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Upcoming events in the State of Oregon

November December
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November Events

Thanksgiving Extravaganza
November
Hood River, Oregon

Start your holiday season with a visit to Pheasant Valley winery during this special weekend. Wine tasting and tours will be available, and their gift shop will be open as well. Gift boxes and wine will be available in the gift shop, as well as wine tasting at their historic back bar. Don't miss out on this unique experience.

LOCATION:
Pheasant Valley Winery
3890 Acree Drive
Hood River, OR 97031

INFORMATION:
541-387-3040

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this four-mile run/walk winds through Washington Park and the zoo. Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost. Discounted admission is available for spectators after 8:00 am.

LOCATION:
Cheatham Hall ( Forestry Center)
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
Road Runners Club
503-667-0480

Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

LOCATION:
NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-261-2400

Wine Country Thanksgiving
November 28 -30, 2014
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

LOCATION:
Various wineries. Call for a brochure.

INFORMATION:
503-646-2985

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December Events

ZooLights
November 28, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Portland

Nearly one million lights turn the zoo into a winter wonderland.

ZooLights is Portland's premier family holiday event, combining thousands of lights, hundreds of musical groups, a ride on the zoo's brightly lit train, a troupe of costumed animal characters, and seasonal culinary treats.

LOCATION:
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
503-226-1561

Holiday Ale Festival
December 3-7, 2014
Portland

The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is truly distinctive. Despite chilly temperatures and often-inclement weather outside, attendees stay warm and dry under a large clear tent that covers the venue while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

Festival highlights include on-site food; craft vendors; beer apparel and merchandise; a complimentary root beer garden for minors and designated drivers; mead tasting; and seasonal background music. Many beers specially released just for the festival, including Old Saint Chongo, Cranberry de Table and HOLLA-Day Ale

LOCATION:
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-252-9899

Christmas Storybook Land
December 5-19, 2014
Albany - Willamette Valley

Experience Christmas magic when you take your family to one of the mid-valley's beloved holiday traditions: Christmas Storybookland. Walk though 85 hand-created scenes featuring characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and family movies. In addition there are two huge train displays, and a Victorian Village and Main Street. At the end of your walk, you reach the North Pole and can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is free, canned food donations are accepted here.

LOCATION:
Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Cascade Livestock Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd.
Albany, Oregon

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
December 13-27, 2014
Portland

This quintessential Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score and steeped in the splendid Yuletide traditions of 19th-Century Germany, was the first in America to gain widespread popularity. With technically challenging principal roles and parts for over 100 children, Mr. Balanchine’s Nutcracker is a rite of passage for dancers of all ages.

LOCATION:
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay (on the corner of Clay and 3rd Ave)
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
Ticket Office: 503/2-BALLET or 888/9-BALLET

Horse Drawn Christmas Caroling Wagon
December 19-21, 2014
5 p.m.

Albany - Willamette Valley

Brush up on your caroling skills and join us for several evenings of holiday cheer in a classic horse-drawn carriage.

The tour goes around the historical Montieth homes district. Hot Cider, cocoa, and cookies will be available for the riders.

LOCATION:
Albany Tie Dye
325 First Ave W
Albany, Oregon

INFORMATION:
BY RESERVATION ONLY DUE TO LIMITED SEATING 541 908-5778

Christmas Ship Parade
December 20, 2014
3:00-4:30pm
Portland/Metro

The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out every night for two weeks. Christmas Ships is an all-volunteer effort by a group of Portland area recreational boaters. They come from various yacht clubs in the local area and also a number of boaters who are not affiliated with a club.

LOCATION:
Willamette/Columbia River

Annual Winter Whale Watching Week
December 27-31, 2014
The Coast

Join trained volunteers at 26 watch sites to help you spot the whales. Whale watching is a year round activity on the coast of Oregon, but this is your chance to learn more about the gray whales that migrate each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks so they can teach others while watching the whales too.

INFORMATION:
541-765-3407

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Now On Stage

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents: Backwards In High Heels’ - Ashland
September 10 - November 9, 2014

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre celebrates movie legend Ginger Rogers in their fall show entitled, Backwards in High Heels the Ginger Musical. This intimate musical is a story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from "the girl next door" to the modern woman with a mind of her own. It's a spectacular candy box of show-stopping dance numbers, great songs, and some surprising revelations about a movie legend.

LOCATION:
The corner of First and Hargadine Streets
Ashland OR

Coaster Theater presents: 'Twelfth Night'
Cannon Beach
September 25 - October 26, 2014

This romantic Shakespearean comedy is the intriguing tale of twins, Sebastian and Viola, who are separated by a storm at sea and shipwrecked on the shores of the ancient kingdom of Illyria.

LOCATION:
108 North Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Box Office 503-436-1242

Portland Story Theater presents 'Urban Tellers'
2014 Dates below
Portland

Featuring performers from near and far.
September 27, October 11, November 8, November 14 & December 13, 2014

LOCATION:
Hipbone Studio
NE 18th & E Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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