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Where to see Christmas Lights in Portland, OR

By Dill Ward, December 2, 2020

Whether you started humming Christmas tunes well before Thanksgiving. or are having trouble getting in the mood with how difficult and different this holiday season is, here’s a few places to check out safely from your car to experience the pure magic of thousands of twinkly lights illuminating the dark night.

Winter Wonderland at the Portland International Raceway
opens 11/27/20 and is a fundraiser for Sunshine Division, which provides food and clothing to Portland families in need.

ZooLights Drive-Thru Experience at the Oregon Zoo
Holiday display opens 11/22 and will run until 1/10/21, but will be closed on Christmas Day.

Pioneer Courthouse Square
It’s up now! Check it out.

Main street in Tigard “Light the Night” events all week long.

• Peacock Lane is closed this year (booo)

While we’re on the topic, how about going all out this year, and lighting up your street!!

I highly recommend adding a few strands of the LED sparkle to your own abode. There are dozens of companies who’ve popped working as light installers. I say splurge a little, lift your spirits, and let someone else climb the tall ladder!


Have you ever tried Task Rabbit? They have all kinds of helpers you can schedule and pay through the app. Look under “Decoration Help”,  I’ll even get you started with your first ten bucks off!

Save $10 on Task Rabbit

If I missed any places to see lights, or any of your neighbors have gone overboard, I need to know about it! email me.

Dill Ward

Principal Broker | OR


I'm a strategist at heart. Once we've got a clear vision on your goals I love drawing the road map how to get there. I'm a natural problem solver and resiliency is my superpower. I get excited by nudging you to see the bigger picture of your goals when the process can drag you down into the moment. I've been called by my clients as, "contagiously enthusiastic". Selling a home or taking the leap to buy is an exciting transition which can create other shifts and opportunities for you to take control of the direction of your life and discover the next version of yourself.


Negotiating was a skill I honed early in life, whether it was persuading for a later bedtime, or heading down to South Florida flea markets where my parents would encourage me to, "work a deal" on a comic book or a kitchen gadget. Even back then, I loved the thrill of asking for what I want.


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I relocated to Portland from Florida in 2010, and am grateful to have built an incredible life here in this weird city. It's always an honor to be a welcoming face and a warm smile to others arriving and looking for home.


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