December Events in Grants Pass, OR


Dec 2nd

SANTAS ARRIVAL & ANNUAL TREE LIGHTNING CEREMONY- Santa will be arriving at 5:30 andwill stick around till 8pm – come and see Jolly ol St. Nick ad stroll around downtown on this fun First Friday’s event!  Then make sure not to miss the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that will begin at 7pm. 

Location:  Downtown Grants Pass


Dec 2 & Dec 18

BARNSTORMERS THEATRE – The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut and the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree - performances start at 7pm Cost is $14.00 – $17.00 for General Admission

Location:  Barnstormers Theatre – 112 NE Evelyn Ave – Grants Pass

Contact:  (541) 479-3357



Dec 2

BALLROOM DANCING SOCIAL – this is a new event starting in December!!!  Every first Friday of the month @ 8pm there will be Ballroom Dancing.  There will also be lessons at each event to learn 2 different dances.  We also have dance lessons EVERY Thursday!!!

Location:  Grants Pass Community Center

Contact:  (541) 479-4832


Dec 3

CHRISTMAS PARADE – starts at 7pm 

Location:  Downtown Grants Pass


Dec 3

HAPPIER HOLIAYS FAMILY EVENT – presented by Coalition for Kids “Money Smarts” program, in partnership with the Grants Pass Boys & Girls Club.  – From 10am- 1pm – Activities include:  A workshop for adults on how to make the holidays more affordable, holiday crafts anda holiday budgeting activity for the kids, information on resources to help your family get through the winter.  FREE babysitting. A light lunch will be provided for all kids as well as for adults who attend workshop. 

Location:   Boys & Girls Club – 203 SE 9th Street – Grants Pass

Contact:  (541) 479- 1929


Dec 3

HOLIDAY PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER – starts at 10am, come down and get your Family Portrait taken for Christmas!  All proceeds go to the Legal Defense fund from our trip to LUBA this summer.  We also have a silent auction going on a the same time. Thank you for your support!!!  The Peaceful Pink People.

Location:  Grants Pass Community Center


Dec 3


Location:  Junction Inn parking lot in Cave Junction

Contact:  (541) 592-3326


Dec 3  @ 10am-4pm

13th ANNUAL PACIFICA ARTS GUILD WINTER FESTIVAL –  Handmade Holiday gifts by local artists & crafters, live music & performances, various art demonstrations, food & refreshments, raffle prize drawings, affordable children’s craft-making activities, sleigh & wagon rides.

Location:  Pacifica Gardens – 14615 Watergap Road – Williams, OR

Contact:  (541) 846-1100



Dec 3  @ 2-4pm

TRIMMING the LIBRARY CHRISTMAS TREE – Carols from GPHS “Sounds Unlimited”   movie showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Location:  Josephine Community Library

Contact:  Tonya, (541) 476-0571


Dec 3 – 4

DOME SCHOOL WINTER BAZAAR – starting at 10am.  Exquisite locally handcrafted items.  Breakfast, tostadas, soup, desserts &  beverages.  Raffle, kids activities & live entertainment. 

Location:  Dome School – 9367 Takilma Road – Cave Junction, OR 

Contact:  (541) 592-3911


Dec 3  @  3-4:30pm


Location:  Grants Pass Performing Arts Center @ GPHS


Dec 3-6

ROGUE WINTERFEST – a festival of holiday trees, art and fantasy scenes with a public viewing Sat & Sun.  A reception with food and entertainment on Monday and a Gala with tree auctions on Tuesday, all benefit mentally ill adults and children. 

Location:  The Bear Hotel – 2101 NE Spalding Ave – Grants Pass

Contact:  (541) 890-5472



Dec 5 @5:30pm

HEALTHY HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING – join us to get some recipes for a menu that is nice enough to serve to company but won’t add inches to the waistline.  Recipes will include Roasted Port Tenderloin, Cranberry-Apple sauce, Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach-Apple-Walnut Salad to mention a few…

Location:  OHMS Connunty Health Education Center

Contact:  (541)471-4208



Dec 10 & Dec 17 @ 6pm

EXIT 48 – CHRISTMAS MYSTERY – the new Roue River area performance troupe, Exit 48, will again be presenting an original mystery.  This time with a Christmas theme, entitled:  “The Cookie Crumbles” at The Station Restaurant in Rogue River. 

Guests are invited to join in the spirit of the season and take on the roles of some of the minor characters in this new play, set in Santa’s Workshop.  As usual this dramatic whodunit will have lots of clues and some interesting suspects.  And of course, that wonderful dinner faire for which The Station has become so well known.  Call the Station for tickets  or order online. Cost $34.00 per person.

Location: The Station Restaurant – Rogue River (541) 582-9725

Contact:  (541) 226-6703

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Dec 10

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR – sponsored by Three Rivers community Hospital Auxiliary – come see the holiday decor in several homes around the community.  It is fun to see and gives you tons of ideas for decorating your own home during the Holiday Season! 

