Tienken’s Take – Edition 12 December 2022

In This Issue… Home Hacks for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! With only a week left before Christmas, you may be scrambling to get everything done in time for guests. Here are a few hacks to help you get your home ready and feeling festive!

01 Scent Your Air Filter With Essential Oils

02 Create a Simmer Pot Jar to Have On Hand

03 Create an Emergency Gift Stash

04 Make a Garland Out of Holiday Cards

05 Deep Clean Guest Rooms

06 Add Fresh Flowers and Greenery

07 And most importantly… remember to take time for yourself!



Until December 30th: The Grotto’s Festival of Lights A massive holiday display featuring indoor concerts, living history, family entertainment, Christmas-themed puppet shows, life-size nativity scene, and more. It is a walk through event, so be prepared to walk a quarter mile through the decor. It’s open from 4:30 – 9:30 PM.

Location: The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St. Portland, OR 97220

Until December 31st: Lightopia: Hillsboro’s Free Drive-Through Light Display It is open Sun. through Thurs. from 5:00-9:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 5:00-10:00 PM On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, it is open from 5:00-8:00 PM and is closed on Christmas Day. December 19th from 7:00-9:00 PM will be a pedestrian-only night. Reservations are required.

Location: Gordon Faber Recreation Complex, 4450 NE Century Blvd. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Until December 31st: Winter Wonderland: Drive-Through Light Show – Proceeds benefit the Sunshine Division. You’ll enjoy the show from the comfort of your car, viewing colorful light sets and many animated scenes. Hours are Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday – Sunday 4:30 – 11:00 PM, and special hours December 16th – 25th 4:30 – 11:00 PM.

Location: Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd. Portland, OR 97217

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