December Events 2021


This list will run periodically in the Siuslaw News

Throughout December

Happy Wrappers at Florence Habitat ReStore

Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Wrapping is complimentary, donations are appreciated. 

Program ends Dec. 23

Florence Habitat ReStore, 2016 Highway 101

Ho-Ho-Holiday Windows & Parking Lot Radio Show

Coordinated by CROW

Windows will be illuminated every night from 5 to 8 p.m.

Radio Show & Special Effect ONLY available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 

CROW Center for the Performing Arts, 3120 Highway 101

Crowkids.com

Homegrown’s Adopt a Family

Community invited to help fulfill holiday wishes of a local family

Through mid-December

Homegrown Public House & Brewery, 294 Laurel St.

homegrownpublichouse.com/adopt-a-family/

Letters to Santa

Now thru Dec. 19; open to public

Kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa in the North Pole Express Mail Drop Box at the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Site in Historic Old Town Florence

Letters should include return addresses to receive a letter back from Santa’s helpers

www.ci.florence.or.us/community/2021-letters-santa

“Share the Warmth” with Windermere Real Estate 

Winter necessities drive to benefit Siuslaw Outreach Services. 

Now thru Dec. 17; people can donate coats, blankets & new socks

Windermere Real Estate, 1625 12th St.; open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

helpsharethewarmth.com

Twin Lakes Teen Giving Tree

Help fulfill teens’ wish lists 

Item donations due by Dec. 15

Twin Lakes Store, 88940 Highway 101

541-997-3021, www.twinlakes.store/2021-wishes

December 4

Mapleton Christmas Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open to public to meet Santa and his live reindeer and enjoy vendors, music, food & more

10756 Highway 126, Mapleton

Holiday Faire

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open to public to browse vendors

The Mustard Seed, 509 Kingwood St.

www.themustardseed1720.com

25th Empty Bowls

Fundraiser for Florence Food Share

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open to public

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org/general/page/empty-bowls-5

FRAA Holiday Arts Festival

Hosted by Florence Regional Arts Alliance

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open to public

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org

Pictures with Santa Paws

Benefitting Oregon Coast Humane Society

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pictures of pets with Santa by donation

Oregon Coast Humane Society, 2840 Rhododendron Dr.

Christmas Bazaar and Nativity Exhibit

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open to public 

First Baptist Church, 1935 25th St.

541-997-7660, firstbaptistflorence.org

Toys for Tots 

U.S. Marine-based program to provide Christmas presents for families 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Families must pre-register this year at Lane County Toys for Tots, eugene-or.toysfortots.org/

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, 2625 Highway 101 

www.svfr.org/toys-for-tots-2021/

Drive Thru Christmas in a Box

1 to 3 p.m.; open to families

Activities to keep “Christ” in Christmas 

First Baptist Church, 1935 25th St.

firstbaptistflorence.org

Making Spirits Bright Tree Lighting Celebration

With City of Florence and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce

4 to 6 p.m.; open to public 

Mayor Joe Henry will light the tree at 5:30 p.m.

Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Site, Historic Old Town Florence

Sarah Saul 

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 5

FRAA Holiday Arts Festival

Hosted by Florence Regional Arts Alliance

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open to public

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org

December 6

“Ring in the Season” 

Help Siuslaw Football get their championship rings

$1 from every drink sold will go to the Vikings

Florence Dutch Bros., 1769 20th St.

December 8

Pictures with Santa Paws

Benefitting Oregon Coast Humane Society

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pictures of pets with Santa by donation

Oregon Coast Humane Society, 2840 Rhododendron Dr.

December 9

Homeless Student Clothing Collection

Benefitting Siuslaw School District Special Programs

4 to 6 p.m.; accepting clothing for youth 5-18 years

Florence ReStore, 2016 Highway 101

41-999-6513

December 10

Creative Happy Hour

Hosted by Serene Abundance Studio

4 to 6 p.m.; open to public to work on creative projects

Serene Abundance Studio, 1790 Highway 101

www.facebook.com/SereneAbundance

25th Empty Bowls

Fundraiser for Florence Food Share

4 to 7 p.m.; open to public

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org/general/page/empty-bowls-5

Holiday Block Party

Featuring Glo Beauty Lounge and Austentatious

6 to 8 p.m.; open to public 

400 block of Highway 101

www.instagram.com/globeautyloungeflorence/

www.instagram.com/austentatious_494/

Fanana On Ice

Featuring Fanny Rugburn and Ana Khonda

7:30 p.m.; 16+, $20 tickets (cash) required

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test 

Florence Golf Links, 1201 35th St.

