Beloved Traditions and Good Cheer

The Willamette Valley shines during the holiday season. Where else can you find wineries and tasting rooms decked out in good cheer, charming downtowns aglow in the colors of the season, and forests filled with Christmas trees ripe for the chopping? That’s just the start — there are many merry magical moments waiting to be had across the valley — start exploring how you can celebrate with the ones you love.

Willamette Valley Inspired Holiday Recipes

North Valley Holiday Events

McMinnville, Oregon

Now through December 24
Shop Local, Get Rewarded
Downtown McMinnville

November 26 – 28 & December 17 – 19
Shop locally produced and inspired gift items in the heart of Downtown McMinnville.

November 26
Annual holiday parade.

Now through December 24

November 27
Main Street McMinnville
Shop small this holiday season with all of the local businesses in McMinnville, TN.

December 4 & 5
Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
Vendors, local artists, silent auction, and food.Plus a food drive for YCAP. 

December 10 – 12
Gallery Theater
A concert/cabaret-style musical production. 


Newberg, Oregon

November 19 & 20
Chehalem Cultural Center
Locally made artisan goods and more.

November 27 & 28
The Allison
2021 Aaron Meyer Christmas Concert

December 17 & 18
Chehalem Cultural Center
A fun evening of festive Christmas music with local musicians.

December 4
Chehalem Cultural Center
A tree lighting with Santa.

Mid Valley Events

Salem, Oregon

November 26 – January 9
The Oregon Garden Resort

Annual Christmas light display and market.

December 10-12 & 16-17
Pelton Playhouse, Willamette University

A holiday play presented by Theatre 33.

December 10-12
Salem Fairgrounds

Buy fresh, buy local: proudly handmade, handcrafted and homegrown products.

December 2021
Salem Orchestra

Film & Live Score and other holiday favorites

December 11 & 12
Elsinore Theatre

American Ballet Academy presents the ballet benefiting Marion Polk Food Share

December 18
Elsinore Theatre

American Ballet Academy presents the Premer Academy holiday tradition.

December 19-23
Willamette Heritage Center

Annual holiday event.

Albany, Oregon

November 26-28
Springhill Cellar Winery

Annual wine, food and music festival.

November 27
Downtown Albany

Shop small and save big.

December 3-17
The 45th anniversary presentation of Christmas Storybook Land, a safe and fun drive-through event.

December 5
Historic Downtown Albany

Annual Christmas parade.

Corvallis, Oregon

November 13-30
Downtown Corvallis

Pick up a passport and shop local for a chance to win a prize.

November 26 – December 31
Benton County Fairgrounds

A Corvallis holiday and community tradition.

November 27-28
Majestic Theatre

A Thanksgiving play.

December 3
Corvallis – OSU Symphony Orchestra

December 3-7
Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Enjoy nativity sets in artful displays plus daily concerts and children’s events.

December 11
Monroe Community Library

December 3
Benton County Museum

Annual City of Philomath event.

South Valley

Eugene, Oregon

November 20 – December 24
Lane Events Center

A festive take on the regular artisan market.

November 19-20 and December 3-5 & 10-11
University Theatre

November 26
5th Street Public Market

An evening of snow, music, tree lighting, light show and more.

November 28
Oakway Center

December 9
Eugene Symphony

Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center

December 17-19
Hult Center for the Performing Arts