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Medford Ugly Sweater 5K

Cost: Starting at $20. Region: Medford. Email: medforduglysweater5k@gmail.com. Venue website: www.MedfordUglySweater5K.com. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Downtown Medford.

Santa Photos - LIVE Reindeer

Help support South Medford Softball! 1st 3 weekends of December: 12/5, 12/6 12/12, 12/13, 12/14 12/19, 12/20, 12/21 Friday nights: 5:30pm-8:00pm Saturdays: 10:00am-3:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-3:00pm. Cost: $10-$15 depending on package. Region: Medford. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Harry & David's Country Village 1314 Center Drive - Medford.

Jacksonville's Victorian Christmas Celebration

Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas continues weekends through December 22, 2014. Horse drawn wagon rides (corner of 3rd & California downtown), pictures with Father Christmas (historic courthouse on 5th Street between C & D Streets) , strolling carolers in vintage costumes and complimentary hot cider (Beekman Bank, corner of 3rd & California) are all available from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Region: Jacksonville. Phone: 541-899-8118. Artist/event website: www.jacksonvilleoregon.org. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Downtown Jacksonville, Oregon.

Studio Roxander's The Nutcracker

Magical dolls, flurries of snowflakes, and visions of sugarplums will soon grace the stage at Crater Performing Arts Center. It’s time once again to take the enchanting journey of The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition and classic ballet will be presented by Studio Roxander from December 13 through December 21, 2013. Cost: Adults: $20, $18, $16, $14. Children/Seniors: $16, $14, $12, $10. Region: Central Point. Reservations: www.studioroxander.com. Phone: 541-773-7272. Registration: www.studioroxander.com. Artist/event website: www.studioroxander.com. Ticket Web Link: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=8fa7d484f26b1492fba5b6b49fa321fe. Venue website: www.studioroxander.com. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crater Performing Arts Center 655 N. Third Central Point.

Hanukkah Party at Temple Emek Shalom

Cost: $10 donation per family to cover costs. Region: Ashland. Phone: 541-488-2909. Artist/event website: http://emekshalom.org/. Email: office@emekshalom.org. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Temple Emek Shalom 1800 East Main St. Ashland, OR.

Annual Havurah Hanukkah Faire

On Saturday, December 20th at 4:30 PM join Rabbi David Zaslow and the Havurah community for our annual Hanukkah Faire. Bring menorahs and candles for our community candle lighting, followed by storytelling with Debra Zaslow and a Hanukkah Sing-a-Long led by Cyrise and Stefan Schachter with special guest, Donny Yance, and the Havurah choir Latkas with all the trimmings will be for sale. Dreydle spinning and face-painting. Free for the whole family, all are welcome. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland. Call 541-488-7716 for more info. Cost: FREE. Region: Ashland. Phone: 541-488-7716. Artist/event website: www.havurahshirhadash.org. Ticket Phone: 541-488-7716. Email: office@ashlandhavurah.org. Venue website: www.havurahshirhadash.org. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Havurah Synagogue 185 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland, OR 97520.

First Frost: Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Rescheduled Opening Night

Cost: Free - $5.50. Region: Ashland. Phone: 541.488.5340. Artist/event website 2: www.AshlandParksandRec.org. Email: parksinfo@ashland.or.us. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 95 Winburn Way, Ashland OR.

Holiday Party Bus Christmas Lights Tour

Please book your reservation asap for best seats and at least 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children. Region: Medford. Directions: Meeting at Harry and David Parking lot or Ashland's Main Street Tours- parking lot at 800 N. Main Street ( next to Breadboard Restaurant). Reservations: phone 541 482-9852 or www.Ashland-Tours.com. Phone: 541 482-9852. Artist/event website: www.Ashland-Tours.com. Ticket Phone: 541 482-9852. Email: MainStreetTours@gmail.com. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville.

The Longest Night Mile

It's a one mile fun run around North Medford High School's Bowerman Track, and only costs three cans of non-perishable food per person to help support ACCESS Food Charity! There will be a slower race (above a 6:30 minute mile) at 6:30p.m. and a faster race at 7p.m. There There will be ribbons for many different age groups, and Bobbio's Pizza gift cards for the overall guy and girl winners of both races ($50 for the fast race, $25 for the slow race). For any questions, contact Piete Voskes at 541-944-5460, or Conner Covey at 541-261-8593. Cost: Only 3 cans of food to help support Access food charity! Region: Medford. Directions: Bowerman Field at North Medford High School. Reservations: No reservation required. Phone: 541-261-8593. Registration: Will have registration slips available at event, and flyers available at Bobbio's Pizza in medford and spread throughout North Medford High School. Artist/event website: www.sorunners.org. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. 1900 N. Keene Way Dr, Medford, OR.

