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Rogue Valley live, virtual holiday events: Dec. 4

Magical Christmas murals

Downtown Grants Pass will sparkle with the fiber-optic dazzle of 20 musical Christmas murals and giant nutcrackers through New Year’s Day. The murals weigh 400 pounds each and include sound systems that play the old-fashioned Christmas music. The murals, created by local artisans, are 12 inches thick, 10 feet tall, 5 feet wide and are wired with miles of fiber-optic cable and thousands of points of lights. A map of mural locations is available in the downtown welcome center, 198 SW 6th St, Grants Pass. For further information, call 541-479-3351.

Safeway Providence Festival of Trees

View Christmas trees from decorated window displays at the One West Main building, 1 W. Main St., in downtown Medford through Sunday, Dec. 6. For further information, see providencefoundations.org.

Eagle Point Christmas celebration

Eagle Point will kick off the holiday season with a holiday celebration beginning at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Bob Moore Park, 140 W. Main St. Festivities include caroling, lighting of the city Christmas tree and a visit with Santa. Santa’s “helpers” will pass out candy. Because of COVID–19 precautions, photos with Santa and the annual stuffed animal giveaway will not be part of this year’s celebration. Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing will be enforced. For a schedule of events and further information, see eaglepointchamber.org or call 541-324-2620.

Dickens’ Christmas Feast

The Winchester Inn, 35 S. Second St., Ashland, will hold its 38th annual Dickens’ Christmas Feast Fridays through Tuesdays, Dec. 4-15, and Saturday through Thursday, Dec. 19-24. The feast consists of a local take on a traditional six-course Christmas feast. Carolers in Dickens’ Christmas costumes entertain as they stroll through the restaurant singing traditional carols. The restaurant will take your orders when you make your reservation. Cost is $85 per person, with tax and gratuities included. Dinner begins at 6:30 each evening. The restaurant recommends arriving by 6:15 p.m. For details, call 541-488-1113 or see winchesterinn.com/restaurant-events.

Wreath-making at Hanley Farm

Make your own holiday wreath from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Wreath-making kits will be available for $15 and include a base of grapevines or fruitwood, greens, cones, berries and wire; for that “extra touch,” bring your own ribbons, ornaments, and trimmings. Assemble your wreath at the farm, or purchase a kit and make it at home. Volunteers will be on-site to give wreath-making advice. Santa will be available for photos in the farm’s big red truck in front of the barn with a Christmas tree in the back, for $5. You can take a photo with your own camera, or a volunteer will take the photo for you. If you do not have a camera, volunteers will take a photos and text or email the picture to you. Masks are required, and all OHA guidelines will be enforced. Reservations are not required. For details, see sohs.org/node/254135 or call 541-773-6536 ext. 202.

Jacksonville Victorian Christmas

Jacksonville continues to provide as much Victorian Christmas spirit as possible. On weekends between Dec. 5-20, visitors can take family pictures with Father Christmas (no charge, but they ask that all those 5 and older wear a face covering and observe social distancing guidelines), and enjoy strolling carolers. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19, starting at the new City Hall. You will find Father Christmas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 155 N. Third St., in the Dan McGeorge Gallery. For further information, including wagon ride admission, see jacksonvilleoregon.com/discover/events-festivals/annual-events/victorian-christmas

Central Point Community Christmas Lights Show

Central Point’s annual Christmas parade is getting a makeover this year. Organizers are assembling a lineup of lit-up vehicles at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The city will stage decorated vehicles around City Hall so spectators can drive through and view. Children will be able to wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus and get a free Christmas bag (while supplies last). Want to join the show? Organizers are looking for community members with lots of Christmas cheer. See centralpointoregon.gov/Christmas for details and to learn how to register. It’s free to participate.

Gold Hill Holiday Celebration

Santa will light up the trees at the Gold Hill Library park, 202 Dardanelles St., during the “Making Gold Hill Merry and Bright” holiday celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. After lighting the trees, Santa will lead a tour through town to view the city’s decorating contest entries. Santa will not meet with children in person this year due to COVID-19. Ballots will be available to vote for your favorite display from Saturday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 18. Maps and ballots available on Dec. 5 at the City of Gold Hill website, cityofgoldhill.com.

Rogue Winterfest

Josephine County’s largest holiday festival, Rogue Winterfest, will be held virtually this year. Recorded shows with Santa and his friends, including craft-making, stories, entertainment and more, will be available at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6. Rogue Winterfest will be held virtually to help continue support of the Rogue Valley’s mental health organizations: Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon. For details and to register, see roguewinterfest.org.

Ashland Festival of Light

Downtown Ashland is once again all lit up for the holidays. The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has special holiday content planned for its website and also recorded the official switch being flipped to turn on the lights. The chamber has created Rudolph’s Scavenger Hunt for the 2020 Christmas season. Sneaky Rudolph has hidden his deer brothers and sisters all over Ashland, and it’s up to kids and families to find them before Christmas Eve and win prizes. Game details, along with a printable list of clues, will be posted online at ashlandchamber.com/page.asp?navid=1518. Another new event for 2020 is the ShopAshlandOregon.com website, where you can browse through dozens of Ashland specialty shops and do your online holiday shopping locally from the comfort of your home.

Siskiyou Singers Holiday Concert

The local Siskiyou Singers choir, directed by Mark Reppert, now in its 38th year, will present “Where There Is Love,” a free online concert celebrating the 2020 holiday season, on Friday, Dec. 11. The program will include “O Magnum Mysterium” by Luis Victoria, “Silent Night,” arranged by John Rutter, “Hanerot Halalu,” “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé, and more. The concert will be posted to the Siskiyou Singers’ website on Dec. 11, where it will remain up for viewing indefinitely. For further information or to access the concert, see siskiyousingers.org.

RV Chorale ‘Holiday Faire’

The Rogue Valley Chorale, guided by Artistic Director Michael Morris, will present “Holiday Faire,” a concert celebrating the holiday season, on Southern Oregon PBS. The show, which premiered during the station’s annual fund drive on Nov. 27, will re-air at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 and again at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. See roguevalleychorale.org for more information.

Medford Winter Lights Festival: Medford will hold a special two-day, drive-thru version of its annual Winter Lights Festival at Pear Blossom Park, which features the lighting of the city tree. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5, the streets will be open around the park so revelers can view the tree, hear music and view the holiday lights display. Winners of the annual coloring contest will be announced, and Santa will be there with goodie bags. Events occur on the streets surrounding Pear Blossom Park (enter from E. Sixth Street). Winners will receive a bike and have their sheets displayed at the festival.