7 Reasons Why We Love Lake Oswego in November

LAKE GROVE FARMERS’ MARKET. Thankfully the Lake Grove Farmers’ Market continues through November, giving us a chance to enjoy the freshest of produce and best of local goodies like Kelly’s Jellies and Portland Caramels. Open every other Sunday through November 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Hallmark Drive between Mercantile Drive and Collins Way.

ELF MUSICAL. This hilarious fish-out-of-water musical follows Buddy the Elf in search of his father. Faced with the harsh reality that his dad is on the naughty list, Buddy wins over his birth family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Runs November 4 through December 18. Tickets online : $42/Adults; $40/Seniors; $25/Students.368 S. State Street.

FINDING YOUR ANCESTRAL GOLD. As someone who just returned from an ancestral trip to Ireland (where I got to use my new Irish passport!) I appreciate learning about your family history. The Lakewood Center is holding a two-hour workshop. With a genealogist and author of four family histories to inspire you to embark on your own search. Learn the steps to get you started. I can attest that it’s worth the time spent! Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, lower level. Register online for $60. 368 S. State Street.

LAKE OSWEGO REUNION FARMERS’ MARKET. Enjoy this festive way to kick off Thanksgiving week! Many of your favorite Farmers’ Market vendors return to Lake Oswego to share the bounty of their fall harvest. Live music and local artisans round out the celebration. Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Millennium Plaza Park, 200 1st Street.

HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES. Take in the brisk fall air and seasonal colors on an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride through downtown Lake Oswego, leaving from Millennium Plaza Park. Reservations are required for rides on the hour and are currently sold out. First come, first serve tickets are available for purchase onsite for the half hour. $9/Adults; $6/Youth ages 0-12. Rides last approximately 20 minutes and run from 10:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m. 200 1st Street.

LAKEWOOD IN CITY LIGHTS. You’re invited to this holiday gala in support of the Lakewood Center’s Rising Star and education programs. This year’s event is right here at home at Ironlight and features dinner, special games, entertainment and a live auction. Buy your tickets online. November 19 at 5:30 p.m. 525 3rd Street.

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.

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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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