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Portland’s Christmas Street

12/16/2015, 3:52 p.m.
Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas since 1929. On Peacock Lane, between Southeast Belmont ...
The holiday lights of Peacock Lane, between Southeast Belmont and Stark, has been known as Portland’s Christmas Street since 1929.

Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas since 1929. On Peacock Lane, between Southeast Belmont and Stark, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

A popular Portland tradition, the crowds can get quite thick. It is wise to park several blocks away and walk, rather than drive through the area.

Peacock Lane does not charge an admission fee. The lights are displayed through Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with pedestrian-only nights scheduled from Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 20. In the event of additional, unplanned closures by Portland Police due to large crowds, updates will be posted on peacocklane.org.