RSVP at 541-997-1941

Bret Lucich & Paul Biondi Experience

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 11

Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru

Presented by Florence Community PTA

9 a.m. to noon; open to children and families

Donations accepted for Food Backpack for Kids 

Crossroads Church, 1380 10th St.

Gingerbread Village Fine art & Craft Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; open to public 

Old World Gingerbread Village, 123000 Highway 126 in Mapleton

541-268-1099

25th Empty Bowls

Fundraiser for Florence Food Share

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open to public

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org/general/page/empty-bowls-5

26th annual Light Up A Life

Hosted by PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospice

2 p.m.; open to public to attend a video memorial via Facebook

www.facebook.com/PeaceHarbor/ and peacehealth.org/PeaceHarbor-LUAL

“Make It A Night” at the FEC

5 p.m.; $12 for a light dinner before Charles Suniga’s concert

Order ahead at 541-997-1994

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org

CROW Live Vocal Music Event

Special outdoor live vocal music event

5:30 to 7 p.m.; open to public 

CROW Center for the Performing Arts, 3120 Highway 101

Crowkids.com

Charles Suniga presents “The Magic is Back” Concert 

6 p.m.; tickets required

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org

Fanana On Ice

Featuring Fanny Rugburn and Ana Khonda

7:30 p.m.; 16+, $20 tickets (cash) required

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test 

Florence Golf Links, 1201 35th St.

RSVP at 541-997-1941

Bret Lucich & Paul Biondi Experience

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 11 & 12

Heceta Lighthouse’s 25th annual Victorian Christmas Open House

4 to 7 p.m.; open to public, $5 parking

Shuttle available to lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint on Highway 101

www.hecetalighthouse.com/events#christmas

December 12

Holiday Celebration 

Featuring Amy Clawson and dinner

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free event

First Baptist Church, 1935 25th St.

firstbaptistflorence.org

December 13

Siuslaw High School Band & Choir Concert

7 p.m.; open to public 

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

www.eventcenter.org

December 16

Business After Hours at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Hosted by Florence Area Chamber of Commerce

4:30 to 6 p.m.; open to public

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, 278 Maple St.

siuslawpioneermuseum.com

December 17

Creative Happy Hour

Hosted by Serene Abundance Studio

4 to 6 p.m.; open to public to work on creative projects

Serene Abundance Studio, 1790 Highway 101

www.facebook.com/SereneAbundance

Jessie Leigh

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 18

2021 Community Christmas Basket Project 

Coordinated by Soroptimist International of Florence

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; open to public 

Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak St. 

All cars must line up on 27th Street

541-991-3455, [email protected]

Jessie Leigh

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 18 & 19

Heceta Lighthouse’s 25th annual Victorian Christmas Open House

4 to 7 p.m.; open to public, $5 parking

Shuttle available to lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint on Highway 101

www.hecetalighthouse.com/events#christmas

December 21

Kiwanis Very Merry Family Movie Night 2021

Featuring “Arthur Christmas”

Free showings at 1, 4 & 7 p.m.; open to children and families

City Lights Cinemas, 1930 Highway 101

Showings are free, but tickets are required by contacting City Lights Cinemas

Twin Lakes Teen Giving Tree Drive-Thru Distribution

Time TBA, invitation only

Twin Lakes Store, 88940 Highway 101

541-997-3021, www.twinlakes.store/2021-wishes

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Hosted by Serene Abundance Studio

4:45 to 6 p.m.; open to public

Gather at Bridgeport Market before walking through Historic Old Town Florence

Bring lanterns, glow sticks, flashlights, etc. 

www.facebook.com/SereneAbundance

December 24 — Christmas Eve

Jesse Meade

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 25 — Christmas Day

Christmas Day Community Appreciation Dinner

Hosted by Florence Elks Lodge #1858

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; open to public

Drive-thru cooked Christmas dinner to take home and warm

Florence Elks Lodge #1858, 1686 12th St.

www.florenceelks.com

Jesse Meade

Live Music at Three Rivers Casino Resort

8 to 11 p.m.; open to 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar inside Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

December 31 — New Year’s Eve

January 1 — New Year’s Day

Code Red Live! Concert

A free celebration to welcome 2022

8 p.m. to Midnight; open to 21+

Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126

www.threeriverscasino.com/events

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