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Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration Set for December 1st
With an expanded format for 2012, an old-fashioned Holiday in the Grove celebration will take place in downtown Forest Grove. Saturday, December 1, kicks off with over 20 events beginning with Breakfast with Santa at 8:30 am and ends with the Holiday Light Parade at 5:00 pm and a Holiday Concert by the Pacific University Music Department at 7:30 pm.
New for 2012 are the sale of Forest Grove ornaments hand painted by a local artist and fresh wreaths. Other highlights on Saturday include Artisans in the Grove Holiday Market, a holiday concert by The Westside Singers, hay rides, multiple free art projects for the kids, Gingerbread House Contest, carolers from the Forest Grove High School and visits from Santa. Over 30 downtown merchants are also making gift certificates available to ease holiday shopping. Additional events will be held the evening before on November 30th and for December First Wednesday evening, December 5th where Santa will make an appearance at Connie’s Corner Café, wine tasting and retailer specials. The Holiday in the Grove event is organized by the City Club of Forest Grove.
Additional DetailsThe Artisans Holiday Market will feature over 20 vendors featuring a variety of different holiday gift ideas that have been handcrafted or repurposed by talented local artisans. The market will run from 10am-4pm on December 3rd at the Mason’s Holbrook Hall at 2019 Main Street. There will also be several options to make charitable donations. The concert by the Westside Singers at the United Church of Christ at 3pm will be a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity while 1910 Main American Bistro will host a giving tree for the Forest Grove Family Resource Center. Their will also be collection boxes at several places downtown for the Forest Grove Firefighters Annual Toy Drive and for food donations for the Oregon Food Bank. Favorite returning events to the Holiday in the Grove include photos with Santa at Barnes and Noble University Bookstore, the Elf Workshop at Valley Art, the Gingerbread House Contest sponsored by Pacific Insurance Partners and displayed at the News Times and the Coloring Book Contest sponsored by Bank of the West and located at Connie’s Corner Cafe. Both contests will offer prizes
The evening will be capped off with Annual Holiday Light Parade sponsored by FG Light & Power and City Club of Forest Grove. The parade will begin at 5:00 PM on Main Street and feature dozens of floats, marchers and vehicle decorated in holiday lights. Santa Claus will appear at the end, waving to viewers of all ages.
For more information posters and brochures will be available at various locations, or call 503-413-9017 or visit the City Club website at www.fgcityclub.org . For parade registration and information, contact EJ at 503-318-6317.