Christmas on the Coast 2022

Celebrate the holiday season in Portland, Texas, at the 4th annual Christmas on the Coast!Christmas on the Coast logo

About Christmas on the Coast

Christmas on the Coast is a month-long celebration of the Christmas holiday. The City of Portland decorates facilities with lights, garland, picture-worth decorations and Christmas tree. The City also hosts several family-friendly events for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are excited to announce the REAL Ice-Skating Rink is back! Check out the sections below to start planning your Christmas on the Coast. Don't forget to check out the GLOW & Trail of Lights tab!

  1. Events & Activities
  2. Ice-Skating Rink
  3. GLOW & Trail of Lights
  4. Parade of Lights

Trail of Lights 2022 - map available now! Click here:

  • GLOW Portland entry is now closed - Thank you to everyone who entered! 
  • Winners were announced! Visit the GLOW & Trail of Lights tab to see the results. 

Thursday, December 29

  • Smacking Axes at the Rink
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Aquatic Center parking lot by the Rink

Friday, December 30

  • Neon New Year
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Aquatic Center parking lot by the Rink

Completed Events & Activities 

Christmas Tree Forest

November 28 - December 5

Saturday, December 3

 - Holiday Farmers Market + Pooch-a-Palooza: Pet Pictures with Santa
        -   Pooch-A-Palooza is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 - Breakfast with Santa (2 sessions)
 - Tree Lighting Ceremony
 - Ice-Skating Rink opened at Joe Burke Pavilion after the tree lighting! Visit the Rink the next tab (right)

Sunday, December 4

Jingle Bell Rock Concert Series event - featuring The East & The Crow

Monday, December 5

Parade of Lights

Thursday, December 8

First Baptist Academy Choir Caroling at the Rink 

Saturday, December 10

Christmas in Portland

Sunday, December 11

Jingle Bell Rock Concert Series event - featuring Clarissa Serna (acoustic)

Tuesday, December 13

Santa at the Library

Friday, December 16

 - Illuminated Tinsel Trot 5K & Concert featuring Kyle Park

Saturday, December 17

Premiere Wrestling Show at the Rink

Sunday, December 18

Jingle Bell Rock Concert Series event - featuring The JonMikal Mrez Band  

Wednesday, December 21 

Candy Crane Drop & Inflatable Frenzy at the Rink

CANCELLED: Thursday, December 22

Christmas Extreme at the Rink

CANCELLED: Friday, December 23

Christmas Movie & Popcorn at the Rink