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Find your Holiday Spirit in Ashland... Attend the 26th annual
Festival of Light Celebration - Friday, November 23rd, 2018

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2018 Festival of Light Parade

Friday, November 23rd

Throughout the day: Carolers stroll throughout town

4:00pm: Entertainment on the Brickroom Restaurant Balcony​ 

5:00pm: Santa’s Parade with Grand Illumination at the Plaza and Caroling 


Santa’s parade begins at the Ashland Public Library and makes its way to the Plaza for the Grand Illumination. Here Santa lights over one million lights with thousands in attendance.  

Watch the lighting live from the plaza here

Following the Parade: Santa and Mrs. Claus meet with Families and Children at the Black Swan Theater

The Black Swan is located on the corner of Pioneer & East Main. Photos with Santa conclude when all the children in line have had their chance to see him!

Create memories and start your own tradition at the Festival of Light
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Find your holiday spirit in Ashland shop, dine, play!  Whether you enjoy the outdoors at the Ice Rink or Mt. Ashland, prefer a spa day after shopping or want to see some live music and enjoy delicious cuisine, we invite you to experience it all in Ashland – culinary, cultural and outdoor adventures await you.

Join us for weekends in December – for holiday activities and events. 

o Pick up your Holiday Gift Guide, filled with specials and events, at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and participating merchants.

  • Shop on Wednesdays with our Give Back Wednesdays Program

o Our local business community is philanthropic- they give back to the community in many ways. On Give Back Wednesdays during the holiday season, participating businesses are contributing a portion of their sales to the following local nonprofits: 

  • Ashland Community Hospital Foundation – Nov. 28th
  • Ashland Emergency Food Bank – Dec. 5th
  • Ashland Schools Foundation – Dec. 12th.

​Give Back Wednesdays Participating Merchants:

  • Websters
  • Manzanita on the Plaza
  • Paddington Station 
  • Inspired by Oregon
  • Paddington Jewel Box
  • Travel Essentials
  • The Crown Jewel
  • Looking Glass Beads & Jewelry
  • The Ashland Fly Shop
  • Gluten Free Paradise
  • Taj
  • Aqua Blue​
  • Purchase Ashland Chamber Gift Certificates

o Ashland Chamber Gift Certificates make great gifts for the holidays and are good at over 40 locations in Ashland.  Enjoy the benefits of giving local this holiday season.  Gift certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount at the Ashland Chamber office or online. 


Produced by Darren Campbell in collaboration with Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Edited by Jayson Wynkoop.


Thank you to our 2018 Festival of Light Sponsors
City of Ashland
Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Southern Oregon Media Group
Neuman Hotel Group
Ashland Fiber Network
Southern Oregon University
Bullet Rental & Sales
Harry & David
Ashland Town & Country Chevrolet
Recology Ashland
Ashland Family Dentistry
Platt Anderson
First Interstate
Allen & Karen Drescher, Ashland Homes Real Estate, Oak St. Tank & Steel, Cindy Bernard & Mike Morris, Banner Bank, Peterson CPA
The Iris Inn, book Airhop, Ashland Food Coop, EMyth
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