9 More Ways to Add More Ho Ho Ho to Your Holidays in Lake Oswego

There are lots of reasons to be merry this holiday season in Lake Oswego. Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of the holidays (and be sure to check out part 1 of this guide here).

Acoustic Guitar Summit Christmas. Treat yourself to music which one critic described as “rich and heady as a rum-soaked eggnog laced with varied spices.” Award-winning fingerstyle guitarists will delight you with the jeweled sounds of the season. Monday, December 11. Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Music begins at 7:00 p.m. $20/person; $100 VIP table for four. Buy tickets online.

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 Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. 2501 Country Club Rd., 503.534.2313. Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319.

Creative Gift Making for ages 6-10. Take out some of the commercialism of the holidays and let your kids get inspired to create gifts from the heart using a variety of media. Saturday, December 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. $44/Resident; $66/Non-Resident. Register online for class #16150.

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 16. 199 Foothills Drive. 503.675.2549.

Jingle and Swing Holiday Concert. Get all jazzed up with sounds that will take you back to Nat King Cole and The Dorsey Brothers featuring Pete Krebs, special guests from The Stolen Sweets and swing dancers, Melissa Roane and Colin Livesay. Saturday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive. General admission tickets: $23/Adult;$16/Youth. Register online for activity 16514 or call 503.675.2549.

Holidays Around the World for ages 5-12. School’s out and Santa’s coming—keep the kids entertained the week leading up to the big day. They’ll learn about how the holidays are celebrated in different countries, make crafts to give as gifts, and bake cookies. Monday through Friday, December 18-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Avenue. $185/Resident; $231/Non-Resident. Register online for #16442.

Sugar and Spice, a Holiday Treat with LaRhonda Steele, Julie Amici, Dean Mueller, Dave Fleschner and Alan Hager. This group has got you covered no matter your musical taste: jazz, blues, R&B, soul and a touch of Christmas. Monday, December 18. Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Music begins at 7:00 p.m. $20/person; $100 VIP table for four. Buy tickets online.

Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a french toast breakfast, carolers and a visit with Santa. Tuesday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road. $14/Adults; $10/Youth; Kids under 3 are free. Pre-registration required.

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 14-17 and 19-23 and at 2:00 p.m. on December 16,17, and 23. 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.

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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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