It may only be October but many of the popular holiday events in Lake Oswego are already sold out.
So, make your list and sign up now for spaces that are still available for these activities:
TINSELTOWN TROLLEY. Discover the magic of the holiday season with a yuletide ride on the historic Willamette Shore Trolley. Children delight in a merry experience aboard the decorated trolley that includes holiday lights, sweet treats, carols and more! As the trolley makes its way back to the station, guests are treated to a visit from a very special guest all the way from the North Pole.
Rides last approximately 45 minutes. While several time slots are sold out, there are still some available so check the schedule. December 9 through December 11. Trolley departs from 311 N. State Street.
ELF JR. Back by popular demand, Elf Jr is a one hour condensed, author-approved version of the full length musical tailored to the talent of young actors and young audiences. The story follows Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Performances on December 10 and December 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets are available online: Adults/$15; Youth/$12. 368 S. State Street.
PEPPERMINT BEAR – THE TAMING OF THE SHOE. The Peppermint Bear show is a Lakewood Theatre Company classic that families have enjoyed for years. This year’s version centers around a problem with Santa’s toy-making machinery right during crunch time with Christmas right around the corner. Performances on December 10 and 11 at 11:00 a.m.; December 17 and 18 at 11:00 a.m. and December 20-23 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are available online: Adults $15; Youth $12. Side Door Stage, Lakewood Center, 368 S. State Street.
And mark your calendars for these FREE events that you just have to show up for – no reservations required.
58th ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL. Take part in this annual tradition to ring in the holiday season. Festivities take place at Millennium Plaza Park only this year, with extended hours of holiday music, festive vendors, letters to Santa, sweet treats and more! The celebratory lighting of the Millennium tree takes place at 6:00 p.m. 200 1st Street.
WEST LINN HOLIDAY PARADE. Get out your ugly holiday sweaters and get lost in the like-minded crowd in the annual West Linn Ugly Sweater Parade. Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. Starts at 10th and Willamette Falls Drive. Register online.
CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE. While the Christmas Ships Trolley is already sold out, you can still catch the festive sight by showing up at one of the Lake Oswego viewing spots when the combined fleets make their way to our shores. Saturday, December 17. Ships usually start showing up around 6:00 p.m. at viewing points: Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Drive, Roehr Park, 350 Oswego Pointe Drive, and George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street. 503.675.2549.
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