ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo
Since 1986, the Oregon Zoo has put on an incredible holiday light show called ZooLights. From late November through early January, the zoo transforms into a winter wonderland with over 1.5 million lights. Mile-long paths wind through elaborate light displays like a 100-foot lighted tunnel and a whales swimming among glowing jellyfish. Epic holiday trees, shining animals, and costumed carolers make this a magical experience. You can view the lights every evening from 5pm-9pm except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets are timed entries purchased in advance. They go quickly during peak season, so book your Party Bus ride ahead of time too. Our buses can drop your group right at the zoo gates for a night of wonder. Then we’ll pick you up and take you home after the last light turns off.
ZooLights at Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221 (503) 226-1561
Christmas Ships Parade of Lights
Portland’s Christmas Ships Parade is the largest holiday boat parade in the country. For two weeks in December, beautifully illuminated boats cruise along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers delighting crowds. Bundle up your Portland Party Bus Company group and head to the eastbank of the river downtown to watch the festive flotilla sail by. The illuminated parade happens nightly from December 3-17 this year. The brightly-lit vessels glide slowly so you can take in all the holiday splendor. If you can’t watch from a riverside park, restaurants like McCormick & Schmick’s and Portland City Grill have prime viewing. Or book a ride on a Christmas Ship for the full experience! We will get your group close to the waterfront action. After the parade, warm up on the quick ride home.
Christmas Ships Parade, Downtown Portland Waterfront (503) 224-0475
Holiday Ale Festival
Do you have a group of friends who love holiday beers? Bring them together for the unique Holiday Ale Festival held under tent on Pioneer Courthouse Square. From November 30 to December 4, sample winter warmers, barleywines, strong ales, and other festive flavors from over 80 breweries. This downtown Portland tradition features live music and a bustling, festive atmosphere. With a dedicated drop-off zone on Broadway, Portland Party Bus Company makes enjoying the event a breeze. We’ll pick up and drop off your group directly at the festival so you can focus on the beer. No need to worry about finding parking or driving home.
Holiday Ale Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square 797 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Christmas in the Garden at the Grotto
Experience the magic of Christmas at the Grotto’s special holiday event, Christmas in the Garden. More than 500,000 lights transform the beautiful Catholic shrine into a twinkling winter spectacle after dark each night. Choirs, musicians, and roving carolers add to the merriment. Nightly from 5pm-9pm between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, your group can stroll the illuminated garden paths and enjoy the concerts. Our charter buses will take your crew directly to The Grotto and drop you at the front gate. After taking in the lights, we’ll pick you up right there for a cozy trip home.
Christmas in the Garden at The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220 (503) 254-7371
Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Show
Just 30 minutes south of Portland lies one of the most elaborate holiday light shows on the West Coast. The Enchanted Forest’s nightly Holiday Light Show illuminates the fairytale theme park with over 1.2 million lights and over 100 lighted displays. Wander through the whimsical forest setting and see lights choreographed to holiday music. Santa visits on select nights for free photos. Festive foods like hot chocolate and elephant ears add to the fun. Nightly from November 25 to January 1, Portland Party Bus Company will drive your group directly to the Enchanted Forest gates. After the last stop on Santa’s route, we’ll pick you up and head home.
Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Show, 8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR 97392 (503) 371-4242
Holiday Express at Oaks Park
Historic Oaks Park turns into a winter carnival during their annual Holiday Express event. In addition to dazzling lights covering the amusement park, you’ll find holiday-themed attractions like the Blizzard Skating Rink, Snowflake Craft Corner, and Reindeer Games. Live music, photos with Santa, tasty treats, and amusement rides round out the festivities. Available select dates between late November and the end of December, Holiday Express provides plenty of family fun at Oaks Park. Portland Party Bus Company will deliver your group to the park and retrieve you when the festivities wrap up. Avoid traffic jams and parking woes while creating special memories together this season.
Holiday Express at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 (503) 233-5777
Portland’s beloved Peacock Lane holiday light display draws viewers from around the region each December. For over 70 years, homeowners along this street in the Sunset neighborhood have put up elaborate Christmas light shows. Lined with hundred-year-old American elm trees, it’s one of the most beautiful and festive residential streets you’ll ever see. Portland Party Bus Company offers the best way to catch all the Peacock Lane cheer with a group. We’ll drive everyone there together and even provide hot beverages for the ride. You can disembark at designated spots to walk the lane without worrying about parking or driving. Call us at 971-304-0402 to book your perfect Portland light viewing experience.
Peacock Lane Holiday Lights, Between Stark St & Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Portland Winter Light Festival
From lantern processions to illuminated exhibits in Tom McCall Park, Portland’s Winter Light Festival brings together artists to transform the city. The free event takes place on weekend evenings between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. In addition to amazing light-based artworks, you’ll find music, dance, food vendors and more. Portland Party Bus Company provides easy transportation for groups attending this unique holiday event. We’ll pick up your crew and drop you at the heart of the festival so you can take it all in. Then we’ll be waiting to shuttle everyone home together afterward. It’s the most convenient way to get your group to this popular Portland holiday tradition.
Portland Winter Light Festival, Tom McCall Waterfront Park 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
Rent a Party Bus to Hit Every Festive Attraction
Don’t let parking and traffic woes dampen your Portland holiday celebrations this season. Portland Party Bus Company offers a better transportation solution. Our comfortable, convenient buses allow groups to travel together in style. You can focus on creating special memories instead of getting bogged down in logistics. Call us at 971-304-0402 or request a quote online to book your holiday party bus today!