The holiday season is a beautiful way to wind down the year with family and friends. There are so many festive events happening this month all throughout the state of Oregon, so we decided to round up a few of our favorite holiday events and pair them with the perfect Voyage product to fit the mood.

Holiday Events Happening In Oregon

The Nutcracker at Oregon Ballet Theatre


Is there anything more festive than seeing The Nutcracker performed live? The elaborate costumes and stage decor, talented dancers, and classic storyline comes together in a perfect holiday tradition. The Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon’s most famous ballet troupe, has performed The Nutcracker for the past 14 years and will be sure to not disappoint. Tickets start at just $23 and the show runs from December 9th to 24th.

Pair with Voyage Blue Dream. Blue Dream is a relaxing strain with just enough of a cerebral high to really enjoy the creativity behind a live performance. This strain is excellent for focus, keeping your attention on the beautiful show ahead of you all night.

Festival of Lights at the Grotto 


The Grotto is an Oregon treasure that sees 300,000 visitors each year. Historically a Catholic shrine, The Grotto invites visitors of all faiths and lifestyles to come and enjoy its beautiful architecture and 62-acre botanical garden. Every holiday season for the last 30 years, The Grotto produces the Christmas Festival of Lights. Open every night from 5:00-9:30pm until December 30th, you can walk and enjoy the magnificent display of colorful holiday lights and duck into one (or more) of the five music concerts they host each evening. Tickets are $11 for general admission and the event is completely family friendly, with children under two years old getting free admission.

Pair with Voyage Wappa. Wappa is an intense strain whose high comes on quickly but won’t drag you down. It’s the perfect strain for relaxed walking and fully enjoying the bright festive lights surrounding you.

Christmas Ship Parade


Every year, light adorned ships take to the Williamette and Columbia Rivers for 15 nights of Christmas Ship Parade fun. Between December 1st and 21st, you can see beautiful ships from two different fleets on display. Bundle up with a thermos of hot chocolate outside or make a dinner reservation with a view of the river to get a front row view of the show. You can even meet the crew and owners of these boats on Saturday, December 16th from 8-10pm and Sunday, December 17th from 2-4:30pm. Come say hello and see the boats up close, all right outside of the Riverplace Hotel.

Enjoy a little Voyage Blueberry Silvertip before you head to the river. This strain will give you a nice and happy high that will have you feeling relaxed, but not sedated. It’s a great conversation strain, ideal for a nice dinner with people you love along the beautiful river.

Zoolights Festival


Get back in touch with the kid inside at the Zoolights Festival at the Portland Zoo! The zoo opens up the grounds from 5-9pm every night and fills the park with over one million twinkle lights. If you’re bringing the whole family, you can all enjoy a puppet show and the zoo’s holiday train. There are hot drinks served and all sorts of holiday decorations to explore. Tickets for adults are $10.50 and children tickets are $7.50.

Pair it with Voyage Purple Trainwreck, a creative and happy strain perfect for this event. This strain is a great for daytime creativity or productivity, but it works great at night too when you want to be alert and active.

Twist Your Dickens at The Armory


This one is for adults only. Spend a night laughing over the hilarious Portland tradition “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens”. This show is performed by the legendary comedy troupe The Second City and puts a comedic twist on a Christmas classic. You’ll enjoy funny holiday-themed improv, motivated and influenced by audience participation. Since it’s an improv show, you’ll never see the same performance twice! This show is performed Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm until December 31st, with matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, and matinees at noon on Thursdays. Tickets start at $30.

Pair it with Voyage Agent Orange. This strain creates a strong buzz that is uplifting, energetic, and mood enhancing all at the same time. It’s a great choice for a night of laughing and relaxation.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Over The Pacific


Start the new year off right with a beautiful display of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean. This one is technically right over the border in Washington, but Oregonians always make the commute for this event. Enjoy dinner and drinks by the water and then set up camp on the Long Beach boardwalk by midnight to enjoy a five minute firework display. What could be a better way to ring in 2018?

Pair it with Voyage Tahoe OG Kush. This strain is a heavy hitter that comes with a heavy body high mixed with a sativa-like energy kick. It will bring a serious head high quickly, allowing your mind to wander and think back on all of the memories from 2017 and your hopes for 2018.