Lightopia, Hillsboro’s free drive-through light display, invites you to enjoy the twinkle of the award-winning event this December.
It is one of the few free holiday light displays in the Portland area. Here are some more must-see light displays in and around Portland:
- Portland Christmas Ships Parade
- Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway
- Oregon ZooLights Walk- and Drive-through Nights
- Christmas on the Campground
- Clackamas County Winter Fair Holiday Light Display
- Holiday Light Display at the Victorian Belle
- The North Pole at Eagle Crest
- Christmas on Franklin: A Neighborhood Light Display in Vancouver
Here’s how you can claim your free spot for 2022 Lightopia:
2022 Lightopia: Hillsboro’s Free Drive-Through Light Display
Lightopia is taking place December 3-31, 2022. 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. Monday, December 19 from 7-9 p.m. will be a pedestrian-only night.
The illuminated journey features an awe-inspiring number of lights and light vignettes ranging from funny to dazzling along a 1/2-mile route. The drive-through light display lasts about 20 minutes.
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. You’ll need to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time slot.
Here is the registration schedule for the 2022 event:
Thursday, December 1 at 9 am
Reservations for Saturday, December 3, Sunday, December 4 and Monday, December 5
Monday, December 5 at 9 am
Reservations for Tuesday, December 6, Wednesday, December 7, Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10
Thursday, December 8 at 9 am
Reservations for Sunday, December 11, Monday, December 12, Tuesday, December 13, Wednesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 15
Monday, December 12 at 9 am Reservations for Friday December 16, Saturday December 17, Friday December 23, and Friday, December 30
Thursday, December 15 at 9 am
Reservations for Sunday, December 18, Tuesday, December 20, Wednesday, December 21, and Thursday, December 22
Monday, December 19 at 9 am
Reservations for Saturday, December 24, Saturday, December 31
Thursday, December 22 at 9 am
Reservations for Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, and Thursday, December 29
From December 3-7, you can bring new unwrapped toys to support the Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts Toy Drive.
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.
Looking for more holiday events in Portland? Here’s a full list: