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Hayride to tree fields to choose from a variety of cultured firs and pines.
The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House will be offering Holiday Photo Day — bring your family to the House for a portrait by photographer Brenda Eley. Brenda is offering a special rate of $35 for a print portrait package and $40 for a digital image you can use to order holiday cards. The House will be fully decorated, a stunning backdrop for your family pictures. And this is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so if you have the whole clan in town for the weekend, bring them down!
This indoor market is one of the greatest holiday traditions in the area. The weekly outdoor Farmers Market moves inside to avoid the winter weather, but all the vibrant, fresh, and hale foods offered remain (seasonally) available. Fun ambiance, lots of cheer, and a great activity that offers a good time for the whole family!
This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the area providing shoppers with one-of-a-kind special and unique gifts. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and much more. Live music, interactive displays, and fun for the whole ... Visit Website
The Festival of Trees features fifty elaborately decorated and uniquely themed trees. Dickens Village with gift and craft vendors, Candy Cane Forest, Storybook Mimes, and Storybook Theatre, as well as "Under the Tree" children's shopping. A great holiday event with something for everyone.
Come and see the marvelous holiday Gingerbread Village, and share the fun with your family and friends this season! Open for viewing during regular hours, this festive treat for the eyes provides wonder and joy to each and every visitor.
To celebrate the holidays, bring in your treasured family pet to Valley River Center for a Christmas photo with Santa! All animals must be on a leash please.
Create photography-inspired works of art influenced by the museum’s collection. Students will learn how to create photo transfers, develop “cyanotype” sun prints, polaroids and more! Great for all ages.
Exhibit of hundreds of Nativity displays from around the world and live music from local musicians. Family friendly; Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
The lights have been hung and Santa has arrived at the Fifth Street Public Market! Festivities abound with large group vocal choirs, youth a capella group, Eugene Youth Ballet, jazz ensemble, and carolers performing throughout the market. Take a photo with Santa by Blue Bus Creatives, and enjoy food, surprises, and revelry along with holiday and Christmas cheer.
One campus, two museums, free admission! The MNCH and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission on the first Friday of every month.
Watch some incredible local talent perform this holiday variety show! From tap dancing elephants to Laurel and Hardy, and angels to a Christmas caterpillar, it will be a thoroughly enjoyable festive evening under the big top in Florence.
This stage version of the beloved movie by Frank Capra is a holiday classic for your entire family. This faithful adaptation remains true to the spirit of the original film and has all your favorite characters: George Bailey, Mary, Clarence the angel, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter.
Celebrate the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Festival in downtown Oakridge. Enjoy carolling, holiday snacks, hay rides, and a gift giveaway as well!
This weekend the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be hosting “A Walk With Dinosaurs” in honor of the exciting new film "Walking With Dinosaurs"! Prizes, fun, and free admission for everyone.
Breakfast with Santa will be hosted by Applebees in Eugene. Included with the ticket price is a short stack of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, beverages and a personal visit at your table with Santa to spread some Christmas cheer. This holiday event is a benefit for Lane County United Soccer Academy.
Come join us for a holiday breakfast in the Food Court. There will be entertainment, a gift to treasure, and a yummy breakfast for kids 10 and under. Once the dining is over, the kids will get to watch Santa arrive at the mall and then parade him to his throne to visit and get a Christmas keepsake photo. Parents will enjoy complimentary Cinnabons and coffee as the fun continues. This benefit for Food For Lane County is sponsored by KEZI 9 News and Hole In The Wall BBQ.
Celebrate the start of Christmas in Cottage Grove with the tree lighting at Trailhead Park. Then head into the Historic Downtown District and participate in the scavenger hunt, get your picture taken with Santa, visit the winter wonderland, and lots more!
The Eugene Concert Choir presents Handel's magnificent and enduring Messiah, the quintessential component of choral Christmas repertoire. Featuring four professional soloists and the Oregon Mozart Players, this performance will be a wonderful begining to the holiday and Christmas season.
