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Rockin Round the Christmas Tree--Providence Festival of Trees

Exhibit Hall A. Christmas trees, big and small. Santa. Gingerbread houses. Teddy bear hospital, and more!

Let's spend a few hours perusing all that is the holidays, at this family friendly event. Stay for a little or as long as you want, and leave when you please--very informal!   Event closes at 5pm. This is very family friendly. For the kids there's story time, dancing events on stage, teddy bear hospital, face painting, story time, decorate your own gingerbread cookies, plus photos with Santa.

You can use a tripod if desired, the aisles are very wide (around 10 ft wide), just make sure it's not a tripping hazard. Monopods or flash would work well too. This is a low light venue! It's also perfect for Lensbaby and macro photos. See below for photo examples.

Oregon Convention Center, Hall A
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

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From the website:

"Providence Festival of Trees is a volunteer-driven project. It takes 12 months, nearly 100 amateur and professional designers, and thousands of volunteer hours to produce this holiday tradition.

Did you know?

This year’s festival will feature more than 100 exquisitely decorated trees, mini-trees and holiday displays.There will be more than 20,000 attendees this year; more than 600,000 people have attended the Festival since 1983.A 40-member volunteer steering committee works year round on this event.More than 1,200 volunteers give their time, talent and resources to make this event happen.More than 300 area businesses contributed to last year's event. Since its creation, the festival has raised more than $11 million for the most vulnerable in our community.

Mark your calendars now for Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. You will be able to enjoy entertainment, visit Santa for a photo opportunity, decorate cookies, make holiday crafts, visit the teddy bear hospital and check out fun displays including our Sullivan's Christmas Village.

This is Portland's premier holiday event and a tradition for more than 20,000 people in the Portland metro area every holiday season. Kick off the holidays with this heart-warming, family-oriented Providence event.

Wander through our winter wonderland and view more than 25 uniquely decorated and themed Christmas trees. Created by local designers and sponsored by local businesses, these trees are the cornerstone of this magical event. Also on display are beautiful wreaths, mini trees and other holiday items all created by talented and generous volunteers."

Admission for 2016 is:

$10 for adults

$9 for senior citizens

$8 for children ages 3-12

Children age 2 and under admitted for free with an adult

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  • Linda J.

    Last minute had to miss - puppy got sick so we're off to DoveLewis.

    Yesterday

  • Andrea D.

    FYI buy tickets upstairs and be prepared for what looks like a Dance Mom's explosion 😝

    Yesterday

  • Andrea D.

    I'm early. See everyone inside

    Yesterday

  • Bj S.

    Well I torqued my knee last night and now it's pretty swollen so I don't think I'll be making it after all. :-(

    Yesterday

  • Kris

    SO looking forward to this!!! 😊

    4 days ago

  • Jody E.

    Oh shoot, now I have a conflict. Have fun you guys! See you all tomorrow.

    5 days ago

  • Andrea D.

    FYI, I think the admission prices have gone up, according to their website. Add $2 to all the prices listed above.

    1 · November 27

    • Dana M

      Thank you Andrea, I've changed the prices above to reflect the increase.

      6 days ago

  • Colleen

    If you go to the Providence website, there is a $1 off coupon.

    http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-festival-of-trees-portland/

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Tinker's Realm (.

    Fun Event & I actually have Saturday off so may be able to finally join up w/ you Ladies!

    November 27

  • Dr P.

    Do you know what time they close by chance? If I go - I have to be at work by noon. If they're open past 5 - then I'll just go after work.

    November 9

    • Dana M

      It closes at 5pm

      November 13

    • Dr P.

      Thank you Dana.

      November 14

  • Patricia M.

    I will be out of town for the weekend😕

    November 9

  • Jody E.

    I said 'Yes' but we'll be coming back from California road trip so if anything impedes our progress....might not be there (start holding your breath now!)

    November 9

  • Teresa A.

    Sorry I'll miss this due to travel out of town. Enjoy the holiday spirit!

    November 4

  • Dr P.

    Waiting for RSVPs to open. I had such a great time last year, that I'd like to go again this year.

    1 · November 4

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