Location:  St Annes Church

Contact:  (541)476-7651


Dec 11 @ 2pm-4pm

COOKIES & CAROLS – with the students of Great Northwest Music

Location:  Josephine Community Library

Contact:  Tonya (541) 476-0571


Dec 11 @2pm & 7pm

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – full length production of holiday classic.  Tickets available at Champion Outlet, online, or at the door.   Cost is $10.00 per person. 

Location:  Grants Pass Performing Arts Center – GPHS

Contact:  (541) 226-5732 or (541) 476- 4641



Dec 12 @4pm-7:30pm

ANNUAL SOUP FOR THE SOUL – a benefit dinner funded by local business with a goal of helping those in need while promoting community involvement and enrichment.  Admission is $10.00 in advance or $12.00 @ door – or 10 cans of food.  It includes:  one handcrafted bowl to keep, soup (courtesy of local restaurants), raffles, silent auctions and live music.  Tickets are available at the Train Depot and Aplands’s Auto Body.

Location:  The Train Depot

Contact:  Alex (541) 761-8974 or Naomi (541) 218-5022


Dec 12 @ 6:30pm

ROGUE WINTERFEST CULINARY & WINE PAIRING CHRISTMAS CLASSIC – what an incredible night…gourmet food, exceptional wine and brew, fun entertainment and thrilling silent auction.  Come sample the best of the Rogue Valley!

Location:  Bear Hotel

Contact:  (541) 708-1610



Dec 13 @ 6pm

ROGUE WINTERFEST – GALA EVENT & AUCTION – all ticket sales from tonight will go directly to Options for Southern Oregon, Family Friends and SOASTC.   Enjoy one of a kind dining experience int he Evergreen Bear Hotel surrounded by the most beautiful Christmas Trees in the valley!  If you love the holidays, this is a do not miss event complete with art, great food, live music and best of all SHOPPING!!!

Location:  Bear Hotel

Contact:  (541) 708-1610



Dec 13


Location:  Merlin Community Center

Contact:  Jan, (541) 660-2364


Dec 14- 15 both @ 7pm

GRANTS PASS HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT – pre sales by music students or the GPHS bookkeeper, also available at the door.  Cost  $4.00 – Come and listen to an eventing of festive music performed by all of the GPHS music ensembles:  Band, Choir and Orchestra. 

Location:  Grants Pass Performing Arts Center

Contact:  GPHS Music Department (541) 474-5710


Dec 15 @ 5pm-8pm

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – come enjoy a special evening at The Spa at Club Northwest.  Complimentary mini services offered – Wine tasting, live music, special offers, drawings for prizes.  Gift Certificates available.

Location:  Club Northwest – Grants Pass

Contact:  (541) 476-5893



Dec 17 @10am

CHRISTMAS in the KITCHEN- Cooking with Kids – start a holiday tradition with a child that can be carried on for a lifetime.  Bring a special youngster to this hands-on class and get some great ideas for Holiday themed recipes that will ge fun to prepare and share. 

Location:  OHMS-Community Health Education Center

Contact:  (541) 471- 4208



Dec 17 @1pm-2pm

HOLIDAY MELODIES BY “LYTNING” – 2010 Barbershop Oregon Senior Champions

Location:  Josephine Community Library

Contact:  Tonya (541) 476-0571


Dec 17 @ 7:30pm -THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – see above for info


Dec 17

A CELEBRATION of CHRISTMAS PAST – with music entertainment, crafts, carriage rides and refreshments, sponsored by the Josephine County Historical Society.

Location:  Schmidt House , 5th & J Street – Grants Pass

Contact:  (541) 479-7827


Dec 17

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  and VISIT FROM SANTA!!! – come join us for some Holiday cheer down at the Wilderville Store – Santa will be there and there will be tons of fun for the whole family

Location:  Wilderville Store – 7845 Redwood Hwy – Grants Pass

Contact:  Laura, (541) 476-3924


Dec 17 -23 @12pm

CHRISTMAS on MARS2 – Public Open House-Self Guided Tours – Remember the unforgettable “Christmas on Mars” 2010?  Well, Evergreen ‘s 2011 “Christmas on Mars2″ (the sequel) will be featured at the Bear Hotel this Christmas Season.  Come see all and experience the fun for all ages!  Open Dec 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 Tour times are 11am, 1pm & 3pm.  You do not need an appointment and the Cost is FREE!

Location:  Bear Hotel


Dec 18 @2pm – THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – see above for info


Dec 25

The ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DAY BREAKFAST for the COMMUNITY – Sponsored by Cave Junction Cares

Location:  Cave Junction’s Jubilee Park

Contact:  (541) 592-3594


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