Portland, OR. Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as one of the “Largest Holiday Light Shows West of the Mississippi,” the 29th annual Safeway Winter Wonderland features colorful light displays around every corner.

Saturday nights are busy and the display sold out on December 18th. Primetime hours can involve a 50+ minute wait.

Since 1993, over two million visitors have journeyed through Winter Wonderland as a festive tradition to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with families, friends, and social organizations.

Spectators enjoy the drive-through light show from the comfort of their own vehicles, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes along the way.

All proceeds from the event benefit Sunshine Division‘s year-round hunger relief efforts that provide thousands of free, nutritious meals to Portland families in need. The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance for qualifying Portlanders at an on-site food pantry and clothing rooms and through food box programs and a no-cost food bank.

Sunshine Division administrators explain, “We offer food assistance six days a week at our N Thompson location, five days a week at our SE Stark location, as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to people in need at any time. In addition to food relief, we also offer new and gently used clothing.”

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Here’s a promotional video about the light display:

From Safeway Winter Wonderland:

You can buy tickets to this year’s show here.


Monday – Thursday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday – Sunday, 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm

**Special Hours** Dec 20th – 26th: 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM

There are a few extra features this year like “Holiday Lights By GEICO.” If you can find the three Geckos hidden throughout the light show, you have a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

Visit HolidayLightsxGEICO.com to play.


Portland International Raceway
1940 N Victory Blvd
Portland, OR 97217

Best Times To See The Show

Beat the rush and enjoy the light show at your own pace! Weekends are always popular times, as is the week of Christmas. To avoid the crowds, plan on attending the Safeway Winter Wonderland, powered by Advantis Credit Union, in early December, or during weeknights.