Festival of Light 2020
MOB 2019 Chamber Events

Around Town –
Enjoy all Ashland has to offer this season!

Dine at one of Ashland’s Restaurants
during the Holiday Season

Click here to view Holiday Restaurant Hours

The Paddington Family of Stores
Annual Open House

125 E. Main Street, Ashland, (541) 482-1343

Special Four-Day Event!
November 18th - 21st, 2021

FREE Gifts, Prizes & More

Bring a non-perishable food item for
Ashland Food Bank
& receive a
FREE Holiday Ornament

Don't miss Siskiyou Violins, November 20th at 1pm

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink

59 Winburn Way, Ashland

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is scheduled to open November 20, 2021 with a limited operating schedule. We appreciate your patience while we recruit and train staff that will allow us to expand our schedule. Check back regularly for updates on our programs, events, and daily schedule. 

Masks will be required at the ice rink to meet Oregon Health Authority Guidelines for public outdoor spaces. Skaters are asked to keep appropriate distance from other groups while at the ice rink and on the ice.  Due to the nature of public skating sessions and varying levels of abilities among skaters, there is an increased chance that skaters can come in close proximity with one another while at the ice rink – Please remember to keep your mask on at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Follow us on social media… Facebook & Instagram @AshlandParksandRec

Northwest Nature Shop Holiday Magic Show with Magical Michael

Friday, Nov 26th
1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
153 Oak Street, Ashland

We like to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and offer an alternative to Black Friday - an opportunity to promote conscientious shopping that builds up this strong, resilient, supportive community we live in. Join us on the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 26th) for a holiday magic show with Magical Michael at 1:00 and 2:30 outside in our alley. Magical Michael delivers a fun, engaging, interactive magic show that provides laughter to kids and adults alike. Local youth musicians will perform before and afterwards. Come inside for a a complimentary serving of gluhwein- hot mulled wine- to help you warm up. Dress warm because the activities will be outside.

Winter Soundwalk

Walk, Look, Listen! Nov. 26 - Jan. 3

Audio & Maps: rogueworldmusic.org/soundwalk
 Rogue World Music, Ashland Chamber of Commerce and Ashland Parks and Recreation present a new Ashland World Music Festival experience: the Winter SoundWalk! 

The Winter SoundWalk offers a curated, self-guided, interactive, audio/visual experience that weaves together the audio recordings of musicians from around the globe with visual installations of art by local professional & student artists.

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild


Join us for the 2021 Virtual Fine Woodworking Show by clicking on the link above!
These artists are participating in the Virtual Show. The show will be live into 2022.

Lithia Artisans Winter Market Open Thanksgiving Weekend

The Lithia Artisans Winter Market is open this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 27 – 29, 10:00am-3:00pm each day. Downtown Ashland in our normal outdoor location on Calle Guanajuato and in lower Lithia Park along Winburn Way.

Ashland Greenhouses Poinsettia Events

650 E Ashland Lane, Ashland
10:00am to 4:00pm
Our Annual Poinsettia Festival will look a little different this year. We want everyone to have the opportunity to walk through thousands of colorful poinsettias. However, we need to keep everyone safe and spread out due to COVID-19. Instead of one giant event, we will be open four consecutive Saturdays with specials each weekend.

Although we can't resume all of our typical festival activities the following will be available everyday starting with our OPENING WEEKEND.
-Large Poinsettia display
-Festive Music
-Photo Booth
-Candy Guessing Game
-Raffle Ticket for Prizes (with each purchase)

Fri Nov 19th, & Sat 20th, 2021

Join us for the first pick of the perfect poinsettia. All sizes and colors will be put on display. Enjoy Saturday Specials and a Raffle Ticket for prizes with each purchase.

Nov 27th, 2021

Enjoy Saturday Specials and a Raffle Ticket for prizes with each purchase.

Dec 4th, 2021

Enjoy Saturday Specials and a Raffle Ticket for prizes with each purchase.

