Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas. The celebration begins with a Community Caroling &
Tree Lighting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continues on the first three weekends in December, with some activities the weekend after Christmas. The celebration is a wonderful memory making activity and a cherished tradition.
The town is decorated all in natural greenery with white lights to evoke Christmases past. But the activities will keep any of today’s visitors entertained. On weekends between December 1 – 23 there are pictures with Father Christmas*, strolling carolers – some in vintage costumes – and complimentary hot cider, and Jolly Holly Trolley rides.
*There is no charge for taking pictures with Father Christmas. You are welcome to take your own photos as there is no professional photographer. You will find Father Christmas and maybe a few elves at 190 East California Street, in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.
It takes a village to put on this celebration and we welcome all types of help!
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And where better to do your holiday shopping – on the weekends or any day of the week. Local shops are imbued with holiday cheer and everything you will need to complete your holiday shopping. Local restaurants and tasting rooms offer special holiday fare.
Tree Lighting & Community Caroling – Saturday, November 24 at 5:00 pm
(Block of 3rd Street between California & C Streets)
Parade is Saturday – December 1 at 10:00 am (along California Street).
We have the Holly Jolly Trolley back this year, too. Fare is $1 for a short loop around town with on-off service. (This is not our regular 45 minute narrated history tours. Just a brief trip to enjoy a small part of Jacksonville’s Christmas Spirit.)
Be sure to make time to tour the Beekman House and check out Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar. Tours run every 15 minutes between 11 am & 2:45 pm.
Located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, house tour admission the first 3 weekends is $5 for adults, $3 for children (6-12) and seniors (65+). For “Boxing Day”, December 26, tour admission is $2 with a canned good donation to ACCESS. Should you choose to pay regular price, all admission monies collected over $2 will be donated to ACCESS. Tickets are available at the door. Bazaar admission is free. Proceeds help preserve Jacksonville’s historic buildings and expand historic program offerings.
The Victorian Christmas Celebration is coordinated by the Coordinated by the Jacksonville Oregon Chamber of Commerce and Business Association which can be reached by calling 541-899-8118 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us in historic, charming Jacksonville Oregon to celebrate the holidays the old fashioned way!
2018 Calendar of Events will be updated as information is available
Saturday, November 24
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Merchant Open House
6:00 pm Christmas Tree Lighting & Community Caroling – 3rd Street between Californian & C Streets
Saturday, December 1
10:00 am Victorian Christmas Parade – 3 blocks of California Street in downtown Jacksonville
Weekend Activities December 1 – 23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Father Christmas (190 East California St.),
- Carolers, Town Crier,
- Jolly Holly Trolley Rides
- Hot Cider
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Beekman House Holiday Tours – 470 East California Street
- St. Joseph Rectory Open House –204 North 4th Street
- Beekman Bank Tours – Corner of California & 3rd Street