Lightopia, Hillsboro’s free drive-through light display, invites you to enjoy the twinkle of the award-winning event this December.
The illuminated journey features an awe-inspiring number of lights and light vignettes ranging from funny to dazzling. The drive-through light display lasts about 20 minutes. It is one of the only free holiday light displays in the Portland area. Another free holiday favorite is the annual Portland Christmas Ships Parade.
Lightopia is taking place December 9-31, 2021. The light display is open Sunday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-10 p.m. The event has special hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 5-8 p.m. Lightopia is closed on Christmas day.
To participate in this event, you need to register in advance. Reservations are available in 30-minute time slots. City of Hillsboro is opening free registration on specific days. A limit of 150 vehicles will be allowed per 30-minute time slot. Reservations are for one vehicle.
Lightopia reservation schedule:
- December 1 at 9 a.m.: Reservations open for December 9-14
- December 8 at 1 p.m.: Reservations open for December 15-21
- December 15 at 6 p.m.: Reservations open for December 22-31
You’ll need to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time slot. The event is a vehicle drive-through only. No pedestrian traffic, bicycles, or motorcycles are allowed.
If you’d like to, bring unwrapped toys and nonperishable food to support the Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts Toy and Joy Drive and Hillsboro School District Food Pantry Program.
Masks are required when outside of vehicles for all attendees age 5 and above, and encouraged for ages 2 to 4.
Lightopia is taking place at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (Hillsboro Stadium) at 4450 NE Century Blvd. in Hillsboro.
For more information and to register for the free Lightopia display, visit the City of Hillsboro website.
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