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).
West Linn Holiday Parade. Join our neighbors in their annual holiday tradition that culminates with a visit from Santa at the fire station. Get there early and you can participate in (or just get a good laugh from) the Ugly Sweater Dash (the 5K begins at 9:00 a.m., the 1 mile at 9:30 a.m.). Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at 10th and Willamette Falls Drive.
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. Sunday, December 9 and 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 Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. 2501 Country Club Rd., 503.534.2313. Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. 1235 Overlook Drive. 503.534.2319. Admission charge for Lakeridge: $7/Adults; $5/Students and those over 55.
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 arrive around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. Viewing points: Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Drive and Roehr Park, 350 Oswego Pointe Drive. 503.675.2549.
Mistletoe and Starlight Holiday Concert with Tony Starlight. Enjoy a retro Christmas as Tony Starlight croons out holiday classics synonymous with the likes of Bing Crosby and Dean Martin and throws in some comedy routines, impressions and more. Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road. General admission tickets: $21/Adult;$14/Youth. Register online for activity 16514 or call 503.675.2549.
Sugar and Spice, a Holiday Treat with LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici. This duo has got you covered no matter your musical taste: jazz, blues, R&B, soul and a touch of Christmas. Monday, December 17. Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Music begins at 7:00 p.m. $20/person; $120 VIP table for four. Buy tickets online.
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.
Holiday Cookie Daze. Bring the grandkids to decorate cookies for Meals On Wheels recipients and go home with a dozen yourself! Registration is full but waiting list open. Thursday, December 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Register for Activity #18477. $5/Resident; $7/Non-resident.
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