Lake Oswego Holiday Activities Guide (Part 1)

holiday-activities-1Add to your holiday festivities by taking advantage of some of the special events here in Lake Oswego.

There are so many I’m covering them over two different weeks. Here’s the first installment.

Reunion Farmers 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 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, First and Evergreen.

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 while the Reunion Farmer’s Market is taking place. Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Limited reserved seating ($5/Adults; $3/Youth) is available by contacting The rest of the seats are first come, first served: $5/adults; $3/children. Rides leave on the half hour from Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First Street. 503.675.3983.

Lakewood in City Lights. This annual event has moved to downtown Portland to the Sentinel Hotel. Enjoy dinner catered by Jake’s Grill, entertainment, mini auction and a chance to win a raffle for a wine and spirits collection valued at $3,000. Attendees who don’t want to drive can take a coach from Lakewood’s parking lot to the event ($20/person) or choose to make a night of it and stay at the hotel. Saturday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $75/person ($35 tax deductible) and can be purchased at the box office, online or by calling 503.635.3901.

Lake Oswego Arts Council Holiday Gallery. Finding the one-of-a-kind gift starts here where 30 local artists bring their handcrafted work for you to choose from. Things kick off on Tuesday, November 22 and run through Friday, December 23. Enjoy artist receptions and demonstrations every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Regular museum hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 510 Museum and ARTspace, 510 First Street. 503.675.3738.

52nd 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 25 at 5:30 p.m. Begins at Bigelow Plaza on the corner of 5th and A Avenue and proceeds down to Millennium Plaza Park.

Dennis’ 7 Dees Reindeer Magic. Bring the kids to pet baby reindeer and have their picture taken with Santa. They’ll also enjoy holiday craft activities, hot cocoa and cookies while you’ll enjoy shopping for holiday gifts and greens. Friday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Garden Center, 1090 McVey Avenue. 503.636.4660.

Tinseltown Trolley. It’s Lake Oswego’s version of the Polar Express. Hop aboard and let your imaginations soar as you enjoy carols, story time, treats and more! Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 with rides leaving at 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Reservations required and some rides only had waiting list spots available. Tickets are $20/Adults; $16/Youth 12 and under. 503.675.2549.

Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre. Enjoy a special holiday continental breakfast ½ hour before the curtain goes up for this holiday production featuring area high school student performers. Geared for ages 3-12. Performances are December 3, 10, and 17 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and December 11, 18, and 20 at 11:00 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.

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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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