Are you having cabin fever? Now that the snow and ice are melting, here's five things to get out and do this next week to keep you in the holiday spirit!
1. Winter Hikes
From majestic frozen waterfalls to snowy forest trails, there are many spectacular winter hikes in Oregon. Just be careful to check weather conditions before you go exploring.
2. The Trail Band Holiday Concert
December 9-11 at the Aladdin Theater
To commemorate 25 years of this classic holiday concert and its 100th Aladdin Theater show, The Trail Band is welcoming back original member Lex Browning for all five shows this year.
3. Christmas Ships
The ships run through December 18th
Ships decked out with colorful lights sparkle brightly and will delight the kids as they float down the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Check the website for various times and weather delays.
4. Green Festival
Dec 10-11 from 10am-5pm at the Oregon Convention Center
See the newest trends in green products and "eco-friendly lifestyles" from more than 250 exhibitors. Sample lots of foods at this year's festival and see cooking demos from vegan chefs.
5. Peacock Lane
6-11 pm daily, December 15-31
Families have strolled down Peacock Lane for generations, gazing in the delight at an entire street of cute houses decked out in amazing lights and decorations. The neighborhood is working to become a National Historic District this year. Don't miss this fun tradition!