Join the jolly fun!

In Albany, holiday cheer is never in short supply. Drive through the dazzling displays from the Nighttime Magic Holiday Lights Contest with a map from the Albany Visitors Association. Visit Christmas Storybook Land, an Albany tradition for 47 years! Don’t miss the Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, two times the fun of a regular parade. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Carousel Support the carousel and have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Tickets include a delicious breakfast, a Christmas carol concert, a Christmas craft, a professional photo of your child meeting with Santa by Sarah LaFond Photography, a one-on-one visit with Santa, and a personalized note and a gift he picked out for them! The event is December 9, 8-10:30 am Tickets at

36th Annual Nighttime Magic Light Contest Help continue Albany’s wintertime tradition! Enter your home for a chance to win prizes, then plan a family night to drive by the winning displays. Lights will be on December 4 through January 1. Find more information at, or 541-928-0911.

Christmas Storybook Land Share your favorite childhood nursery rhymes, fairy tales and family movies with the children in your life. The magical indoor walk-thru forest is open at Linn County Expo Center December 2-16. Entry is free, although commercially packaged food for the local food bank is gladly accepted. Hours vary, so see their website for the full schedule.

The Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade & Community Tree Lighting Ceremony The parade begins at the corner of Broadalbin Street and First Avenue on Sunday, December 3 at 5 pm, with the tree lighting right after at Two Rivers Market. See the route at

Christmas Parlour Tour Peek into the past by stepping inside some of Albany’s most intriguing historic homes. The tour is December 10, 2-7 pm Tickets are $15 at or the day of the tour at the Albany Visitors Association, 122 Ferry St SW. For information, or 541-928-0911. 

Yokai Wonderland Market  Saturday, December 16, noon to 6 pm at Linn County Expo Center. There will be vendors, food, music, art, anime, cosplay, collectibles, crafts, jewelry and more. A market unlike any other. Tickets are $5 through

Find your favorite tree farm and seasonal products. Here are some local farms:

Toland Tree Farm Pre-cut Douglas fir trees and wreaths on sale December 2-3. 1340 NE Rosa Lane, Albany, 541-974-4546,, or see the Toland Tree Farm Facebook page

Vollstedt Farms Pre-cuts only this year. Check their website for days and hours. 451 NW Quarry Rd, Albany, 541-926-5640,,

Donovan’s Place Pre-cut and U-cut trees, wreaths and garlands. They supply hand saws and friendly assistance. 5720 SW Donovan Place, Corvallis, 541-829-1981,

Willamette National Forest Harvest your own Christmas Tree! Purchase a permit and find all the information

2 Comments on “Join the jolly fun!

    • Hello Donna,
      View a map of the locations on our app, Albany Explorer. Download it for free from the Apple Store or Google Play. I’ll link it to this page as well so you can print it out. You can pick up a paper map at the Albany Visitors Association, but our office will be closed from December 16 to January 8 while we move to our new location. Light displays will be on from 5-10 pm, December 8 through January 1. Maps will NOT be available until after December 8 when the contest has closed and we have received all the entries.
      Enjoy the sparkle!

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