Keeping you informed about holiday events and attractions:
• A heads-up: Aaron Meyer had to cancel live holiday concerts, which he has performed for years (it would have been the 20th anniversary), but the "Aaron Meyer Christmas Special" will air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Thursday-Friday, Dec. 24-25, on FOX 12 (KPTV) and FOX 12+ (KPDX).
It features the rock violinist Meyer, The Brown Sisters, some of Meyer's violin students and more.
The event attracted sponsors, and good friend Ken Wright of KWCellars in Carlton offered his space to record the concert.
For more: www.AaronMeyer.com.
Show times are 10 p.m. Dec. 24 and 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 25 on KPTV and 8 p.m. Dec. 25 on KPDX.
• Reminder: Michael Allen Harrison, who puts on Christmas at The Old Church (this year, it was on TV), has produced a holiday show that can be streamed through Dec. 24. For tickets/info, see www.tickettomato.com.
He'll also be a guest performer on a streamed concert from The Grotto, through Dec. 31. Also see www.tickettomato.com for more.
• In Silverton, the Oregon Garden Resort has its own HGTV Christmas special, "You'll Be Home for Christmas," airing 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, on HGTV.
It follows real estate agent and Santa impersonator Albie Mushaney as he helps his client find their forever home in time for the holidays.
Lights at the Oregon Garden Resort are modified, taking the place of the popular Christmas in the Garden. The display includes many lights and familiar scenes, including the candy cane light tunnel. It's open nightly.
For more: www.oregongarden.org.
• For one night only, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, via livestream, Experience Theatre Project puts on "A Drunk Christmas Carol," an irreverent and interactive comedy event.
A classically trained theater troupe dives into a 2020 adaptation, by Artistic Director Alisa Stewart, of Scrooge's famous story. Two randomly chosen actors take five shots of a spirit selected in advance by the audience; they then attempt to read the script that won't be read before the show. Hilarity and mayhem could ensue.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can or $10 donation, and it can be viewed at www.experiencetheatreproject.org.
• Alberta Rose Theatre has adapted to producing and hosting online content and features upcoming holiday shows via its Portland Music Stream. Information can be found at www.albertarosetheatre.com.
The events: Magical Strings presents Celtic Yuletide, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16; 3 Leg Torso's "The Elves of North Frostland," 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19; "A Steele Family Christmas Concert," 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20; 14th annual "Storm Large Holiday Ordeal," 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.
• Something to enjoy online: Jim Brickman "Comfort & Joy At Home," 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, $40-$125, www.portland5.com.
• Featuring recordings from 2018 and '19 holiday shows, performer Tony Starlight will livestream a Christmas show, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, on his YouTube and Facebook page. For more: www.tonystarlight.com.
• Portland Youth Philharmonic puts on its "Virtual Concert-At-Christmas," 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at www.portlandyouthphil.org.
• The Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W Canyon Road, has extended hours for its drive-thru ZooLights display.
Additional time slots of 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m. and 10 p.m. have been added.
Reservations have been selling out. Book your time at www.oregonzoo.org.
It's open till Jan. 10 (except Christmas Day).
Other than the Christmas Ships Parade (see our cover story), another big holiday attraction you can still see (via drive-thru):
Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Jan. 2, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., www.winterwonderlandportland.com.
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