16 Ways to Bring in the Holidays in Lake Oswego (Part 2)

holidaysHorse Drawn Wagon Rides. Here’s another opportunity to slow the season down and take in the sights. While you’re waiting to board the wagon, you can enjoy the children’s activities and mini-holiday market going on inside the center. Saturday, December 6 and December 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Reservations will be accepted for some of the available seating by calling Dawn Kolb at 503.697.6590. Fees: Reserved seats- $5/Adults;$3/Ages 0-12. First come first served seats-$3/adults; $2/ Ages 0-12.

Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre. Enjoy a special holiday continental breakfast ½ hour before the curtain goes up for this interactive production of The Peppermint Bear Show and the Toy Elves featuring area high school student performers. Geared for ages 3-12. Saturdays, December 6, 13, and 20 at 9 and 11 a.m. in the Lakewood Center Community Meeting Room at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. Advance reservations are required by purchasing tickets either online, at the box office or by calling: 503.635.3901. Fee: $12/person

Holiday Market and Mistletoe Merriment. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the season. You’ll find unique gifts, entertainment, kid activities and photo ops with Santa. Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. 503.675.3985.

Bells n’ Brass Concert. Here’s the perfect antidote to all that background mall music—enjoy authentic sounds of Christmas in this concert featuring the Covenant Bell Choir Sunday, December 7 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Lake Grove Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. 4040 Sunset Drive. 503.636.5656.

The Inner Bottom Line®: The Gift of Giving. Find new ways to give that don’t stress you out and drain your pocketbook. Thursdays, December 11-18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Register for Class 10374. Fee: $25/ACC Members;$38/Others.

High School Holiday Choir Concerts. Holiday carols have a way of bringing out the merry in all of us. Let local high school students work their magic as they perform in their auditoriums over the next couple of weeks. Lake Oswego High School on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. 2501 Country Club Rd., 503.534.2313. Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319.

Journey to Bethlehem. Watch the story of the birth of Jesus unfold as you walk through this live production. Registration required for 40-minute walk-through slots. Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive. Free. 503.699.9840

Christmas Ships Parade. Catch a glimpse of up to 60 boats decked out in holiday lights as they make their way from the River Place Marina in Portland to George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. Boats due to pass by Foothills Park around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. Warm up by the fire in the park shelter while you wait. 199 Foothills Drive. 503.675.2545.

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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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