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Mircale of a Million Lights

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Mircale of a Million Lights

Mircale of a Million Lights

With the holiday season well upon us there are so many great places to go to foster your spirit via fantastic lights. From a cruise of the lights at PIR to SE PDX’s Peacock Lane to the Oregon Zoo for its Zoolights, the options are many. With a family of four, and two young kids onboard, I try to make it to as many of these things as possible (within reason). After all, kids are only young once. Yet, even sans kids, experiencing great holiday lights is both enjoyable and festive. And lets face it, unless your Clark Griswald, your house lights won’t really compare. So, in sifting through the options of those I’ve been to personally, I’m sharing my absolute favorite: Victorian Belle’s Miracle of a Million Lights. And while the overall location isn’t the very best, and on a crowded night parking can be a little tricky, this light show is well worth it. Plus, it’s close to the PIR cruise, so you can easily do both in one visit.
 

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Just a small portion of the exterior, lit grounds at the Victorian Belle. There’s a lot to see and explore here. Image Courtesy: victorianbelle.com

 
Outside and in, the holiday lights and decorations at the Victorian Belle mansion are simply stunning. It’s hard to imagine how much work goes into the effort here, but it’s not small. From the immaculately-decorated trees to the wreaths and character displays, well, it just goes on and on. It’s so complete that I have vowed to return in mid-May just to see what the place looks like far-removed from the holidays. Yet the Victorian Belle is much more than just decorations, rather, there are live performances, interior tours, Santa photos, heated outdoor movies, great food…a lot to choose from. Here’s a great quote from the Victorian Belle website that gives more perspective on the activities available (outside of a visit to just stroll around, which is well worth it on its own):

Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies or really enjoy the moment and indulge in our famous chocolate covered bacon and house cut caramel! While enjoying your food and refreshments, you can sit and be entertained with live musical performances by known performing artists, local choirs, musicians, groups and even dance crews. Stroll down the walkway to visit the heated outdoor movie theater and grab some popcorn and watch your Christmas Classics and more! Love S’mores – GREAT- You can even roast marshmallows by the fire with Rudolph! Mrs. Claus is eager and waiting to help the kiddos with a free craft project and you can even pet bunnies, turtles and if you are patient you might even catch a glimpse of your favorite superhero! From Model Railroads to beautiful lights, you will not be disappointed! Our fabulous staff are always all decked out in Christmas costumes and HUGE smiles to make your stay with us memorable! You are free to take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique ornaments and stocking stuffers. We cannot wait to see YOU!
 
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I think of this room as the “Central Holiday Room” at the Victorian Belle. Yet so many could be called this? Image Courtesy: victorianbelle.com

 

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Just one of the many interior, themed rooms to experience at the Victorian Belle mansion. Image Courtesy: victorianbelle.com

 

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A simpler, yet very classic room at the Victorian Belle. So cozy. Image Courtesy: victorianbelle.com

 

Important Details

Ready to visit the Victorian Belle mansion this holiday season? Here are the particulars. Yet most notable is that the 2017 holiday display, and all of the associate activities, don’t kick off until December 9th. Just a few days away, so consider yourself timely-informed! More details below:

Dates and Hours:

  • December 9th to the 23rd, 6pm to 10pm nightly
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    Admission:

  • $8.00 for adults (18-64)
  • $5.00 for students (4-17)
  • $4.00 for Seniors (65+)
  • Children 3 under are FREE!
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    Website:

  • wwww.victorianbelle.com
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    Contact:

  • For More information please contact Joe at: 503-970-0213
    or via email at: joe.thevictorianbelle@gmail.com
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