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.
Deluxe Brewing and Sinister Distilling will host the Albany Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery located at 635 NE Water Ave. All motorcycle riders, classic car drivers and passengers are encouraged to participate in this fun event. New, unwrapped toys, for children of all ages are needed for donation. Community members are welcome to drop off donations with brewery staff during open business hours this week. The Deluxe Brewing taproom is open Monday through Friday, 3 – 9 pm, Saturday 12 – 9 pm, and this Sunday 11 am – 8 pm.
The Albany Toy Run parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at the Walmart Supercenter
parking lot, at 1330 Goldfish Farm Rd SE, Albany, Ore. Motorcycle riders will be joined by
Santa Claus, riding on an Albany Fire Department truck, who will escort their donations
from Walmart to Deluxe Brewing where they will unload all of the donated toys and
enjoy a festive reception. Riders will depart Walmart at 11 a.m. exactly.
Between 1 and 4 p.m., children and their families are invited to visit Deluxe Brewing,
where they will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his elves who will help the
children choose a gift for Christmas. If you have a child or children with special needs
who are not able to attend the party, please contact Beth Walker at 541-730-1042.
The Albany Toy Run was first hosted in 1983 and was started by The Association for
Motorcyclists of Oregon. It is an annual event hosted by local motorcyclists to provide
Christmas joy to the children of the Albany area through donated toys. Throughout the
past 40 years, this event has been carried on by members who wanted to ensure that it
continues helping local children and their family’s have a better Christmas.
Admission to the event is free, and minors are welcome in Deluxe Brewing. The Deluxe
Food Cart will be open on Sunday, serving a limited menu from 12 – 2 pm to
accommodate the crowd. For more information about the Albany Toy Run or to view
details on how to donate, please visit the Deluxe Brewing Facebook page.
About Deluxe Brewing Company
Deluxe Brewing and Sinister Distilling is proud to be Albany’s first brewstillery, a
production brewery and distillery located along the Willamette River at 635 NE Water
Ave. Deluxe Brewing produces easy-drinking lagers and ales. For more information on
Deluxe Brewing and Sinister Distilling visit www.sinisterdeluxe.com.