The day of the Springfield Holiday Parade begins with this annual treat, a seasonal and Christmas themed concert from Oregon Tuba Ensemble. First come, first seated. Enjoy the music and then walk over to the parade route and join the winter celebration!
Come rain or shine and enjoy the magic of the season with the Springfield Holiday Parade, one of the longest running in Oregon! This local celebration has something for everyone in the family to enjoy, with lights, music, interactive floats and Santa of course! Embrace the cold and warm up with the abundant festive holiday and Christmas cheer that the parade provides each year.
Bring the family for this leisurely walk in the woods followed by cozy fireside nature tales and seasonal crafts in the Hendricks Park shelter. Warm up for the holiday and Christmas season with this accessible and joyful afternoon romp.
Northwest Christian University is pleased to present their 11th annual community Christmas concert, Experience Christmas. Directed by Karen De Young, this vocal celebration of the holidays will warm up your spirit this season.
The Applegate Regional Theater (ART, Inc), will perform the holiday tale “A Christmas Memory” in reader’s theater format. After the show, The Dreamers, a local singing group, will give a short concert of classic seasonal music to cap off the evening.
This seasonal holiday concert celebrates 80 years of musical excellence for the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, formerly known as Arts Umbrella. Come watch and support the talent and determination of these younger, musically gifted students as they begin their journeys to classical melodic expertise.
Dandelions Flowers and Gifts is hosting a book-signing with local author Bob Welch for his new children's book “The Keyboard Kitten.” Come to meet the author and pick up your must-have signed copy of this endearing children’s book that blends childlike imagination with all things Oregon, just in time for the Christmas season.
Explore, observe, and be inspired by the surrounding natural beauty of our wetlands during this educational and exciting journey. Pack water, bring a small snack and wear sturdy shoes for this informative outdoor trek.
This seasonal holiday concert celebrates 80 years of musical excellence for the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, formerly known as Arts Umbrella. Support the talent and finesse of these musically gifted students and embrace the beauty of live classical melodies.
The light parade is a great chance to get out on a chilly winter evening this holiday season and enjoy the creatively decorated fire trucks, cars, floats and other brightly adorned vehicles as they wind through downtown Veneta. Celebrate the event with your family and friends, and spread the cheer and joy!
Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation (HPAF), in cooperation with Hosanna Dance Studio, is honoring all Veterans and Active Duty personel and their immediate families with a free VIP preview showing at the final dress rehearsal of the Ballet. “Adventures in Narnia”, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic work "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", will feature a large cast of community dancers from multi-talented students of various ages to performing arts instructors. Founded and directed by Tiese Morgan... Visit Website
Enjoy the displays of lighted floats, animals, automobiles and more at the Annual Light Parade. This celebration will bring that festive holiday and Christmas spirit through the city center, spreading warmth and cheer to all as each float passes. Come and see what fun the annual parade brings each and every year, and share the joy with family and friends!
Join us for some festive winter themed activities and crafts to celebrate the holidays. Activities include face painting, a winter concert preformed by students, silent auction with donations from over 100 businesses, concessions, raffle, and a bake sale.
This is family-oriented show that features trained pets rescued from shelters across the country. These pets have been transformed into Las Vegas Superstars where they perform frequently on the Las Vegas Strip. The show includes circus-style acrobats, juggling, magic, comedy but most impressive are the thirty trained animals that consist of dogs, house cats and even mice and geese! For pet lovers of all ages, come bring the entire family for a great evening of entertainment.
Make holiday gifts, ride the Willamalane train, take pictures with Santa and meet his live reindeer! Join Mrs. Claus in the kitchen for a warm beverage and cookies, and don't forget to wear your most festive holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes.
Wanderlust has established itself as the premiere all-ages circus operation in Portland and is helmed by Noah Mickens and Nick "The Creature" Harbar. Drawing from a roster of performers, designers and technicians, the show presents acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, stilt dancers, trick ropers, jugglers and jazz-bos, crooners and clowns, all at one amazing event!
