Peter Pan. Northwest Children’s Theater presents Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and the rest in this thrilling musical journey to Neverland. Best ages 6+. Runs through Jan. 6. Check website for show times. $18-$22, plus surcharge. 1819 NW Everett. 503-222-4480. nwcts.org.
The Velveteen Rabbit. Tears of Joy Theatre’s puppets perform this endearing tale based on Margery William’s classic book, with Hillsboro’s Bag & Baggage theater company. Puppet making before matinees. Best ages 2+. Check website for show times. $17-$21, plus surcharge. Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 503-248-0557. tojt.org.
ZooZoo. Imago Theatre brings “Cats” back to join the frogs, penguins and others. Best ages 3+. Runs through Dec. 31. Check website for show times. $31 adults, $27 youth, $16 kids. Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th. 503-231-9581. imagotheatre.com.
Cinnamon Bear Cruise. Board the Portland Spirit for a two-hour magical holiday cruise featuring holiday treats, storytelling, music and magic. Photo with Cinnamon Bear. Through Dec. 23. Check website for departure times. $30 adults, $22 child. 503-224-3900. Board at SW Salmon and Naito Pkwy. portlandspirit.com.
Pinkalicious: The Musical CLOSES. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s riotous musical about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes, she turns pink closes this Sunday. Check website for show times. $15-$30, plus surcharge. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 503-228-9571. octc.org.
Visit with Santa. Ornament decorating, museum play, crafts, meet St. Nick (bring your own camera). 5:30-8 pm Dec. 8, 9. $9 person. Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Rd. 503-223-6500. portlandcm.org.
Penny’s Puppets. The Sharing Carrot. Best ages 10 and under. 10:30-11:30 am. (Also Dec. 21: Who Stole the Stockings. Dec. 28: The Mitten.) $5 per guest, 4 for $17. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave. 503-282-9207. pennypuppets.com.
Beaverton Tree Lighting. Music, kids’ crafts, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 5 pm in and in front of the library. Entertainment in park 6 pm. Tree lighting 7 pm. 7-9 pm treats and entertainment at local businesses. FREE. 12375 SW 5th St. 503-526-2559. beavertonoregon.gov.
Starry Nights & Holiday Lights. Tualatin lights floating holiday tree, entertainment, kids’ activities, Santa. 5:30 pm, lighting 6:30 pm. FREE. Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg. 503-691-3061. tualatinoregon.gov.
Holiday Market. 45 vendors at French American International School’s holiday market, entertainment, 9 am-4 pm. Free admission. 8500 NW Johnson. 503-292-7776. faispdx.org.
Magical Winter Faire. Artisan marketplace, crafts, games, entertainment, food, more. 10 am-4pm. Free admission. Cedarwood Waldorf School, 3030 SW 2nd. 503-245-1477. cedarwoodschool.org.
The Remarkable Snow Flake. Penny’s puppets perform. 2 pm. FREE. Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th St. 503-636-7628. www.ci.oswego.or.us.
Evergreen Movies. Enjoy a festive family movie. Today’s shows: 10 am: Polar Express. 3 pm Dec. 8: It’s a Wonderful Life. Check website for additional Dec. features. $6, member discount. Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. 503-434-4185. evergreenmuseum.org.
Kids Morning Skate. Group lesson and skate games. Ages 10 and under, with family. 10:30-noon Sat. $6 per child, grown-up free. Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. 503-233-5777. oakspark.com.
Tuba Christmas. 200+ tubas do holiday songs. 1:30 pm. FREE. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave. 503-223-1613. pioneercourthousesquare.org.
Christmas in the Country. Traditional music, hot cider, Santa photos. 11 am-4 pm Dec. 8, 9. FREE. Santa photos $5 per sitting, or free if you take your own photo. Philip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Hwy. 211, Eagle Creek. 503-637-6324. philipfosterfarm.com.
OBT’s Nutcracker OPENS. George Balanchine’s holiday confection, danced to perfection, with lavish costumes and production. Must be age 3+. Runs through Dec. 22. Check website for performance times. $16-$140, plus surcharge. 503-222-5538. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay. obt.org.
Chanukah Wonderland. Help build an 8-foot LEGO Menorah, plus music, crafts, play zone, story time, food to buy, more. 1:30-3:30 pm. $12 family, $4 child. Portland Jewish Federation and Chabad of the Eastside. Beverly Cleary School, 1915 NE 33rd Ave. 503-977-9947. chabadoregon.com.
Hanukah: The Power of Light. Jewish Theatre Collaborative introduces children to the traditions and history of Hanukkah in this lovely holiday play. Ages 5+. 11 am. $10, adults, $5 ages child. Miracle Theatre, 425 SE 6th. 503-236-7253. jewishtheatrecollaborative.org.
Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Orchestra groups at 2 pm. Jazz groups and flute choir at 5 pm. $10 general, $5 youth. Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Rd. 503-239-4566. playmys.org.
Emma Rose Kids’ Karaoke Hour. Nine-year old hosts. Ages 1-17. 1-4 pm Dec. 9, 23. FREE. Pink Feather, 14154 SE Division. 503-761-2030. pink-feather.com.
December 7th, 2012 | Category: WOW! (What's On this Weekend)