2020 is here! And it’s starting of with a bang. Portland is stacking up some family fun with musical events and lessons(think ukuleles), plays and a whole lot of fun on wheels. Read on to find out where you need to be to kick off the new year right with your fam.

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SE Portland

Check Out ZooZoo
Imago Theatre’s famous ZOOZOO is back! ZOOZOO bounds with glowing bug eyes, insomniac hippos, arrogant anteaters, introverted frogs, magical polar bears, acrobatic worms, self-touting accordions and tricky penguins fill the stage with wonder, awe and humor. Good for 3 years old and above. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Don’t Miss School-Out Skate
Get ready to toll with your kids! On select days off school, Oaks Park offers buy one, get one half off Afternoon Open Skate Session admission. What a great way to bond with your kiddo while working out the wiggles. Fri. Event Details.

Take an All Ages Ukulele Class at Belmont Library
Join Aaron for a fun-filled, rock n roll endings galore, beginner ukulele class! In this class all ages are welcome, although kids 10 years and older are most likely to learn how to play the ukulele. Aaron will bring 25 ukuleles, and you are welcome to bring your own as well! Sat. Event Details.

Watch MESMERICA 360 Portland
This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above. Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes. Sun. Event Details.

NE Portland

Head to Winter Village
The area’s only open-air ice skating experience brings the magic of the holidays to life with music, dining, shopping, and family fun. This outdoor ice skating rink transforms Jerry Willey Plaza, making it a seasonal family centerpiece in Hillsboro and the region. Fri. & Sound. Event Details.

SW Portland

Enjoy Kid’s Movie Night
Enjoy Live Music Fridays at the Oregon Golf Club while your kids have a whole lot of fun on their own? Take them to the Club for Kid’s Movie Night beginning at 6 p.m. every Friday starting January 3rd. Fri. Event Details.

Head to Portland Farmers Market at PSU
The farmers market on the Portland State University campus is open year-round, rain or shine on Saturdays. Since 1996, more than 100 vendors sell freshly harvested and carefully prepared foods. Chef demonstrations, market music and a lineup of food education events make this bustling market a special destination for families and friends gather to shop, eat, listen, learn and play. Sat. Event Details.

Check Out Rhapsody Potluck Jam
You are cordially invited to join us in PDX for a Rhapsody Potluck Jam! This will be an all ages, community event that’s just a little more structured than your average get together. By eating good food and playing fun songs, we’ll celebrate our personal, local, and ethnic heritage through cultural exchange. Sun. Event Details.

N Portland

Don’t Miss North Portland Tree Recycling

Troop 71 will again host four days of curbside wreath, tree, a garland drop-off or pick-up. For driveway pick-up: text or call 971-350-9910 with the best day (and time, if necessary). Then attach the suggested donation to your tree (make checks out to Troop 71, or ask for Venmo), and leave everything at the end of your driveway by 9 a.m. on the day of pick-up. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

— Annette Benedetti