Upcoming Events

Here are the highlights of some Albany's most popular upcoming events. Check the link in the sidebar for our full event calendar.

Thanksgiving in Albany, OregonNovember 27-30, 2014
Thanksgiving in Albany, Oregon
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time in Albany, Oregon. Whether you're looking for a delicious holiday meal or want to purchase locally-grown ingredients to make your own, we've got restaurants and farmers who can provide what you need!

If holiday shopping is what you're after, Albany's stores, both big and small, can help you find the perfect gift.

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Oregon Wine Country ThanksgivingNov. 27-30, 2014
Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving
Every November, the Willamette Valley's wineries throw open their doors for a weekend of celebration to cap off another successful harvest. Dozens of wineries in and around Albany have special tastings, food pairings, barrel tastings, and more. Try Springhill Cellars, Marks Ridge Winery, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Ankeny Vineyards or any of the great winemakers at Heart of Willamette Wineries.
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Christmas Storybook LandDec. 5-19, 2014

Christmas Storybook Land
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. Kids of all ages will marvel at the detailed model train systems, a Victorian dollhouse village, and Bear Country filled with hundreds of stuffed bears. 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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Free Holiday Movie at The PixDecember 6, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Free Holiday Movie at The Pix
On Saturday, Dec. 6th, the Albany Downtown Association and the Pix Theatre are partnering to bring you the classic Christmas movie "Miracle on 34th Street." It's a delightful movie for the whole family. Doors open at 1:30 pm and the movie starts at 2:00 pm. The cost is free but please bring a can or other non-perishable food item if you can.
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Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade and Tree LightingDec. 7, 2014
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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Nutcracker BalletDec. 11-13
Nutcracker Ballet
See the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" ballet in this family-friendly production sponsored by Legacy Ballet and Linn-Benton Community College. For more information or to purchase a ticket go to www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater. 541-917-4531
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Breakfast with SantaDecember 13, 2014, 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; ticket prices to be determined. Sponsored by the Albany Downtown Association.
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Christmas Parlour TourDecember 14, 2014, 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. 20, 2014, 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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Horse-Drawn Christmas Caroling WagonDecember 19-21, 2014, 5 p.m.
Horse-Drawn Christmas Caroling Wagon
Enjoy a a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Monteith historic district. Enjoy the lighted homes and sing Christmas carols. Photo opportunities with the horses are available before and after the rides. Hot cocoa, cider and cookies are available for the riders. Reservations required: call 541-908-5778.
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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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