While many popular light displays have been cancelled this year, the Clackamas County Fairgrounds is transforming into a winter wonderland for the first time ever.
Clackamas County Winter Fair features a drive-thru experience with all the sights and sounds of Christmas. Along the 1/4-mile path you’ll see the thousands of lights. One of the main attractions will be a 100-foot lighted tunnel.
Santa will be stopping by on select days. Children will be able to wave at Santa and place their letter in his special mailbox bound for the North Pole.
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Get all the details on this new event below. Want to know what light displays are still taking place this year? Check out my list of Must-See Holiday Light Displays in Portland.
2020 Clackamas County Winter Fair
How it works
Before the event, purchase a time slot for your visit online. Time slots are valid for 30 minutes. For example, if you select the 7 p.m. time slot, you must arrive between 7 and 7:30 p.m. This does not guarantee that you will enter the attraction during the slot, so make sure you plan on making a whole night out of this fun event.
Tickets will also be available onsite for a higher price with limited availability.
You’ll enter the event in the Blue parking lot off of 3rd Avenue. Have your ticket ready either on your phone or printed. If you don’t want to roll down your window, have the brightness turned up on your phone and hold it up against your window. Your ticket will be scanned once you cross 4th avenue into the Blue Gate.
Once in the attraction, you’ll move along at a slow pace and take in all the sparkly lights and whimsical displays. Turn your radio to K103 103.3FM for a holiday soundtrack as you drive.
You’ll stay in your vehicle for the duration of the event. If needed, restrooms will be in the blue parking lot.
Clackamas County Winter Wonderland is taking place on select dates this holiday season. Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 5-9 p.m. on all other nights. This attraction is closed on Christmas. Dates include:
- November 27-29
- December 3-6
- December 10-13
- December 17-24
- December 26-31
If you want a sighting of Santa, make sure to buy your tickets on one of these dates:
- November 27
- November 28
- December 4
- December 11
- December 18
- December 19
- December 20
- December 23
Ticket prices are per vehicle. Online tickets are $25 on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as all nights when Santa is visiting. The price decreases to $20 on all other nights.
The cheapest nights to visit are November 29, December 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 21, 22, 24 and 26-31. These ticket prices are clearly displayed on the online ticketing platform.
A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the gate for $30 on Fridays and Saturdays and $25 on all other days.
Tickets are available now for purchase online. Visit the Clackamas County Winter Fair ticketing page.
The Clackamas County Fairgrounds is located at 694 NE 4th Ave. in Canby.
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