Meier and Frank Santaland

Items from Meier and Frank Santaland on exhibit at OHS

December 6 – January 3, 2020

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Handicap Accessible Friendly

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Generations of Oregonians have fond memories of the downtown Portland Meier & Frank department store’s Santaland. A ride on the iconic Monorail and a chance to sit on Santa’s lap became a Christmas tradition for many families. Following the closure of Macy’s downtown store (which purchased Meier & Frank in 2005), a small number of items from Santaland were donated to the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Business Alliance. This holiday season, come visit the OHS Santaland display, featuring Santa’s chair, Rudolph, animatronic elves, and decorated Christmas trees! New this year is the addition of a model of the famous monorail.

Santa’s Returning to Santaland!

We’ve just received official word from the North Pole that Santa enjoyed his visit to Santaland during Holiday Cheer so much that he will be returning, from 12pm – 4pm, on the following dates:

Sunday, December 8 (also Holiday Cheer, and a free day!)
Saturday, December 14 (also Family Day, and a free day!)
Saturday, December 21

Admission to Santaland is FREE! Visitors are invited to take their own photos with St. Nick. Please tag your photos with #ohssantaland!

Meier and Frank 1976 Christmas display. CN 023668 bb006591

Meier and Frank 1976 Christmas display.

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