The Florence Events Center is the site of numerous holiday events, from the Holiday Art Shows to the Jazz Kings to the Holly Jolly Follies. In addition, it is the season for giving at the Event Center, with numerous fundraisers including the annual "Empty Bowls" for the Food Share and "Light Up A Tree" for Peace Health.
Class Act Theatre
Written by the sometimes irreverent, but always hilarious, David Sedaris, The Santaland Diaries is the story of Crumpet the Elf and his improbable events at the Macy's Santaland display. Crumpet played by Matt Korso. Jason Wood, Maree Beers & Hillary Roach open with holiday music & festivities. PG-13
The Florence Regional Art Alliance is presenting several events for local artists to display their works for all to enjoy, and maybe even find that perfect gift for the one who has it all. The Holiday Art Festival take place at the Florence Event Center on Dec 2 & 3. Backstreet Gallery will once again present the “Little Dickens” Miniature Art Show featuring works of local artists. The thriving artist community produces outstanding work and none more anticipated than the mixed-media miniatures, including many two and three-dimensional works,
Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Innkeepers House at Heceta Head, now in it's 20th year. Exterior is decorated in twinkling white lights, while the interior is decked in period holiday decor. Enjoy holiday music from local musicians, treats and a visit from Santa each evening. Dec 10, 11 & 17, 18
Latter Day Saints local nativity event, featuring nativity scenes from culures around the world. In addition there will be puppet shows and activities for kids, as well as concerts by local musical groups.
Friday, December 2 1pm – SHS A Capella Choir 1:30 – SHS Choir 2pm – Ron Stanley – Guitarist 3pm – Coast Chamber Ensemble - Strings 5pm – Sweet MusiGals – Recorders
Saturday, December 3 1pm – Gail and David Tucker – Organ/Piano 2pm – Lynette Blue – Organ/Pianist 3pm – Reedsport Musicians 4pm – Community Chorus of Florence, OR 4:30 – Siuslaw Valley Children's Choir 5pm – Sweet MusiGals - Recorders
Sundayy, December 4 1pm – Florence Ward Singers 2pm – Johanna Bonisteel – Piano 5pm – First Presidency Christmas Devotional
The Soroptomist International sponsors the annual Christmas Toy giveaway which provides area children with a toy, book, and miscellaneous items. Food baskets are also organized. Toys will be given at the Nazarene Church on Sat, Dec 17 from 10-4. Food baskets will be given at the same time at the Middle School.
Other organizations in Florence also give items during the holidays including Siuslaw Glass Teen Tree of Giving thru Dec 15, toys at the Elks Lodge and Police Station. The police station party is Saturday, Dec 17 from 2:30-5:30. The Elks Children's Christmas Party is Dec 17 from 1 - 3. In addition, school and childrens groups organize pajama and sock giveaways, and Helping Hands organizes a socks and sundrie giveaway for the homeless.
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