Dec 11th, 2021

Enjoy Saturday Specials and a Raffle Ticket for prizes with each purchase.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents: Christmas, Contigo

November 18th - December 31st, 2021
1st & Hargardine, Ashland
The lechón is roasting, the yuca bubbles and the flan is steaming in the oven, all the trappings of Noche Buena! For Iris Delgado Piñeira it means the trip back to her family home in Hialeah, except this year she’s bringing a surprise, her boyfriend and soon to be fiancé, Bryan, to meet her parents and her aging Abuela. Just another ingredient in the chaos before Christmas. Join the Delgado-Piñeiras as they fall in love, reconnect, rediscover traditions, and prepare a Noche Buena for the ages! Call (541) 488-2902 to reserve your tickets today or visit www.theoregoncabaret.com

Camelot Theatre Company presents: ELF, THE MUSICAL

November 24 - December 31, 2021
101 Talent Ave. at Main Street, Talent
Book by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by Todd Nielsen

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is perfect for all audiences and reminds us to embrace our inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is "singing loud for all to hear."

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: It's Christmas, Carol! 

November 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022
15 S. Pioneer St. Ashland
Box Office: 800-219-8161


Dickens, the Marx Brothers, Shakespeare, and . . . dinosaurs?

Join us for this silly, song-filled joketacular from the minds of Mark Bedard, Brent Hinkley, and John Tufts (The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers)—OSF’s first-ever holiday special!

Santa and Elf at First Friday
Northwest Nature Shop

153 Oak Street, Ashland

Santa Claus will visit Northwest Nature Shop on First Friday, December 3rd from 5:30-8 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, outdoor fire pits, hot wine and unique homemade goodies. Celebrate the holiday season with us!

First Friday Art Walk (December)
Friday, December 3rd, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Stroll the galleries during the holiday season, taking in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts! 

Ashland Ski & Gear Swap

Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th​
SOU (Rogue River Room inside the Stevenson Union) – 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland

The 2021 Rogue Ski & Gear Swap in Ashland, Oregon
The longest running Ski & Gear Swap in Southern Oregon is returning in 2021.

For over 40 years, the Rogue Ski & Gear Swap (formerly the "Ashland Ski Swap") has outfitted Rogue Valley families with affordable and quality gear for the outdoors. The annual consignment sale and community tradition takes place over the first weekend of December. The event is managed by Indigo Creek Outfitters with help from the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Program. The event inspires local outdoor adventures by providing outdoor equipment at an outstanding value.

Zot Hanukkah – an 8th Night Musical Celebration

On Sunday, December 5th at 7:00 PM, the Havurah Synagogue will host a celebration of the 8th night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light on Zoom, featuring singer/songwriter/musical director in the SF Bay Area, Achi Ben Shalom. Rabbi David Zaslow will lead a communal candle lighting, storyteller Debra Zaslow will tell a Hanukkah story, Cyrise Beatty Schachter will sing, followed by a sing-along by Achi Ben Shalom. This will be an evening that the whole family will enjoy. Register here with a donation of any amount: https://havurahshirhadash.org/product/zot-hanukkah/   to receive the Zoom link. For more information call 541-488-7716. All welcome.

Siskiyou Singers: “The Most Wonderful Time"​

Online Saturday, December 10th on the choir's website 

Siskiyou Singers, now in its 39th year of creating engaging and accessible choral music for the Rogue Valley, will present “The Most Wonderful Time,” a free online concert celebrating the hope and spirit of the 2021 holiday season.

The concert will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 10, on the choir’s website, siskiyousingers.org, and can be viewed at any time after that date.

In past years, Siskiyou Singers presented two concert programs per year at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. The pandemic has forced the choir to suspend in-person rehearsals and performances, but the group has continued to create virtual video concerts each season during the past two years.

For this year’s holiday concert, Director Mark Reppert has collected pieces reflecting a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary, from spirituals to jazz. Among the selections:

  • “When Mary Walked Through Woods of Thorn,” a delicate German carol arranged by James Helme Sutcliffe.
  • “Lullay My Liking,” a lullaby based on a 15th century Middle English lyric poem and composed by Gustav Holst.
  • “Here’s a Pretty Little Baby,” an energetic Christmas spiritual arranged by André Thomas.
  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” a lush jazz waltz arrangement of the holiday standard by Mark Hayes.
  • “Winter Wonderland,” another jazz interpretation of a classic song, arranged by Michele Weir.

As it has for many years in both its live and virtual holiday concerts, the choir will also present a version of “Silent Night,” this one by Mark Hayes, and will close with John Rutter’s arrangement of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

As they did in creating previous virtual performances, choir members have participated in weekly remote rehearsals using a variety of online and streaming tools. They then recorded their individual parts of each composition at home, with Reppert assembling them to produce the online concert.

First Friday Art Walk (January)

Friday, January 7th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Stroll the galleries, taking in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts! 

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