Upcoming Holiday Events in the Gorge

November 18, 2013 by:

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HOLIDAY COOKING AND DRINK MIXING WORKSHOP

November 23, 2013
3 – 5 p.m. (cooking)
5 – 6 p.m. (drink mixing)
Skamania Lodge
Stevenson, WA
Holiday fun! Take the stress out of your holiday with cooking tips from Skamania Lodge’saward winning Chef Wallace on Saturday, November 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Then from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, their featured mixologist will teach guests how to create their favorite holiday cocktails. For more information, visit www.skamania.com.

8TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K FUN RUN/WALK
November 28, 2013
8 a.m.
free
Skamania County Fairgrounds
Stevenson, WA
www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com

funrunSTARLIGHT PARADE
November 29, 2013
6 p.m.
The Dalles, OR

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HOOD RIVER HOLIDAYS
November 30 – December 24, 2013
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Downtown Hood River, OR
Presented by Columbia State Bank

Tis the season, and Hood River, Oregon is the place to be. Known as the “Holiday Town of Oregon,” downtown Hood River is ready again this year to transform into a classic holiday setting. Along the main street, visitors will find beautifully lit holiday trees, decorated storefronts, and lots of unique shopping options—including alpaca clothing, handmade jewelry, and one-of-a-kind arts crafts. Great restaurants are available throughout downtown Hood River, along with local craft beers, and six wine-tasting rooms, all within an 8-block radius. Generously sponsored by Ryan’s Juice and the City of Hood River.

Web site: http://hoodriver.org/events-festivals/chamber-events/hood-river-holidays

CHRISTMAS IN THE GORGE
Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2013
Stevenson, WA

Starlight Parade, Arts & Crafts Bazaar, community events, business open houses, Nativity displays, many more activities.

800-989-9178 or 509-427-8911, www.cityofstevenson.com or www.skamania.org.

TROUTDALE TREE LIGHTING AND FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
December 6, 2013
Troutdale, Oregon

www.ci.troutdale.or.us
503-669-7473
Come to the City of Troutdale and experience the ambiance of a small town complete with buildings aglow, music filling the streets from strolling carolers and hands warmed with a cup of free hot chocolate or spiced cider! A special tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:45 pm with the Reynolds High School Expressions performing during the ceremony. The Vivace Fireside Carolers and the Centennial C-Tones will delight store customers with holiday melodies. Mr. & Mrs. Santa will arrive by Fire Engine escorted by the Troutdale Police. That jolly man and his wife will be handing out candy canes to everyone naughty and nice! Special ornaments have been made by Reynolds High School metal arts department and will be presented at the tree lighting ceremony. Canned food will be collected by SnoCap for local needy families at this event so buy two of everything and bring one to this event. All of this is happening in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. The whole town will come alive with lights during this special event! Come and start your Christmas holiday celebrations here in Troutdale!

HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH ROCK VIOLINIST AARON MEYER
December 6, 2013
3:30 p.m.
Hood River Inn
Hood River, OR

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CHRISTMAS SATURDAY IN CARSON
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Carson, WA
Food, beverages, music and lighting of the largest living Christmas tree in the area! 800-989-9178.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GORGE SING A-LONG
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
Stevenson, WA

Public sing-a-long, holiday refreshments, free program at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum.
800-991-2338, www.columbiagorge.org.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
December 7, 2013
Along the Columbia River in the Hood River Marina area
Hood River, OR

http://www.hoodriveryachtclub.org