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HOLIDAYS

It’s time for holiday celebrations! Some highlighted things:

Pittock Mansion

The mansion’s 23 rooms, hallways and grand staircase will be decorated with reindeer, angels, lords-a-leaping and other adornments for this year’s music-themed exhibit, “Celebrating Christmas Carols.” Musicians will play regularly in the mansion’s Music Room. Decorating takes place this weekend, but the festive mansion opens Nov. 19.

11 a.m. each day, Nov. 19-Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas), Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive, $9.50 adults, $8.50 seniors (65-older), $6.50 youth (6-18)

Jubitz Winter Wonderland

It’s the 20th edition at Portland International Raceway, the Northwest’s largest drive-through holiday light show. Close to 100,000 people tour each year. Highlights: “12 Days of Christmas,” Santa jumping down an 84-foot ski slope, reindeer flying over your car, giant colorful poinsettia arch.

5 p.m. each day, Nov. 22-Dec. 31, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., www.globaleventsgrouppdx.com, $16 per car

ZooLights

The Oregon Zoo, supported by Fred Meyer and Toyota, will feature its lights display for the 25th year. A record 193,000 people visited last year, enjoying the Zoo’s life-size animal silhouettes, moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and light-bedecked train. A new feature is a magical walk through an illuminated forest, with purple rope lighting and Cool Neon tube lights lending the scene an otherworldly glow — keep an eye out for the 3-D ladybugs.

5 p.m. each day, Nov. 23-Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24-25), Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, www.oregonzoo.org, $12.50 adults, $11 seniors (65-older), $9.50 children (3-11)

Macy’s Holiday Parade

There’ll be 26 inflatable floats, student marching bands and 500 costumed characters, with a highlight being two new helium inflatable stars floats.

9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, downtown Portland (starting at Northwest Park and Davis Street), www.macys.com, free

Christmas tree lighting

The 75-foot tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square has been provided by Stimson Lumber Co., and it’ll be lit at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23; this year’s event features a holiday sing-a-long featuring Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini and others. Before that, Santa arrives in Portland at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, to lead a family friendly procession down Southwest Morrison Street to Pioneer Place.

America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar

Scores of hand-crafted ornaments, decorations and gifts are part of the 31st annual event, with 1,000 booths. The Oregon Humane Society will be there, hoping to find homes for pets.

10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.expochristmasbazaar.com, $7, $6 seniors, $3 kids (12-17)

STAGE

“Pinkalicious: The Musical

Oregon Children’s Theatre is putting on its smash hit from a year ago. It’s a sweet story about a girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns pink.

2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, through Dec. 9, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.ticketmaster.com, $18-$30 adults, $15-$26 children

“Christmas on Broadway

Broadway Rose concludes its 2012 season of “Great Escapes” with Rick Lewis’ new holiday musical revue, as four wide-eyed wannabe actors are snowbound in a Broadway theater on New Year’s Eve. With a few trunks filled with costumes, props and set pieces, they live out a shared holiday dream of starring on Broadway.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and three days in December, Nov. 23-Dec. 23, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard, www.broadwayrose.org, starting at $30

MISC.

Winter Weather Forecast Conference

The Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society will put on its 20th conference, as Northwest experts give their prognostications on what the 2012-13 weather will be like. Will El Niño arrive? Experts include: Steve Pierce, Mark Nelsen, Clinton Rockey, Kyle Dittmer, George Taylor and Jim Little.

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon, free

Rajneeshpuram: An Oregon Experience”

Oregon Public Broadcasting revisits an interesting time in Oregon history — in the early 1980s, when the disciples of an Indian spiritual leader precipitated a storm of angry conflicts in Central Oregon.

Today, any discussion of “Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh” can still ignite the emotions of people who found themselves in the thick of things in Wasco and Jefferson counties.

The original production show will first be aired at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 on OPB-TV.