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Try This: Zoolights, Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Show

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Nocturnal creatures

ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo showcases a winter wonderland of more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights through Monday. Food and beverages are available to buy; all transactions are cashless. The zoo gift shop will be open. Masks are required for guests aged 5 years and older. Nonrefundable tickets are $24 for ages 12 and up or $19 for ages 2 to 11. Kids under 2 are free. Buy tickets online (no walk-up sales) at

The right to fight

The Historic Trust presents “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII,” at the Artillery Barracks, 600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver, on display until Jan. 15. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and until 7 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for adults or free for children 12 and under. For details, visit or call 360-992-1800. Masks are required.

New Year revelry

DosAlas on Vancouver’s waterfront will host a New Year’s Eve celebration from 9:30 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday featuring Las Vegas DJ Skyler Madison, a special menu prepared by Chef Brian Cooper and cocktails. Tickets range from $50 to $150 per person based on seating. Make reservations at

Track lighting

The Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Show at the Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, is the largest holiday light show west of the Mississippi. It will stay open through Saturday. Buy tickets online; no drive-up tickets will be sold. Prices range from $46 for cars to $150 for buses. Proceeds benefit hunger relief efforts. Get details at or call 503-823-2329.

The royal treatment

The Portland Art Museum presents Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, an exhibit about the favored wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. On loan from the Museo Egizio in Italy, the exhibit, running through Jan. 16, immerses visitors in the world of ancient Egypt, including Nefertari’s burial chamber and 220 works of art. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and free for ages 17 and under. Masks are required. Buy tickets at or call 503-226-2811.


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