GO HERE: Last Minute Shopping
Believe it or not, there was once a time when people went to actual stores for their Christmas shopping. It was a time when Amazon was just a twinkle in the internet’s eye. Fortunately, we can follow in the footsteps of our elders who are still seen frequenting holiday bazaars. If you’ve been putting off your holiday shopping and want to support local programs that support local people, there’s still time!
Last minute gift sale: With over 50 vendor booths, the Last Minute Gift Sale at the Josephine County Fairgrounds is the perfect place to find a gift for your loved ones. This holiday bazaar takes place Saturday Dec. 19, am – 4pm. Free admission. 541-476-3215
The Victorian Christmas Celebration: Christmas time in Jacksonville is kind of a big deal. After the tree lighting ceremony in late November, the celebration continues weekends through December 20th. Local shops are ripe with holiday cheer and the scent of apple cider and pine fill the air. In fact, there is so much going on that you might want to spend the extra $1 for a seat on the Holly Jolly Trolly. Whether you’ve found your gifts or not, do yourself a favor and check out this pleasant hamlet during the holiday season. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing: 35 local artists and creatives come together during the holiday season in Ashland each weekend until Christmas. Every weekend features different artisans, so visit often! The market includes raffles, live music, drinks, and snacks. The event is free as well as a fundraiser for the Ashland School District. Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays 11 am -5 pm