Upcoming Events

Here are the highlights of some Albany’s most popular upcoming events.

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2015 Wine Country ThanksgivingNov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29, 2015
2015 Wine Country Thanksgiving
Celebrate the end of harvest with Thanksgiving wine tastings. Toast the the holidays at special events at 30 wineries within 30 miles of Albany.
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Pioneer Christmas Party for Children3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Pioneer Christmas Party for Children
Celebrate the Christmas in pioneer style by joining the festivities at the Monteith House. Children ages 5-16 are invited to join the Monteith Historical Society for a Christmas party on Sunday, December 6, at 3 pm. Children will make pioneer Christmas crafts, decorate the Christmas tree at the Monteith House, sing carols, eat Christmas cookies, and have the option to ride on the horse drawn wagon in the Twice Around Downtown Christmas Parade at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per child and $10 for additional siblings. Reserve your child's spot today by calling the Albany Visitors Association at (541)928-0911. Space is limited.
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Shop Small Saturday10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28, 2015
Shop Small Saturday
Go shopping at a small independent retailer and enter for a chance to win a $500 gift basket. Pick up your maps and passports for the 14 participating downtown Albany merchants at the Albany Downtown Association office, 126 Ferry St. SW. Turn in your passports after your shopping spree for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $500.00!
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Christmas Storybook LandDec. 4-18, 2015

Christmas Storybook Land
Experience Christmas magic when you take your family to one of the mid-valley's beloved holiday traditions: Christmas Storybook Land. Walk though 85 hand-created scenes featuring characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and family movies. Kids can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their North Pole cottage too. Admission is free, but bring a can of food to donate if you are able.
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Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Kick off the holiday season with the Downtown Twice Around Holiday Parade and Community Tree Lighting. Anyone can participate in this short holiday parade! Groups are encouraged to register ahead of time. All we ask is that you are "decorated for the holidays" and remember we only have one Santa Claus, who walks at the end of the parade. (It's okay to wear Santa hats.) Gather at Broadalbin and Second Street in downtown Albany.

Parade starts at 5 p.m. Join us after the parade to sing carols and light the Community Christmas Tree.
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Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage RidesDec. 6, 13, and 20
Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides in historic Albany on three Sundays in December!
December 6: Pioneer Christmas Party, 3 p.m., followed by Downtown Twice Around Holiday Parade & Community Tree-lighting at 5 p.m.
December 13: 36th Annual Christmas Parlour Tour, 2-7 p.m.
December 20: Christmas Caroling by horsedrawn wagon; by reservation only.

Call 541-928-0911 or email info@albanyvisitors.com
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Nutcracker BalletDec. 10-12
Nutcracker Ballet
See the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" ballet in this family-friendly production sponsored by Legacy Ballet and Linn-Benton Community College. Shows are December 10th, 11th and 12th at 7 p.m., and a 2 p.m. matinee on December 12th. For every ticket sold, Legacy Ballet will be donate $1 to FISH of Albany For more information or to purchase a ticket go to www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater or call 541-917-4531
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Free Holiday Movie at The PixDecember 12, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Free Holiday Movie at The Pix
The Albany Downtown Association and the Pix Theatre are partnering to show a classic Christmas movie for the whole family. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the movie starts at 1:30 pm. The movie is free, but guests are asked to please bring a can or other non-perishable food item if they can. This year's movie is "Elf" starring Will Ferrell.
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Breakfast with SantaDecember 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Bring your family to enjoy a delicious breakfast at Sybaris Bistro, paired with one-on-one attention from Santa himself! This Albany tradition includes a delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Matt Bennett of Sybaris, while Santa mingles table to table with everyone. After breakfast the children will be called to sit with Santa, receive a gift and tell him what they want for Christmas. Reservations are required; contact the Albany Downtown Association for tickets.
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Christmas Parlour TourDecember 13, 2015, 2-7 p.m.
Christmas Parlour Tour
On the second Sunday in December, 2-7 p.m., tour the parlors of beautifully-decorated historic homes, and experience the sights and sounds of a Victorian holiday. Costumed carolers and vendors will delight you on the way. Horse drawn wagon, vintage trolley, refreshments and entertainment included in the ticket price. $15 for adults and $12 for seniors.
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Holiday Nosh TourDec. 19, 2015, 4-7 p.m.
Holiday Nosh Tour
Join us for a special Holiday Nosh Tour! Via Albany's Historic Trolley, departing from the AVA, you will tour a surprise itinerary featuring Albany's historic homes and fabulous restaurants. Sample holiday food and drink at each of the stops, see historic homes glowing with holiday lights, and visit with the chefs who work their culinary magic. It's an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Purchase tickets via the link below.
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Mid-Valley Sip TripMid-Valley Sip Trip
The Mid-Valley craft beverage makers invite you to take a self-guided tour of the finest distilleries, breweries, ciderhouses and meaderies the valley has to offer.

The area is known for its fragrant hops, rich honey, bittersweet-apples and golden grains, all the ingredients to make the most delectable and diverse libations around. From artisan ales to crisp cider, citrusy gin to session mead, the valley offers a vast range of brews to explore.

We welcome you to visit our establishments, sample our offerings and enjoy the unexpected. For more information email sarah@4spiritsdistillery.com or call 541-760-0696.
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