5 things to do Christmas weekend in Western Oregon

What are your holiday traditions? From The Nutcracker to Christmas lights to shopping, Western Oregon offers opportunities for families to celebrate together. (File)

EUGENE, Ore. - Christmas falls on a Monday this year, creating a 3-day holiday weekend.

What is a family to do in Western Oregon?

Here are 5 suggestions from the families in our newsroom.

1. EUGENE HOLIDAY MARKET

The Eugene Holiday Market at the Lane Events Center in Eugene continues through Christmas Eve, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 4 p.m. Sunday.

This winter extension of the Eugene Saturday Market features items made by the people who are selling them. | MORE INFO

2. SNOWFALL AT THE MARKET

It's guaranteed to snow at the 5th Street Market in Eugene from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The event is free. | MORE INFO

3. CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE GREEN

Through New Year's Day, explore a courtyard decorated with over 300,000 lights and enjoy a cup of cocoa or gluhwien at the Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove. | MORE INFO

4. SHORE ACRES STATE PARK

The 31st annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy in Coos Bay, continues through Dec. 31. This community tradition features 325,000 lights. | MORE INFO

5. THE NUTCRACKER

The Eugene Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at the Hult Center, including a free Holiday Concert on December 24 at noon in the Hult Center Lobby. | MORE INFO





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