“Adventures in Narnia”, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic work "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", will feature a large cast of community dancers from multi-talented students of various ages to performing arts instructors. Founded and directed by Tiese Morgan, creative director and owner of Hosanna Dance Studio, the show’s unique choreography and art direction is overseen by Morgan, Nicole Elliott, and Brenda DeCock.
The Unitarian Universalist Church Chamber Singers and Byrdsong Renaissance Consort will perform the musical melodies for this unique holiday event. Directed by Tom Sears, the program will feature sacred and secular music from the 15th and 16th centuries drawn from the British Isles. Byrdsong Renaissance Consort will be playing a variety of period instruments including strings, recorders, flute, and harpsichord. The program will also include new settings of seasonal texts written by living compos... Visit Website
Bring the family and enjoy a breakfast with Santa as Christmas and the holidays draw near! Fresh fruit, assorted breakfast breads, scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast, chocolate milk, coffee and all the traditional treats will be included. Fun and festive seasonal crafts and activities will be available for the little ones while they dine. Reservations recommended.
A gingerbread competition for all ages, hosted by DesignSpring, an organization of emerging design professionals. Celebrate the holiday season with delicious designs, marvel at amazing displays, and browse for fabulous goods this winter!
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House! Enjoy twinkling lights and holiday refreshments, and browse the museum store for unique gift ideas. Admission is free all weekend.
Eugene’s most elegant holiday teas are at held here, and feature scones, sweets, savories, and more. Tickets are limited and sell quickly so reserve a spot today and celebrate in style. Recomended for ages 8 and up please.
Using photographs, learn basic techniques to create a personalized seasonal greeting card for friends and family. Bring a microtip pen and a favorite nature photo, as well as some of your favorite art materials, and get ready to have fun! This holiday workshop requires pre-registration as space is limited.
As a gift to the community this holiday and Christmas season, have a fun-filled day at the Science Factory Museum free of charge for everyone in the family! Explore the many activities on hand, then tour the Exhibit Hall and the Exploration Dome for a day filled with excitement.
Students of the University of Oregon's Suzuki Strings Program, ages 4-10, will celebrate the holiday season by performing on violin, viola, and cello.
This all-ages performance of the classic Nutcracker ballet is abridged for a younger holiday audience, with "Kingdom of the Sweets" and favorite variations highlighted in the production. A crowd-pleasing holiday mainstay, the ballet is a fundraiser for the non-profit Pacific Classical Ballet Foundation. The Foundation provides performance opportunities for aspiring dancers, outreach programs which introduce ballet to rural school children, sponsors master classes with nationally and internationa... Visit Website
The wonder and joy of the holidays shines bright during this annual celebration for the community to enjoy. Gather and watch the "Parade of Lights", see Santa, enjoy treats and activities, and create a great memory together. Don't forget to stop in at the Grange for the Annual Chili Feed as well, and warm up a bit with some homestyle comfort food! Donations to the Coburg Food Pantry graciously accepted.
Don't miss this heartwarming concert full of musical hits for the holiday season! Joined by the Dance Theatre of Oregon, the choir will offer fun renditions of traditional and favorite Christmas and holiday carols and songs. Before the show begins, enjoy some festive hot spiced wassail, cookies, and a carol sing-along accompanied by the Oregon Tuba Ensamble in the Hult Center lobby.
The Community Chorus of Florence will take listeners "Home for the Holidays" at a special matinee performance. A guest performance by the Siuslaw Elementary School Choir and the Flotones will be featured for seasonal and Christmas cheer as well.
To celebrate the holiday and Christmas season, make your reservation for this special three course dinner with Santa at Maru! A fundraiser for Holt international Adoption, the dinner will feature non-traditional delicious fare and a memorable setting for an early festive feast.
Enjoy Clara’s journey in the dazzling fantasy world of the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. OrchestraNEXT will perform Tchaikovsky’s luscious score.