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December 2016

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  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    8:00am to 9:00am
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    8:00am to 9:00am

    $20/person. By reservation only. Limited seats available.Create fond memories with your little ones this holiday season.Enjoy a ride on the Carousel with Santa, a delicious breakfast buffet, plus a small gift and a special visit & photo with Santa. ​
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    9:00am to 5:00pm

    December 10, 9am-5pm and Dec. 11, 9am-3pm. Adults $6. Children 12 & under free. Free parking. buy, sell, trade. guns, knives, ammunition. Lot's of collector items.
    Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center
    520 S. Pacific Hwy. W
    Rickreall, OR 97371
    503-623-3048
    www.co.polk.or.us/fair/gun-show-16

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 10:00am
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 10:00am

    Salem Saturday Market presents Holiday marke. Jackman Long and Columbia Hall buildings at the Oregon Fairgrounds. Free parking. Over 250 artisans, Santa's Village, 4 entertainment stages, a tree decorating contest, 2nd annual gingerbread house contest, hourly door prizes & gift basket raffle, kids corner, balloon artist & face painting. December 10 & 11, 2016. Saturday 10 am-6 pm & Sunday 10 am-4pm. $4 Admission (kids under 12 free). 
    State Fairgrounds, Jackman Long & Columbia Hall
    2330 17th St. NE 
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-8264
    www.salemsaturdaymarket.com

     

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Silver Falls Christmas Festival
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    11:00am to 4:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    Join in various country Christmas-time crafts: make a wreath, a gingerbread house, cards, and ornaments. Learn how the park changes during the winter. Enjoy storytelling and live music. The event is free, but the usual $5 day-use parking fee applies. 
    Silver Falls State Park
    South Falls Lodge 
    20024 Silver Falls HWY SE 
    Sublimity, OR 97385
    503-874-0201
    www.silverfallsstatepark.wordpress.com/category/christmas-festival

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    This will be a sing along of holiday songs and other popular songs from long ago.Refreshments served.This 1903 Victorian House is being restored and will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. 
    Historic Brown House 
    425 N First Ave.
    Stayton, OR 97383
    503-769-8860
    www.brownhouse.org

  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
    Downtown Salem
  • Coria Estates
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Winter might be around the corner, but that's no reason to stop the music. Brian Bergstrom will be here December 10 for some smooth tunes. Join us won't you?
    Coria Estates Tasting Room
    8252 Redstone Ave.
    Salem, OR 97306
    503-363-0525
    www.coriaestates.com

  • Christmas in the Garden
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.  Holiday Express tram, artisan vendors, holiday beverages, festive music & carolers, fire pits and photos with Santa. Admission: $5-$10.
    The Oregon Garden
    879 W Main St
    Silverton, OR 97381
    503-874-8100
    www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden

  • American Ballet Academy - Children's Nutcracker 2016
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

    Enjoy a holiday tradition. 250+ students will be dancing the full length Nutcracker with advanced dancers, young dancers, detailed costumes and hand-painted props. Profits donated to the Marion County Food Share. Tickets: $15-35.
    Elsinore Theatre
    170 High St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-375-3574
    www.elsinoretheatre.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Emmy-Nominated musician and storyteller John Doan with his acclaimed “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit” program. Advanced tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for Seniors, children and students under 18. Aat the door-$18. For more information and phone reservations call (503) 370-6255.
    Hudson Hall, Willamette University 
    900 State St.
    Saelm, OR 97302
    503-580-0406
    www.johndoan.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 10:00pm

    Keizer Holiday Lights Parade will take to the street on River Road from Lockhaven Drive to Glynbrook Street N.  The parade features 55 floats and 3 high school marching bands (McNary, Sprague and South), plus The Beat Goes On a local marching band. 
    Keizer, OR 97307
    www.keizerchamber.com

  • Winter At West
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    A holiday-themed event that includes performances by the West Salem High School band,choir, orchestra and select small-student chamber ensembles. Tickets: $16-$40.
    West Salem High School 
    1776 Titan Dr. NW 
    Salem, OR 97305
    503-399-3792
    www.westsalemband.org/waw.html

  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
    Downtown Salem
  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    11:00am to 3:00pm

    Two Tea Times available: 11 am &  1:30 pm. $20/person. By reservation only. Limited seats available. ​ Includes a child-friendly tea menu and holiday stories with Mrs. Claus. Take a ride on the carousel, capture a keepsake photo with Mrs. Claus and a decorate cookie.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 5:00pm

    Missionary Chocolates will be paired with our award-winning Pinot Noirs, big reds, blends and Madouro, our Port-style dessert wine. Tasting Fee of $10 for non-club members. Food truck service by Shotski’s Wood Fired Pizza and handcrafted items. Theatre 33 will present two Christmas plays.
    Arcane Cellars
    2350 Magness Rd.
    Salem, OR 97304
    503-868-7076​
    www.arcanecellars.com

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    The Bush House Museum and nearby Deepwood Museum & Gardens, team up for two Sunday afternoons of free admission, holiday decorations, live music, light refreshments and kids crafts.
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
    Downtown Salem
  • Christmas in the Garden
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.  Holiday Express tram, artisan vendors, holiday beverages, festive music & carolers, fire pits and photos with Santa. Admission: $5-$10.
    The Oregon Garden
    879 W Main St
    Silverton, OR 97381
    503-874-8100
    www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden

  • Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail
    Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Author Connie Soper will be signing copies of her book, "Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail", at the Oregon Capitol Store. Her book details 40 day hikes, beginning at the Columbia River and ending at the California border. It includes maps and logistical information, along with recent and historical photos. $18.95.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1391
    www.facebook.com/oregoncapitolstore

    Downtown Salem
  • Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    3:30pm to 5:00pm
    Monday, December 12, 2016 -
    3:30pm to 5:00pm
    This is a fun, free opportunity for your child to make a mini-masterpiece inspired by Matisse, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Seurat. Artist Jennifer Gimzewski will guide students as they make two paintings on tiny canvases. Bush Barn Art Center The Annex 600 Mission St. SE Salem, OR 97301 503-581-2228 www.SalemArt.org/programs/annex/art-workshops
    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Self-guided tours to view and vote on the gingerbread houses. House entry to the competition is $5 or $1 for young adults and younger, self-guided tours of the exhibition are $5 and free to children and members. 
    Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon 
    869 W Main St.
    Silverton, OR 97381
    503-874-6006
    www.thegordonhouse.org

  • Oregon Capitol Store Annual Open House
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
    11:00am to 3:00pm

    Custom gift baskets will be assembled on-site with your choice of Oregon-made gourmet foods and related items, including jams, jellies, syrups, hazelnuts, smoked salmon, salts and seasonings, teas, chocolates and more. A 10% discount on all gift basket items and free gift basket materials during the event.
    Oregon State Capitol
    West Galleria
    900 Court St. NE
    Salem, OR 97306
    503-986-1391

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem