Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the Northwest Art and Air Festival.
*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.
Legacy Ballet’s annual production is a full-length Nutcracker in a new theater venue, The Albany Performing Arts Center. Join Legacy this holiday season and celebrate the return of an annual tradition for so many in our community! There are four performances on December 2, 7-9 p.m., December 3, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and December 4, 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, reserved seating. Available at: https://legacyballet.ludus.com/22033
The Willamette Valley Visitors Association is teaming up with the Willamette National Forest and the Umpqua National Forest to place 200 wooden ornaments, featuring a colorful valley scene, across non-wilderness trails in both national forests. Beginning November 25, 2022, eagle-eyed hikers and visitors can hit the trail to track down an ornament; once you’ve found one ornament per household, register to win the grand prize and put the ornament on your tree back at home. Ornaments are placed on family-friendly trails and more arduous paths alike, giving hikers of all abilities the chance to win. Register to win HERE.
Enjoy the holiday season on the Santiam Excursion train with Santa, Mrs. Clause and maybe an elf or two on each ride for family photo ops and to make sure your wish list gets to the right man. There are lots of dates and times for this event. For information and tickets visit https://santiamexcursions.com/
Stroll the sidewalks in Downtown Albany and find Holiday Movie Character posters on member businesses. Print your entry form from the ADA WEBSITE to find up to 30+ posters. Receive one entry per character found. https://albanydowntown.com/.
It’s the most holly jolly time of the year and this online auction benefiting ABC House makes it even better. More information for the 2022 event will be posted soon but last year’s items and packages included vacation packages in Sunriver and Bend, local attractions and food, wine and wine tasting, golf packages and more! The auction will open at 8 a.m. on November 19 and close at 7 p.m. on December 4.
Find holiday treasures in the Barn full of handmade decor, quilts, wreaths, furniture, gifts, toys, and more, all made with love by our family for you. The show continues on Fridays and Saturdays until December 3, 2022.
Magic is in the air, stuffed to the brim with French/vintage-inspired home/garden decor, antiques, fresh greens and wreaths, baked goods, and more.
This year, the annual Brownsville Art Association Art Market coincides with the Brownsville Women’s Study Club’s Festival of Trees featuring over thirty artists’ booths filled with ornaments, cards, clothing, jewelry, pottery, and more and twenty-five theme-decorated Christmas trees. This is a fundraising event for the Brownsville Volunteer Fire Department and Sharing Hands Christmas Greeters program.
Create a fresh arrangement with local greens for your wall or door. All supplies are included. For information call 541-981-2248 or visit the Peaceful Valley Farm Facebook page.
Join Santa at the Carousel every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. until Christmas and during First Friday on December 2nd from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Littles can visit and tell him what they want for Christmas while their adult snags a photo of a precious Christmas memory- all for FREE! While you are here, make sure and grab a hot chocolate at the Carousel Café and take a ride (or two) on the carousel.