Warm yourself with good cheer (2012)

2013 holiday traditions

Shore Acres Holiday Lights

Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 2012
4-9:30 p.m.

The Friends of Shore Acres know how to light up a place. Each fall for the past 26 years, the Friends and nearly 1,500 volunteers transform the seven-acre garden and Garden House with 300,000 lights and sculptures. Where else can you see a sparkling, life-size spouting whale and leaping orca?  Open every evening from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

Event is free; $5 day-use parking.

Shore Acres State Park
Friends of Shore Acres

Tryon Creek Forest Market

Dec. 1-2, 2012
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nature Center

Shop for sustainable and eco-friendly crafts hand made by local artisans. Items include ceramics, jewelry, hand-woven baskets, organic body care products, holiday items and one-of-a-kind art pieces. The Friends of Tryon Creek hosts the market, and all the crafts reflect the group’s passion for nature. A portion of the proceeds supports environmental education and stewardship programs. Forest Market vendors


Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Friends of Tryon Creek

Champoeg Holiday Gathering

Dec. 1, 2012
1-4 p.m., Visitors Center

Costumed interpreters will take you back to holidays past. Learn how to make period crafts and ornaments. Create wonderful memories for you and your family.

Event is free; $5 day-use parking.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
Friends of Historic Champoeg

Silver Falls Christmas Festival

Dec. 8-9, 2012
11 a.m.-4 p.m., South Falls Lodge and day-use area

The Friends of Silver Falls decorate the South Falls Lodge for this annual tradition. Holiday crafts—make a wreath, a gingerbread house, cards and ornaments. Storytelling and live music. Special appearances by J.R. Beaver and Santa.

Event is free (some crafts may have a material fee); $5 day-use parking.

Silver Falls State Park
Friends of Silver Falls State Park

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