The cool, Roseburg fog rolling in and the trees losing their colorful leaves means winter is nearly here. With Halloween behind us, we are now on a direct flight toward the holiday season. Get out your calendars and your coats - here are several favorite Roseburg festivities you won’t want to miss.
NOVEMBER 5-6 | 60TH ANNUAL FALL CRAFT FAIR
Over 100 booths will be selling gifts, treats and quality handcrafted goods from local vendors. All profits benefit the Douglas County 4-H program. Admission is one canned food donation to the UCAN food bank. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2110 Frear Street, Roseburg.
NOVEMBER 13 | SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF UMPQUA
More than 13 Umpqua Valley wineries will be in one location for a perfect afternoon of wine tasting and food at Venue 252 in Eugene. There will be close to 100 wines along with appetizers that complement the wine tastings. Glasses and bottles of wine will be available for purchase.
252 Lawrence Street, Eugene. Tickets available at www.umpquavalleywineries.org.
NOVEMBER 19 (ONGOING) | SANTA COMES TO TOWN - GET YOUR PIC WITH ST. NICK
The real Santa prefers Roseburg. Come and get your photo with Santa at this longtime, family-favorite Christmas event, kicking off November 19. Check out www.facebook.com/StNickPic for appointments and additional Santa events.
549 Jackson Street, Roseburg.
NOVEMBER 20 (ONGOING) | UMPQUA VALLEY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
The Festival of Lights is an annual tradition in Douglas County, drawing 25,000 visitors per year. Visitors enjoy 90 light displays with nearly 500,000 lights, a Holiday Village and much more. The Festival opens at River Forks Park November 20 and runs through Monday, January 1.
380 River Forks Park Road, Roseburg. Times and specials at www.uvfestivaloflights.com.
NOVEMBER 25-27 | UMPQUA WINERIES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Thanksgiving weekend in the birthplace of Oregon’s Pinot Noir is the place to be with several winery open houses offering specials, food, events and more.
More information per individual wineries, www.umpquavalleywineries.org.
NOVEMBER 26 | DOWNTOWN SHOP, SIP & DINE SMALL
(Re)Discover Downtown invites visitors to experience what downtown Roseburg has to offer. Check out new and longtime businesses with great holiday gift ideas, celebrating the season with food, pop ups, sales, extended hours and more.
Information at www.facebook.com/rediscover.downtown.
NOVEMBER 27 | DOWNTOWN ROSEBURG CHRISTMAS TREE CEREMONY
The lighting of the majestic Roseburg city Christmas tree at the Douglas County Courthouse is a community favorite and is packed with holiday fun.
1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg.
DECEMBER 1-4 | FESTIVAL OF TREES
A treasured annual event at Seven Feathers Casino Resort celebrates the holiday season while giving back to the community. The Festival of Trees is a multi-event weekend supporting The Mercy Foundation and children's healthcare programs and services.
146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. Event information and tickets are available at www.mercygiving.org.
DECEMBER 1 (ONGOING) | UMPQUA ACTORS COMMUNITY THEATRE’S “HUMBUG”
This upbeat and moving adaptation of Dicken's holiday classic is filled with familiar characters who bring laughter and light into this new holiday retelling that the whole family will enjoy.
Tickets and showtimes at www.uact-theatre.com.
DECEMBER 2-4 | CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
The Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair is the largest and most popular Christmas fair in Southern Oregon. Over 300 crafter booths fill the Douglas County Fairgrounds with a variety of unique products. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg. More information at www.douglasfairgrounds.com.
DECEMBER 5 (ONGOING) | UMPQUA ACTORS COMMUNITY THEATRE’S “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. And for Peanuts fans everywhere, it just would not be Christmas without this classic animated television special.
1614 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg. Tickets and showtimes at www.uact-theatre.com.