Christmas on the Campground brings a traditional light display and special holiday event to Portland every year. The event illustrates a Merry Christmas with a life-size nativity, thousands of lights and the tallest decorated Christmas tree in Southeast Portland.
This event is once again opening its gates for a few nights of special activities. Here are the details about the 2023 event.
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2023 Christmas on the Campground
Starting the weekend of Thanksgiving, see a magical, life-size nativity scene at Apostolic Faith Church. Here are the two ways you can view the holiday light display during the holiday season.
Nightly Christmas Lights
Christmas on the Campground Lights are on every evening from November 24-December 31, 2023. Lights will be on from dusk to dawn. Seasonal music will play from 4:30 to 9 p.m. every evening.
There are places to park and a sidewalk along the Duke Street in front of Christmas on the Campground. Your viewing options include driving by, walking by or temporarily parking outside the gates.
Christmas on the Campground Event
On December 9 and 10, the gates are open from 5 to 8 p.m. All activities end at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Here are the activities you can enjoy:
- Take a train ride through the campground light displays.
- Make new furry friends at the petting zoo.
- Listen to festive music and snack on yummy treats while basking in the glow of the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree.
- Watch the live nativity pageant at 6 and 7 p.m. each evening presented by Apostolic Faith Church’s Sunday school students.
The Christmas display is located at the Apostolic Faith Church at 5414 SE Duke Street in Southeast Portland. For more information, visit the event website.
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