December 4th - December 8th, 2019 | Pioneer Courthouse Square | Portland, Oregon

Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.


The 2019 Holiday Ale FestFacts

On this page, you'll find the FestFacts, which include location/maps, admission/costs, designated driver information and hours of operation for the 2019 Holiday Ale Festival.

Holiday Ale Festival Location

As always, the Holiday Ale Festival is taking place in the heart of downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse Square. For those not familiar with downtown Portland, the address and a map link are below:

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

Directly on the MAX transit line!

The Festival also includes on-site food, festival merchandise and more!

Holiday ale Festival Location Map

Click the map for a larger full-color version.


  • No GLASSWARE permitted per Portland PD - If you have glassware, you will need to remove it from the premises or check it at the CCA Coat Check
  • ALL BAGS are subject to search before entering
  • Pioneer Square is a 100% Smoke Free Venue - This includes E-pen free, Vape Free and yes, Marijuana free
  • All outside water bottles / sports bottles must be empty before entering

Admission & Costs

*FREE* re-admission into the Festival all 5 days with wristband and current year's glass.

The 2019 Advance VIP and GA ticket packages are no longer available. Standard general admission tickets are available at the door.

NOTICE: Onsite ticket and merchandise sales are CASH ONLY.
Those that are VISIBLY INTOXICATED will not be served.

To enter and taste beers, the purchase of an initial tasting package is required. The package includes a souvenir glass, 12 beer tickets and costs $40 at the door (CASH ONLY). Those that are VISIBLY INTOXICATED will not be served.

Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Previous years' mugs/glasses cannot be used and will not be filled; however, current year glasses can be reused on subsequent visits within the same yearly festival.

We feature Govino glasses, rather than traditional plastic mugs. All Govino glasses are made from a flexible BPA-free polymer, which properly showcases all types of beers. Govino products are shatter proof, recyclable and reusable.

A "taster" size pour of beer requires one ticket (a few limited release and special tapping beers require 2+ tickets). A full glass of beer requires four tickets (some limited release and special tappings may not be available in full glass pours, or may require additional tickets).

The festival stops pouring beer 30 minutes prior to the posted closure time. Beer ticket sales and festival entry stops 45 minutes prior to the posted closure time.

This is a 21+ event! Those that are VISIBLY INTOXICATED will not be served. No minors are allowed, including infants. No pets are permitted (except ADA).

As always, ALL TICKETS, both admission and beer, expire on the last day of the event. Past year's tickets are not valid at future events. Tickets have no refundable cash value.

Designated Drivers

All festival attendees pay the admission fee to enter the festival, whether drinking or not. There is no designed driver ticket option this year, as the festival is unable to fully enforce the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) rules that designated drivers do not consume alcohol while at the event. The drink tickets provided with admission may also be redeemed for root beer, bottled water and cheese. Fortunately, the festival is located on TriMet Light Rail and has a partnership with Lyft that works for all existing riders, with a portion of every ride donated to the Children's Cancer Association. Cheers!

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