Happening This Week in Jacksonville

Events This Week

  • Saturday, November 28

    • Small Business Saturday- Shop for the holidays at our local boutique shops 10am-5pm
    • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides- 12-4pm at City Hall
    • Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting– 5pm
      • Live stream on Facebook @JacksonvilleOregon and Instagram @visitjacksonvilleoregon
  • Sunday, November 29

    • Father Christmas – Beekman Bank (3rd Street Entrance) 11am-4pm
    • Drive-Thru Toy Drive – 4:30-6:30pm
      • Please bring an upwrapped toy or gift to Hall (enter from E St/5thSt)
      • Donations will go to Jackson County Salvation Army families

    COVID-19 UPDATE: Please visit https://jacksonvilleoregon.com/covid-19-response/ for updated business hours and services as well as other important information regarding COVID-19.

    From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide two-week freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The new measures include:

    • Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.
    • Limiting eating and drinking establishments to take-out and delivery only.
    • Closing gyms and fitness organizations.
    • Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts.
    • Closing zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools.
    • Limiting grocery stores and pharmacies to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup.
    • Limiting retail stores and retail malls (indoor and outdoor) to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup.
    • Closing venues (that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events).
    • Prohibiting indoor visiting in long-term care facilities (outdoor visitation permitted for supporting quality of life).

    Help your community.  Order a meal for take-out or curbside delivery, make an online purchase (many are offering free shipping) or even find a place to stay.

    One of the best ways that you can help our businesses is by purchasing gift certificates that can be used at a later date or to send to friends and family. Right now your support really matters to our small town!

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting

    While the world has changed in 2020, we want to continue with the Christmas Spirit as much as possible.

    The Victorian Christmas season will kick-off with a virtual Caroling & Tree Lighting on Shop Small Saturday, November 28, 2020

    This a virtual event which will be available for viewing on our Facebook page @JacksonvilleOregon and Instagram @visitjacksonvilleoregon.

    For more information on our Victorian Christmas events, visit ChristmasInJacksonville.com

  • Drive-Thru Toy Drive

    We will be having a drive-thru Toy Drive on Sunday, 11/29 from 4:30-6:30pm.

    All unwrapped toys will be given to the Salvation Army to help those in need right here in the Rogue Valley. Due to many factors, gifts are in great need this year for children of all ages.

    Entrance to this event begins on E street (from 5th St). We invite you and your family to give generously and as you drive-thru you may spot some a jolly old elf you know and some other special surprises!

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

    Tonka And Mato with Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are back in town for our Victorian Christmas season!
    Bring your group of up to 15 people for a 20 minute ride in Historic Jacksonville.
    $10.00 per person, under 3 free (must ride on lap). Cash debit and credit accepted!
    Dates: Saturdays, November 28th-December 19th
    TIME: 12 to 4pm
    LOCATION: Meet at the Jacksonville City Hall on 5th/C Street, across from the Mustard Seed Cafe
    First come, first serve
    For more information contact Garry 541-660-483
  • Father Christmas

    Enjoy a holiday tradition. Father Christmas will be visiting Jacksonville on weekends during Victorian Christmas.

    LOCATION: You will find Father Christmas at 155 North 3rd Street, in the Dan McGeorge Photo Gallery

    DATES: Sat & Sun 11/28-12/20

    TIME: 11am-4pm

    *We ask that all those 5+ wear a face covering and observe social distancing guidelines while waiting in line. Only one family/group will be allowed to enter at a time. There is no charge for taking pictures with Father Christmas. You are welcome to take your own photos as there is no professional photographer.

Ongoing Activities

  • Jacksonville Community Center


    Tuesdays: Zumba (6:30-7:30pm) Online

    Participants will be able to access the Zoom class without payment.  However, to support our ongoing class offerings, we greatly appreciate donations at this time.

    Thursdays: Tai Chi (9-10am) @ Jacksonville Community Center $5

    Practice Tai Chi and relax while you tone and gently exercise your body. Tai Chi incorporates balance, breathing, and slow movements of the entire body while relaxing your mind. Tai Chi will gradually improve your posture, balance, flexibility and sense of well being by the continued practice of this Chinese art form. Tai Chi is taught Thursdays by Carolyn.   New students can begin the class anytime.

    Fridays: Outdoor Yoga (10:30-11:30am) @ Nunan Square $5 donation

    Lori Grable will be teaching her popular Beginning Yoga class outdoors with social distancing! This class is open to anyone that is interested in trying out yoga for the first time or wants a refresher yoga class after a layoff. Come with comfortable clothes and a yoga mat. The class is taught by Jacksonville resident Lori Grable who has been teaching yoga since 2006. Weather permitting.

    Visit Jacksonville Community Center for details.

*Reservations Required

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