I'm in the mood this year for a whole Dickensian extravaganza - of which there seeems to be no shortage this year downtown.
Perchance there will even be a goose!
After the Pioneer Courthouse tree lighting ceremony Friday - be sure to check out the Dickens Carolers Saturday afternoon as your hitting the shops.
In the Armory - Portland's Center Stage has the annual real deal - A Christmas Carol runs from November 24 to December 27.
Next week at Keller Auditorim it's the Sat Pacific Lutheran University's Christmas Choral and Orchestral Concert - December 5.
On Dec. 2 - the tents will warm up with the rosy glow of revelers chugging the winter brews at the Holiday Ale Festival. Brewers have put together 40 Belgians, Barleywines, Porters and Stouts to offset the cold and wet.