Your Guide to Ringing in the Holidays in Lake Oswego (Part 2)

christmas-xmas-santa-claus-adventThe holiday activities just keep on coming! Here are some more to usher you all the way through.

Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre. Since this event repeats next weekend, I included it here again. Enjoy a special holiday continental breakfast ½ hour before the curtain goes up for this interactive production of The Peppermint Bear Show: The Taming of the Shoe featuring area high school student performers. Geared for ages 3-12. Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19 and Sundays, December 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: $14/adults;$12/youth 18 and under.

Herbal Gift Workshop for ages 16+. Learn how to infuse oils and make salt scrub, lip balm and massage oils perfect for gift giving. Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. Register for Class #12326. $30/Resident;$45/Non-Resident.

Tinseltown Trolley. Enjoy a Yuletide ride on the Willamette Shore trolley all decked out for the holidays on Saturday, December 12. Includes story time, treats, carols and a visitor from the North Pole. Reservations for the 45 minute rides can be made for departures at 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:45 p.m. Cost is $15 (12 and under); $18 for adults. Departs from 311 N State Street. 503.675.2549.

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 Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. 2501 Country Club Rd., 503.534.2313. Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Watch what happens when a teacher casts the worst kids in school to star in the Christmas play. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on December 17-23 and at 2:00 p.m. on December 19-20. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. Purchase tickets online, at the box office or by calling: 503.635.3901. Fee: $15/adults;$12/youth 18 and under.

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. Here’s another opportunity to slow the season down and take in the sights as you ride through downtown Lake Oswego and the First Addition neighborhood. Saturday, December 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating is no longer available so it’s first come, first served. $5/adults; $3/children. Rides leave on the half hour from the main fire station, 300 B Avenue. 503.675.2549.

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 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19.Warm up by the fire in the park shelter while you wait. 199 Foothills Drive. 503.675.2549.

Holidays Around the World for ages 5-12. Keep the kids busy in the days leading up to Christmas as they learn about other cultures, do crafts and bake cookies. Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. Register for Class #12332. $125/Resident;$145/Non-Resident. 503.675.2549.

Last Minute Gift Crafts for grades 6 and up. Materials and snacks will be provided for last minute Santas. Tuesday, December 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street. 503.675.2538.

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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 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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