2023 Christmas Dinner

Annual Christmas Dinner


(Tear Down and Final Cleanup positions are also still open. All other positions are filled – Thank you for your support!)

Baked Goods Needed – Click to Learn More

Christmas at the Art Museum

Each year Potluck in the Park, in partnership with the Portland Art Museum, hosts an annual free Christmas Dinner.

This year our dinner will be served on Christmas EVE
Sunday, December 24th

Noon – 3pm

Location: Portland Art Museum

Santa Claus

You are invited to join us for Potluck in the Park’s annual holiday tradition. In partnership with the Portland Art Museum for the 9th year we will be serving our free Christmas Dinner in the Art Museum’s Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom. We are expecting close to 1000 guests to join us. Serving hours will be noon to 3:00pm on Christmas EVE, Sunday, the 24th.

As always, we will serve a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings accompanied by live music from some of Portland’s finest jazz musicians. Santa Claus will be back this year for photos with guests after missing last year.

We will spend the day before turning what is already a beautiful ballroom into a Christmas wonderland with a tree, pipe and drape surrounding the room and wreaths, fresh garland and poinsettias from our wholesale florist and nursery friends.



Potluck in the Park welcomes donations of homemade or commercial non-perishable pies and cakes for our Christmas Day Dinner and cookies and pastries for our Sidewalk Coffee & Pastry Cafe out front. You can bake yourself or purchase, or maybe ask your local coffee shop or bakery for a donation of their Christmas Eve leftovers.

We also need No-Sugar, Low Sugar and Gluten Free desserts and fresh bananas for our diabetic and “dentally challenged” guests.

If you can help, please confirm via email to xmasbakedgoods@potluckinthepark.org. We aren’t able to do this signup through the Hands On process. If you are bringing pies or cakes, please indicate how many.

IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFO! In order to reduce confusion on the day of the dinner we ask that all baked goods be delivered the day before, on Saturday, the 23rd between 10am and 4pm when we will be setting up and decorating. Please bring them directly to the Portland Art Museum.