Holidays

 

HOLIDAYS IN REDMOND WILL LEAVE YOU JOLLY AND BRIGHT

Per tradition, the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB will celebrate the holiday season by hosting a slew of family friendly and festive events, with a colorfully decorated downtown Redmond serving as the ideal backdrop for such holiday revelry.

From the Starlight Parade, Community Tree Lighting and the Holiday Village Market to the Giving Tree, Charm Stroll and the Gingerbread House Contest, hardly a weekend will go by from Thanksgiving through Christmas when a holiday event won’t entice you to Redmond and surrounding areas.

Get out your holiday calendars and start planning. You and your family are going to be busy starting new holiday traditions!

Holiday Village Market

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24; Saturdays, Dec. 1 & 8 & 15• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
at Centennial Park, Redmond

Find original gifts for the hard-to-buy-for friend, family member or co-worker at Redmond’s Holiday Village Market, presented by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB. Held on five days throughout the holiday season, the Holiday Village Market features vendors selling local arts, crafts and artisan goods from old-world-styled kiosks and vendor spaces within Redmond Centennial Park. This year Santa will be holding court at the Holiday Village Market Dec. 1 , 8 & 15to meet with the good little boys and girls of Redmond from 12-2pm.

For more information, visit our Holiday Village Market page or call the Redmond Chamber at 541-923-5191.

Starlight Christmas Parade/Community Tree Lighting

Theme "Silent Night"

Saturday, Nov. 24, 5 p.m.
Downtown Redmond

The Starlight Parade is FREE to enter and will take place, Saturday, November 24th (the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving) at 5:00p.m., in downtown Redmond on 6th Street, from Dogwood to Forest brought to you through the efforts of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB.  For parade guidelines and rules see the official parade application here. Parade entries are accepted up to the time of the event, but we encourage you to get your application in early and secure your spot in the parade.

The Community Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place shortly after the end of the Parade and Santa will be there for all of the wonderful photo opportunities.

For more information, call the Redmond Chamber at 541-923-5191 or send us an email.

Santa’s Mailbox

Friday, Nov. 24 - through Dec. 24
Outside Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond

Santa’s Mailbox, a connection to the North Pole for children wishing to pass along their wish lists to jolly old St. Nick, will be placed outside of Green Plow Coffee Roasters (436 SW 6th St.) in downtown Redmond – near the base of Redmond’s archway. Letters will be accepted from Friday, Nov. 23 through Christmas Eve. The Redmond Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the Santa’s Mailbox program, will collect the letters, some of which may be published in the Redmond Spokesman. All letters will be posted on the Redmond Chamber’s Facebook site.

For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at 541-923-5191.

 

 

 
 

Charm Stroll, Girl Scout Blessing Bags and Visit Santa Claus

Saturday, Dec. 15, Noon – 4 p.m.
Downtown Redmond

418 SW 6th St

Downtown Redmond businesses will be abuzz with the holiday spirit, offering refreshments, music, special events and a downtown Charm Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 15th, 12 noon to 4 p.m.  Among the many holiday adventures, kids young and old can visit and get their pictures taken with Santa at the Green Plow Coffee Roaster located at 436 SW 6th St.  The Charm Stroll organized by the Redmond Chamber with the downtown merchants are once again working with the Girl Scouts in helping them make over 100 Blessing Bags for our homeless in Redmond. 

To participate in the Charm Stroll, we are asking individuals to bring donations such as socks, shampoos, gloves, toiletries or cash donations to Herringbone Books (422 SW 6th St).  These donations will help complete the Blessing Bags that the Girl Scout troop 68 will be making and delivering to the Redmond Police Station, St. Vincent DePaul, NeighborImpact, and Redmond VFW.  Each participant will then receive a Charm Stroll passport that lists all participating merchants.  After collecting charms, folks can bring them to Every Bloomin' Thing or David Haffey Fine Jewelry on Sixth Street to have the charms placed on bracelets for $10.00. 

For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber at 541-923-5191.

Gingerbread House Contest

Saturday, December 15
Downtown Redmond Businesses

418 SW 6th St

The Redmond Downtown Association, with the help of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, invite you to participate in the fifth annual Gingerbread House Contest. Back by popular demand, this fun and festive contest is meant for families, businesses and kids of all ages.  It is a wonderful tradition for families everywhere, and a great way for you to showcase your creativity, humor and love for the Christmas season.

The contest is open to the public, with entries displayed in various businesses in and around downtown Redmond. Categories include Elementary, Middle and High School classroom group and individual age entries.  Other judging categories will be adult, children, family and professional/business. For more information, contact organizer Cheriee Perrine at 541-504-4544.

Redmond Ice Skating Rink

Starting Late 2018
Downtown Redmond Plaza, Across from Centennial Park

Strap on a pair of ice skates and start a new winter tradition this season at the Redmond Ice Skating Rink, once again set in the Downtown Redmond Plaza on 7th Street across from Centennial Park. Thanks to the City of Redmond and the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District (RAPRD), people of all ages and levels can enjoy this traditional winter activity throughout the winter, weather permitting. To learn more, including hours, fees, rules, etc., click here.

 

 

 

 

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Starfest Holiday Light Celebration

Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day
Eagle Crest Resort

If you and your family like to drive around at night to look at Christmas lights, you don’t want to miss Starfest, a mile-long animated holiday light exhibit at Eagle Crest Resort. Touring Starfest is free, and you can take in the lighted scenery either on foot or in your car – likely depending on the temperature.

To learn more call 541-923-2453 or  visit the Eagle Crest website

 

The Giving Tree

Beginning Friday, November 16
Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond

Beginning on Friday, Nov. 16, those wishing to help make Christmas a little brighter for Redmond-area children and teens can pick a tag (or multiple tags) from the Giving Tree, located at Green Plow Coffee Roasters (436 SW 6th St.) in downtown Redmond. A Redmond Chamber of Commerce tradition, the Giving Tree serves to assist approximately 150 children and 75 families by providing a conduit through which the citizens and neighbors can help provide gifts, clothing, shoes, etc., to those less fortunate. Gifts for the Giving Tree are due by Monday, Dec. 10.

For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at 541-923-5191.

 

Window Decorating Contest

Theme "Silent Night"

Starting Thursday November 1 & Judging on November 23 at 4:00pm
Downtown Redmond Businesses

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB invites businesses and organizations with store fronts all around Redmond to participate in the lighted window display contest for this holiday season. (Don’t panic and have fun, there is no need to be a “Marshall Fields” to put together a great window display.)

To be eligible for judging, simply fill out the entry form below. There is NO CHARGE to participate, and all entries must be ready for judging by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 23rd.

CASH prizes awarded for 1st thru 3rd place:1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75, and 3rd Place - $50.