Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and the history of our past with Victorian Christmas.
The celebration begins with a Community Caroling & Tree Lighting on Shop Small Saturday on November 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Our Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 am.
Festivities continue on weekends in December leading up to Christmas. The celebration is a wonderful memory making opportunity for families and friends. And it has become a cherished tradition in the Rogue Valley.
We decorate the town 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 7 – 22 you can take family pictures with Father Christmas*, enjoy strolling carolers – some in vintage costumes. You will also find complimentary hot cider. Back In Time Wagon Rides are also available starting at City Hall in 5th Street.
And where better to do your holiday shopping? Local shops are imbued with holiday cheer and they have everything you will need to complete your holiday shopping. Additionally, the local restaurants and tasting rooms offer special holiday fare.
Be sure to make time to tour the Beekman House and check out Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar. The holiday tours highlight how many of our favorite Christmas traditions come from the Victorian era. Tours run every 15 minutes between 11 am & 2:45 pm weekends from Nov. 30 – December 29. Tickets are available at the door. Bazaar admission is free. Proceeds help preserve Jacksonville’s historic buildings and expand historic program offerings. Located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, house tour admission is $5.
*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 at a new location – 155 North 3rd Street, in the Dan McGeorge Photo Gallery.
We apologize to inform you that our Jolly Holly Trolley will be out of service for visitors in December.
Thanks to our Sponsors
Gold Level: Umpqua Bank, Carefree Buffalo & Jacksonville Publishing
Silver Level: Willow Creek, Pot Rack, Cycle Analysis, Britt Festival, Angelica Day Spa, US Bank, Scheffel’s Toys & More, Magnolia Inn
Click here —> 2019 Victorian Christmas Events & Times
Community Caroling & Tree Lighting – Saturday, November 30 at 5:00 pm
(Block of 3rd Street between California & C Streets)
11:00am-3:00pm: Wreath-making at Hanley Farm
11:00am-4:00pm: Father Christmas
11:00am-3:00pm: Beekman House
Holiday Tours, Beekman Bank Tours
5:00pm: Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Caroling
Parade is Saturday – December 7 at 10:00 am (along California Street).
10:00am: Christmas Parade
After Parade: Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale – until sold-out
1:00-3:00pm: Angel Art & Holiday
Treasures Show Reception @ Art Presence Art Center
If you would like to be a parade entrant, CLICK HERE for Parade Entry Form
It takes a village to put on this celebration and we welcome all types of help!
Want to provide caroling – CLICK HERE
The Victorian Christmas Celebration is coordinated by the Jacksonville Oregon Chamber of Commerce and Business Association which can be reached by calling 541-899-8118 or emailing email@example.com.
Come join us in historic, charming Jacksonville Oregon to celebrate the holidays the old fashioned way!