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Christmas Storybook Land is back! In the Cascade building at Linn County Fair & Expo Center on Knox Butte Road. Celebrate the 47th anniversary, beginning Saturday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 16th.Dress warmly and bring your camera when you visit our indoor forest wonderland with over 140 scenes. On their appearance days you can take a picture with your favorite Star Wars character, princesses and superheroes from Party Perfection, and Caesar the No Drama Llama. As always, Santa will be there to hear your children’s Christmas wishes! Gnomenuts Hot Donuts trailer will be onsite again this year to sell their delicious donuts and beverages. Admission is free, but we encourage you to bring non-perishable food items for the Fish of Albany food pantry. For more information and event schedule, log onto our website at www.christmasstorybookland.org or connect with us on Facebook.
November 24th – December 31st, 5 pm – 10 pm Daily, Pastega Lights Display, Drive thru only at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Admission is Free, but canned and nonperishables are encouraged for those in need in our community. This will be the last year of Pastega Lights Display. Find out more here
December 1st- 3rd Town and Country Christmas Bazaar $2 dollar admission, children ages 13 and under are free. 10 am – 4pm, Over 200 artist for unique hand crafted goods for home and garden, handmade candles, skin care, jewelry, toys and treats, knit items, and more local items!
December 2nd – Dallas Tree Lighting and parade, Markets open at Noon, Parade begins at 5pm, and the tree lighting ceremony is at 5:30pm Find the Parade route here
November 17th – December 31st Magic of Lights 2023 Mon- Thur 5:30- 9 pm, Fri- Sun: 5:30 -10 pm. A unique dazzling drive through holiday lights experience, bigger and brighter than ever. More than a mile of light display bringing to light your favorite holiday scenes and characters. One carload is one Price! More info and tickets here
December 1st Salem Main Street Holiday Parade 6:30 Pm Starting on Waverly street and State Street and end at Liberty street and Court Street. with a celebration on Court Street to follow. For more information
December 8th |5:30-8 pm| 9th |10 am -6 pm| 10th | 10 am -4 pm| Salem Holiday Market – Over 250 vendors with handmade, handcrafted, or homegrown products. Free parking, Free Admission. Door Prizes, Santa’s Village, Kids Activities, Pet adoptions, Interactive displays, 5th Annual Tree Decorating Contest, 6th Annual Gingerbread house Contest. Get more information here
November 17th- December 31st, (Closed Nov. 22-23, and Dec. 24-25).
An Awe-Inspiring light display and market at the Oregon Garden Resort. Offering a magical holiday experience for all ages! An authentic German Christmas Market, immersive path draped in more than 1 million lights, Visit Santa to share all your Christmas wishes, enjoy music, and a brew in the biergarten, snowless tubing, and cozy firepits to warm up around.Learn more about this market here.
December 3rd 5 pm Downtown Twice Around Parade and Community Lighting Ceremony Rain or shine,The parade route starts at the corner of Broadalbin Street and First Avenue, heads West down First past the Albany Carousel, turns South (left) on Calapooia to Second Avenue, turns East (left) on Second to Broadalbin and North (left) on Broadalbin to First… then we go around again ending up back where we started at Broadalbin Street and First Avenue.With an 8-block route, lots of front-row seating is available for viewing the parade. Second Avenue and Broadalbin tend to be more crowded, while First Avenue and Washington are usually less crowded.There will be a short break between the parade and tree lighting for attendees to reposition for the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. There is ample viewing space in the Two Rivers Market parking lot, corner Ferry and Second.
December 2nd 9 am – 11 am Breakfast with Buddy with Elf Salem Family YMCA, Come make the Buddy Breakfast with Salems very own Buddy the Elf. Sign up at the YMCA to make a crazy Spaghetti breakfast the way Buddy does and enjoy visiting with Buddy. Click here for more information
December 2nd- 3rd 10:30 am- 8:30 pm Christmas Storybook land Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours.December 3rd Magical Friends will visit, between 10 am- 8 pm, a variety of characters will be at the event.
December 4th 10 am – 12 pm, 1 pm-3 pm, Christmas Storybook Land, Seniors, Special needs and Veterans Day.Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours Contact Christmas Story Book Land for more information. General Public individuals welcome with out reservations.
December 5th- 8th, Christmas Story Book Land School visits for children through 3rd grade. For more information please contact Christmas Storybook Land School Tours. Families with children are welcome without reservations. Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours
December 9th Christmas Storybook Land – Star Wars Day Special guest times will be announced. Scheduling not needed. Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours
December 9th Hoops shoot is a free kids event that is sponsored by the Elks. It’s a free event. This year’s Local Lodge Contest will be taking place at Boys and Girls Club in Corvallis . Doors will open at 830. The competition starts at 9:00. Kids ages 8-13 are eligible to compete. For more information people can contact Derek at email@example.com
December 11-14th Christmas Storybook Land– 6:30-8:30 Pm Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours
December 15th- Christmas Storybook Land– 2 pm – 8:30 pm Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours
December 16th– Christmas Storybook Land 10am- 8pm Free to attend. Collection of nonperishable for local food banks and Fish of Albany will be taken and Drop offs are welcome during event hours
December 16th- Sleigh Bells Sing 5 pm -9 pm at Monteith House 518 SW 2nd Ave Albany, Take a ride on the Monteith Historical Society’s festive trolley, with some Hot apple Cider and cookies while singing carols through Downtown Albany. Get your tickets here.
December 16th Philomath Parade of Lights 6 pm Begins South 19th St. heads north to Applegate Street, turns west to South 15th, south to Cedar Street, West crosses Fern Road and into the rodeo grounds. To have a float visit Philomath Frolic & Rodeo
December 17th- Candlelight and Carols: Illumination of the Spirit 3 pm -5 pm First United Methodist Church 1165 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. From Elaine Hagenberg an innovative and exciting young composers, with a new 5 movement work for Chamber orchestra and choir. With haunting melodies, driving rhythms and counterpoints. The concert ends with traditional carols of old and new. Get your Tickets here.
December 19th- Hoodoo Wintervention at the Barn 6 pm- 8 pm 640 NW Hickory St Albany, Prizes,games, Trivia, and bingo! All to help raise scholarship funds for Snowdays! Sign up for a chance to win your own pass to the Snowlab, to design build and shred your own skis or snowboard! Hosted by Harold the Hodag, and Yeti and Sas. Free for all ages!
December 31st Noon Years Eve Balloon Drop 11am – 1 pm Gilbert House Children’s Museum Bring in the Noon Year at the Annual Balloon Drop Party. With Holdiay crafts, hot chocolate bar and the big balloon drop at Noon to start 2024. For more information click here.
January 3rd – Sensory friendly Morning at the Carousel- 11 am- 1 pm The carousel will be slowed down and the organ music will be turned off.