Christmas on the Coast 2021

You're invited to the 3rd Annual Christmas on the Coast here in Portland! 

Holiday decorations will be all over Portland! Additionally, we plan to host several events throughout December. Come experience HOPE & JOY at Christmas on the Coast! See the upcoming events and attractions below: 

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  • Portland's Ice-Skating Rink 
    • Open 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. every day
      • Including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day!
    • Located under the Joe Burke Pavilion (2003 Billy G. Webb Dr.P


Saturday, December 4

  • Holiday Market & Pooch-A-Palooza: Pet Pictures with Santa 
    • The Portland Holiday Market will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2021
    • The market is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 810 Houston Street (by Portland Marine & Greens N Things
    • All vendors handmake their items! It's a great time to find unique gifts for your loved ones and home. 
    • The Holiday Market also includes live entertainment, other performances and pet pictures with SANTA!
      • Pooch-A-Palooza: Pet Pictures with Santa are free! Please bring your own camera. 
      • Please bring your own chair to enjoy the live entertainment
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 
    • Join us as we light up the Portland Christmas Tree and City Complex on Saturday, December 4! 
    • The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Portland City Hall and Community Center parking lots (1900 Billy G. Webb Dr.)
    • Take advantage of the beautiful, picturesque decorations and ice skating rink for your family Christmas photos
  • Ice Skating Rink Opens
    • Enjoy a REAL ICE skating rink this holiday season in Portland under Joe Burke Pavilion!
    • Skate as much as you'd like for $10 per day
    • The rink opens on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. 
      • The ice skating rink will be open 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.daily through January 2, 2022
        • Some days will have different operational hours. They will be posted here.

Monday, December 6

  • Portland Parade of Lights 
    • The annual Parade of Lights will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
    • Please bring your own seating - please sit a few feet away from the road for safety. 
    • Enjoy the holiday décor and ice skating rink after the parade, as well!

Saturday, December 11

  • Christmas in Portland 
    • The Portland Parks and Recreation Department are transforming the Community Center into a winter wonderland on Saturday, December 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      • Join us for Christmas festivities and activities including:
        • Family pictures with Santa, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer & Frosty the Snowman
        • Christmas crafts and games
        • Live entertainment and more!
    • The entry fee into Christmas in Portland is a new, unwrapped toy 
      • These toys will be given to "Christmas for Kids Year Round". We will have a City of Portland truck onsite. Our goal is to fill the truck bed full of toys! We need your help to accomplish this and make a difference in the life of a child in our community.

Friday, December 17

  • NEW EVENT : Jingle Bell Rock! + GLOW Portland Finale 
    • This new event features an evening full of fun from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00  p.m.!
      • Enjoy a live concert with The East and the Crow
      • Food trucks*
      • Christmas decorations and lights
      • Ice skating*
      • AND a 60-ft Ferris Wheel*!  
        • The Ferris Wheel will be open Friday, December 17, to Sunday, December 19.
        • Hours of operation include: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday & 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday
    • This event is free to attend, but *please bring cash or card to purchase from the food trucks and admission to the ice skating rink and Ferris Wheel*
    • Please bring your own chairs to sit back and enjoy the concert.

Friday, December 17, through Sunday, December 19

  • 60-Foot Ferris Wheel is Coming to Town
    • Take a ride on the Portland Ferris Wheel for a view like no other! 
      • Cost: $5/person
      • Hours of Operation:
        • 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
        • 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday

Sunday, December 19

  • Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Performance
    • Gulf Coast Growth Ventures donated a live performance from the Corpus Christi Orchestra!
    • Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. in the City Complex parking lot (2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.)
    • Free event for all to enjoy!
      • Please bring your own seating
      • Coolers are allowed, but glass containers are not 

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