Bridgeport Village Announces 2012 Holiday Events Schedule

Bridgeport Village, Portland’s premier shopping and dining destination, has released its 2012 holiday events schedule. The season will kick off on November 12th with the tree illuminated on November 23rd.
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Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Bridgeport Village, Portland’s premier shopping and dining destination, has released its 2012 holiday events schedule.  The season will kick off on November 12th with the arrival of a locally grown 40-foot Christmas tree from Washougal, Washington with the tree illuminated on November 23rd at the popular “Light up the Night” event and concert.

Other highlights include;  the return of the popular Ducks vs. Beavers pep rally event on November 21st,  a solar-powered train, an impressive array of live trees, garland and holiday décor and of course, Santa, in his house sponsored by the Professional Remodelers Organization.  This year will also feature “25 days of Joy” leading up to Christmas with various events and activities each day.  One of the 25 days of joy will be a visit from live reindeer on December 22nd.

Ducks vs. Beavers Pep Rally
Duck and Beaver fans are invited to join cheerleaders and dancers from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University to start cheering for their favorite team in anticipation of the big game. Bridgeport Village will host the ultimate pep rally with activities and contests for the entire family including photo opportunities with Benny the Beaver and Puddles the Duck, live music, face painting and great prizes.  Additionally, there will also be a raffle to win tickets to the Civil War game on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 21
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The Beatniks Holiday Concert
Bridgeport Village will host local band, The Beatniks, for the annual Light up the Night holiday concert under the gazebo in center court. During intermission at 7pm, Santa will arrive aboard the Bridgeport Express Train to light the live, locally grown 40 foot Holiday Tree and will be available for photos in his new house, built by the Home Builders Association Professional Remodelers Organization.
Friday, November 23
6-8 p.m.

All aboard the Bridgeport Express
Holiday shoppers will be invited to climb aboard the 35-passenger, solar-operated holiday train and ride it to their destinations in Bridgeport Village. The Bridgeport Express is a 40-foot-long trackless passenger train with four-foot wide cars to accommodate children and adults. Rides are free and available for riders of all ages.
Daily: Friday, November 23 – Friday December 21
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.

Photos with Santa
Children are invited to visit Santa in his home built by the Home Builders Association Professional Remodelers Organization in center court. In addition to posing for holiday photos, Santa will give away candy canes and coloring books. For more information on photo packages and pricing, visit
Daily: Friday, November 23 – Friday, December 23
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, December  24

Bridgeport Village Holiday Events, 2

Breakfast with Santa
Kids and families are invited to join Santa for one of two breakfasts in support of local non-profit organizations. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa will be $10 per person and include delicious food, entertainment with Radio Disney, a visit with Santa and lots of fun. All ticket sales will benefit a charity of the hosting restaurant’s choice. Seating is limited. Visit to purchase tickets beginning November 1, 2011.
    Location TBD
Saturday, December 8
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
    California Pizza Kitchen
Saturday, December 15
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Festival of Music
Bridgeport Village will host local youth choirs and bands throughout the month of December. The performances will take place under the gazebo and feature choirs from surrounding school districts and community groups. Interested groups should contact Max Radi at 503-968-8940 for more information.
Santa “Paws” Pet Photo Event
Pets will be invited to have their photos taken with Santa in center court.  
Wednesday, December 5 and 12
5-7 p.m.

Bridgeport Hosts 25 Days of Joy
Live Reindeer Highlight festivities
New for 2012, Bridgeport will host unique events on each of the 25 days “of joy’ leading up to Christmas.  Many unique activities are planned, one of the most popular will be a visit by live reindeer on Saturday December 22nd. Check out Bridgeport-village/events for a full calendar of events.
   Live Reindeer Visit
   Saturday December 22, 2012
   12-4 located in Center Court.

About Bridgeport Village: Bridgeport Village is the Portland area’s premier shopping destination. Bridgeport consists of more than 70 fine shops and services, including 11 restaurants and an 18-screen Regal Cinema with I-Max auditorium. Shoppers are treated to premium services, such as valet parking and an onsite concierge. Bridgeport Village is conveniently located just off I-5 at exit 290 in Tualatin.

About CenterCal Properties
In 2004, Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy formed CenterCal Properties, LLC, to develop and acquire fine retail properties throughout the western United States. CenterCal is well-known for building destinations that become the favorite gathering place for communities. CenterCal properties owns and operates Bridgeport Village near Portland, Oregon;  Station Park in Farmington, Utah; BlackHawk Plaza in San Ramon, California; Cascade Station mixed-used development near Portland’s International Airport; Nyberg Woods in West Portland; and new development Meridian Town Square, in Boise, Idaho. For more information on these and other CenterCal projects visit
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