Studio Roxander's The Nutcracker

Magical dolls, flurries of snowflakes, and visions of sugarplums will soon grace the stage at Crater Performing Arts Center. It’s time once again to take the enchanting journey of The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition and classic ballet will be presented by Studio Roxander from December 13 through December 21, 2013. Cost: Adults: $20, $18, $16, $14. Children/Seniors: $16, $14, $12, $10. Region: Central Point. Reservations: www.studioroxander.com. Phone: 541-773-7272. Registration: www.studioroxander.com. Artist/event website: www.studioroxander.com. Ticket Web Link: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=8fa7d484f26b1492fba5b6b49fa321fe. Ticket Phone: 541-773-7272. Venue website: www.studioroxander.com. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Crater Performing Arts Center 655 N. Third St. Central Point.

Santa Photos - LIVE Reindeer

Help support South Medford Softball! 1st 3 weekends of December: 12/5, 12/6 12/12, 12/13, 12/14 12/19, 12/20, 12/21 Friday nights: 5:30pm-8:00pm Saturdays: 10:00am-3:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-3:00pm. Cost: $10-$15 depending on package. Region: Medford. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Harry & David's Country Village 1314 Center Drive - Medford.

Jacksonville's Victorian Christmas Celebration

Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas continues weekends through December 22, 2014. Horse drawn wagon rides (corner of 3rd & California downtown), pictures with Father Christmas (historic courthouse on 5th Street between C & D Streets) strolling carolers in vintage costumes and complimentary hot cider (Beekman Bank, corner of 3rd & California) are all available from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Region: Jacksonville. Phone: 541-899-8118. Artist/event website: www.jacksonvilleoregon.org. Email: chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Downtown Jacksonville, Oregon.

Studio Roxander's The Nutcracker

Magical dolls, flurries of snowflakes, and visions of sugarplums will soon grace the stage at Crater Performing Arts Center. It’s time once again to take the enchanting journey of The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition and classic ballet will be presented by Studio Roxander from December 13 through December 21, 2013. Cost: Adults: $20, $18, $16, $14. Children/Seniors: $16, $14, $12, $10. Region: Central Point. Reservations: www.studioroxander.com. Phone: 541-773-7272. Registration: www.studioroxander.com. Artist/event website: www.studioroxander.com. Ticket Web Link: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=8fa7d484f26b1492fba5b6b49fa321fe. Venue website: www.studioroxander.com. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crater Performing Arts Center 655 N. Third Central Point.

Darkest Night Service

On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4 PM, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale (corner of Fifth and Oakdale), will present a Darkest Night Service. This candlelit and mostly quiet service for those who have difficulty with the busy holiday season, for whatever reason, offers hope in Christ’s birth. For more information, please call St. Mark’s at 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org. Cost: free. Region: Medford. Phone: 541-773-3111. Artist/event website: www.stmarks-medford.org. Email: mevans@mind.net. Venue website: www.stmarks-medford.org. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale (corner of 5th and Oakdale), Medford.

Holiday Party Bus Christmas Lights Tour

Please book your reservation asap for best seats and at least 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children. Region: Medford. Directions: Meeting at Harry and David Parking lot or Ashland's Main Street Tours- parking lot at 800 N. Main Street ( next to Breadboard Restaurant). Reservations: phone 541 482-9852 or www.Ashland-Tours.com. Phone: 541 482-9852. Artist/event website: www.Ashland-Tours.com. Ticket Phone: 541 482-9852. Email: MainStreetTours@gmail.com. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville.

The Wondrous Story

Come and enjoy the Christmas Musical Presentation "The Wondrous Story" at Harvest Baptist Temple. This is a wonderful event for the whole family! Cost: No Admission Cost! Region: Medford. Phone: (541) 773-3141. Email: asmith@harvestbaptisttemple.org. Venue website: http://harvestbaptisttemple.org. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 2001 S. Columbus Ave.

Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

Ancient Irish tradition lives on in Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas. Now in its 17th year, this magical show features award-winning musicians, world champion Irish dancers and accomplished vocalists who recreate Christmas Eve in a 1940s West Ireland farmhouse, where neighboring families gather, offering “gifts of music, song, dance and story.” Come spend an enchanted evening with native Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley, described as the “Irish equivalent of Garrison Keillor.”. Cost: $29, $32, $35 / Youth (0-18) $20, $23, $26. Region: Medford. Ticket Web Link: http://www.craterian.org/event/tomaseen-foleysa-celtic-christmas/. Ticket Phone: 541-779-3000. Venue website: www.craterian.org. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Craterian Theater at the Collier Center 23 S Central Ave Medford, OR 97501.

Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

Ancient Irish tradition lives on in Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas. Now in its 17th year, this magical show features award-winning musicians, world champion Irish dancers and accomplished vocalists who recreate Christmas Eve in a 1940s West Ireland farmhouse, where neighboring families gather, offering “gifts of music, song, dance and story.” Come spend an enchanted evening with native Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley, described as the “Irish equivalent of Garrison Keillor.”. Cost: $29, $32, $35 / Youth (0-18) $20, $23, $26. Region: Medford. Ticket Phone: 541-779-3000. Venue website: www.craterian.org. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM. Craterian Theater at the Collier Center 23 S Central Ave Medford, OR 97501.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Cost: none. Region: Medford. Directions: Beautiful Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Traditional carols and hymns. Open to all. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM. Medford First Christian Church 1900 Crater Lake Ave. Medford.

FREE Ashland Community Christmas Dinner

You're warmly invited to the 35th annual Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th, 2014) from Noon - 4, at the Historic Old Ashland Armory (208 Oak @ B Street). To schedule meal deliveries (or a free ride) ahead of time, call the ACF office (Monday - Thursday mornings before Noon), at 541-482-8539, or e-mail Ron at: bluemntcoffee@hotmail.com Come and enjoy a free, hearty meal (with ALL of the trimmings), while experiencing the wonderful Christmas ambience (including live musicians). Since 1980, Ashland Christian Fellowship has hosted this very special event (by joining with merchants and community volunteers to feed a traditional Christmas dinner to as many as 800 people)! Cost: FREE. Region: Ashland. Directions: Take I-5 to Exit 19, then turn left onto Eagle Mill Road, and follow it until the street name changes to Oak St. and continue until you pass the Railroad Tracks, then proceed to the corner of Oak & B Streets. Reservations: None needed. Phone: (541) 482-8539. Registration: None needed. Artist/event website: www.ACFweb.org. Email: bluemntcoffee@hotmail.com. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Old Ashland Armory 208 Oak Street Ashland, OR 97520.

Holiday Party Bus Christmas Lights Tour

Please book your reservation asap for best seats and at least 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children. Region: Medford. Directions: Meeting at Harry and David Parking lot or Ashland's Main Street Tours- parking lot at 800 N. Main Street ( next to Breadboard Restaurant). Reservations: phone 541 482-9852 or www.Ashland-Tours.com. Phone: 541 482-9852. Artist/event website: www.Ashland-Tours.com. Ticket Phone: 541 482-9852. Email: MainStreetTours@gmail.com. Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville.

Hanley Farmhouse – Decorated for the Holidays!

Hanley Farm invites you to travel back in time as you tour the historic Hanley Farmhouse, beautifully decorated for the holidays! In 1857, Michael Hanley purchased the farm and moved his family into a double log cabin, where they lived until the early 1860s, when their new home was built. The Hanley family grew, and they prospered. In 1875, the front section of the home was added. Join us December 27, enjoy the picturesque home in all its holiday finery, and learn more about the rich Hanley Farm history! This is an “…absolute must for architecture buffs and history enthusiasts!”. Cost: Tours: $5/person ($3/SOHS member). Region: Central Point. Phone: 541-773-6536, x 1002. Venue website: www.hanleyfarm.org. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road.

Holiday Party Bus Christmas Lights Tour

Please book your reservation asap for best seats and at least 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children. Region: Medford. Directions: Meeting at Harry and David Parking lot or Ashland's Main Street Tours- parking lot at 800 N. Main Street ( next to Breadboard Restaurant). Reservations: phone 541 482-9852 or www.Ashland-Tours.com. Phone: 541 482-9852. Artist/event website: www.Ashland-Tours.com. Ticket Phone: 541 482-9852. Email: MainStreetTours@gmail.com. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville.

Holiday Party Bus Christmas Lights Tour

Please book your reservation asap for best seats and at least 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $20 adults and $15 children. Region: Medford. Directions: Meeting at Harry and David Parking lot or Ashland's Main Street Tours- parking lot at 800 N. Main Street ( next to Breadboard Restaurant). Reservations: phone 541 482-9852 or www.Ashland-Tours.com. Phone: 541 482-9852. Artist/event website: www.Ashland-Tours.com. Ticket Phone: 541 482-9852. Email: MainStreetTours@gmail.com. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville.