolution”: Author Karen Brooks’ new book takes you inside the kitchens, lives, and recipes of Portland’s celebrated cooks. She will do a signing at Tasty n Sons, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

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