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.
Support the carousel and create some unforgettable Christmas memories by joining the Historic Albany Carousel staff and volunteers for Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
Tickets are $25 per person and include:
-A complete (and completely delicious) breakfast
-Christmas carol concert by South Albany High School Choir
-A fun Christmas craft at each table for your family to complete while waiting for Santa
-Professional photo of your child’s meeting with Santa by Sarah LaFond Photography
-A one-on-one visit with Santa, along with a personalized note from Santa and a gift he picked out for them!
Tickets will be available through Eventbrite and will go fast- sales open 11/15/22 at 9:00 AM.
Albany Farmer’s Market Bonus Date!
SNAP and DUFB accepted
Founded in 1978, the Albany Farmers’ Market is the oldest continuously operated open-air farmers’ market in Oregon. Located in the City Hall parking lot and on an adjacent street that fronts the Linn County Courthouse, the market offers visitors an abundance of fresh, locally sourced food. From ripe, juicy produce to artisanal cheeses and freshly baked bread, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Hop aboard the Monteith Historical Society’s festive trolley and let’s spice up the season with a dash of Christmas Cheer!
Tickets available at https://monteithhouse.ticketleap.com/
Get ready for a trolley-mendous time as we jingle all the way through the Monteith Historic District in downtown Albany. Their carol-ousel of merriment will have you singing your heart out to the neighborhood.
After their trolley-tastic tour, cozy up in the Monteith House and savor some cider-iffic hot apple cider and cookies that are “sleigh”-fully delightful.
This year, our carol-riding adventure takes place on Albany’s historic trolley – the wheels on the bus go jingle all the way!
Join them for this event to catch that holly jolly Christmas bug and relish in a good, old-fashioned yuletide spirit. Ho-ho-hope to see you there!
The tour may be around 45 minutes, but the laughter will last a sleigh-lifetime. So be a “mistle-toad” and arrive 15 minutes early, and don’t forget to bundle up – it’s going to be “snow” much fun!
*Interested in booking a caroling trolley tour for a large group, 20 or more people? Contact them before November 25, 2023 at email@example.com or 541-220-0421 to reserve tickets for your party with limited fees. Requests for limiting/waving fees for large groups will not be honored after November 25.
Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by: Mirinda Keeling
Performances: Dec. 1, 2, 3(m), 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 2023
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. (Music Theatre International)
Box office opens 45 minutes before performances
Tickets will be on sale via Monteithhouse.org beginning November 1st, 2023. $15 each. Their phone number is (541) 220-0421
Come to Albany, Oregon, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned holiday celebration in Historic Downtown Albany. The Christmas Parlour Tour is an “insider’s” peek into the past. Step inside some of our most intriguing historic homes and travel back through several eras including Art Deco and Victorian.
Photo by Camron Settlemier.