16 Ways to Bring in the Holidays in Lake Oswego (Part 1)

holidaysLake Oswego makes it easy to get in the holiday spirit with activities planned for the young and the young-at-heart.

Check these out and then put a few on your calendar to keep the “we give thanks” and the “ho ho ho” in your season. This is the first installment. Stay tuned for round two the week of November 30.

Holiday Poetry Greeting Card Workshop. Surprise your holiday card recipients this year with poem. Inspiration and ten handmade cards provided. Wednesday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Register for Class 10278. Fee: $10/ACC Members; $15/Others.

Paper Plate Turkey Craft for ages 3-5. You know you need more Thanksgiving decorations and the library is willing to help you out. Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. 706 Fourth Street. Register: 503.697.6580.

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting. Let the experts guide you in the proper pairing of wine with turkey! Friday, November 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fee: $15 for 6 wines; $5 bonus pour. World Class Wines, 269 A Avenue, 503.974.9841.

Lake Oswego Reunion Market. Local farms bring autumn’s bounty to downtown Lake Oswego. Enjoy shopping in the crisp fall air and pick up some fresh ideas for your Thanksgiving feast. Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, First and Evergreen.

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. Bundle everybody up and take a tour through scenic Lake Oswego. Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, First and Evergreen. Rides are first come, first served. Fee: $3/adults; $2/youth.

Holiday Craft Workshop for ages 6-12. Get it all done here: greeting cards, gifts, decorations and wrapping it up. Pizza lunch included. Saturday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. West End Building, 4104 Kruse Way. Register for Class 10011. Fees: $30/Residents; $45/Non-Residents.

50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy one of Lake Oswego’s longest standing traditions which includes tree lighting, caroling, treats, and a visit from the big guy decked out in red and white. Friday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m. Begins at Bigelow Plaza on the corner of 5th and A Avenue and proceeds down to Millennium Plaza Park.

Lakewood in Lights. This annual event features food, complimentary wine, entertainment, live and silent auctions and festive trees to benefit the rising star program at Lakewood Theatre Company. Wednesday, December 3, 5:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. Tickets are $75/person ($50 tax deductible) and can be purchased at the box office, online or by calling 503.635.3901.

Check back November 30 for the next round of holiday events. Subscribe to “52 Reasons to Love Lake Oswego” to make sure you don’t miss it–just click the “Sign me up” button in the top right hand column.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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