December Community Events

Free First Friday–Museum of Natural and Cultural History

  • When: Fri, Dec 3 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Where: Museum of Natural and Cultural History 1680 East 15th Avenue
  • Description: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon’s amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes.
  • Website: Events Calendar | Museum of Natural and Cultural History (uoregon.edu)

Free First Friday–Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

  • When: Fri, Dec 3 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Where: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
  • Description: Be our guest! On the first Friday of the month, admission to the museum is free.
  • Website: Free First Friday | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (uoregon.edu)

Glow Up: A series of light installations

  • When: ​​opens Friday December 3rd, 5-8pm (continues each friday Dec-Jan)
  • Where: OSLP Arts & Culture Center – 309 West 4th Ave. #100, Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Description: ”The gallery will be a little wonderland of light, images, color and glow with themes of reflection, grief and connection. Opening night we’ll have a fun, interactive shadow screen for creative play.”
  • Website: EXHIBITIONS – OSLP Arts & Culture Program (artsandcultureeugene.org)

Sprout Children’s Business Expo

  • When: Sat Dec 4 2021 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Eugene Mindworks, 207 E 5th Ave Suite 220, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Description: The Sprout Children’s Business Expo is an opportunity for children to experience creating and selling their own items and services. This is a holiday market like no other!
  • Come support young creators, artists and entrepreneurs!
  • Find unique handmade gifts made by local kids.
  • Website: SproutExpo.com
  • Sprout Childrens Business Expo – Featuring Young Entrepreneurs and Artists, Eugene Mindworks, December 4 2021 | AllEvents.in

Create-A-Wreath Workshop

  • When: Sun Dec 5 2021 at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Where: Rooted Grounds Cafe – 245 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Description: Workshop with Rooted Grounds Cafe.
  • Website: rootedspace.love
  • Create A Wreath Workshop, 245 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402-4943, United States, December 5 2021 | AllEvents.in

“Holiday Inn” Opening Night

  • When: Sat Dec 4th 7:00 PM (runs through the 19th, showtimes vary)
  • Where: The Shedd Institute
  • Description: “We’re pleased to present the new Broadway stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s heartwarming WWII-era film musical, Holiday Inn, which starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and revived or introduced a host of Berlin classics including “Easter Parade”, “Happy Holiday” and “White Christmas”.
  • Website: theshedd.org
  • Holiday Inn – Sat, Dec 4, 2021 – The Shedd Institute

Saturday Farmers Market

  • When: Sat, Dec 4 9AM-3PM
  • Where: 5th Street Public Market
  • Description: 5th Street Public Market welcomes the Lane County Farmers Market to 5th Avenue between High and Oak Streets from April 3 to December 18, 2021. Join us every Saturday between 9am – 3pm to browse and shop locally grown and produced foods from over 60 vendors.
  • Website: 5th Street Public Market (5stmarket.com)

Photos With Santa (Starts at $5)

  • When: Sat, Dec 4 2:00pm – 6:00pm (more days and times available, visit website for details)
  • Where: 5th Street Public Market 296 E 5th Ave Eugene 97401
  • Description: Santa is excited to share a smile and a special moment with you. We ask that both you and your littles keep masks on until seated and ready for the photo. For your and Santa’s safety, Santa will have a face shield and will sit in a separate chair, and Santa’s helper will assist with letting you know when to remove your mask. Once your photo has been taken, please don your mask, pick up your prints and bid Santa adieu.
  • Website: 5th Street Public Market (5stmarket.com)

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market

  • When: Sun, Dec 5 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Where: Lane Events Center 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Description: Saturday Market’s Holiday Market is a festive take on the regular artisan market. You’ll find thousands of locally handcrafted gifts from hundreds of local vendors, an international food court and live entertainment all day long. Shop unique gifts from exquisitely designed ceramics to unique metal and leather work to functional fiber arts and keep your holiday dollars in Eugene. The Holiday Market provides a place for artisans to sell their handcrafted goods directly to their customers. Please wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Website: Lane Events Center, Eugene, OR; convention center; event meeting space

Music at the Market

  • When: Sun, Dec 5 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Where: Lane Events Center 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Description: Great Music! Local Artisans! Holiday Shopping! The best place to shop for amazing holiday gifts that you will only find at the Eugene Holiday Market.
  • Website: Lane Events Center, Eugene, OR; convention center; event meeting space

New Zone Weekly Figure Art Sessions

  • When: Wed, Dec 8. 6:15pm – 9:00pm
  • Where: The New Zone Gallery 110 E. 11th Eugene
  • Description: Figure art sessions at the New Zone Gallery every Wednesday evening, 6:15 to 9:00 pm. The sessions feature short and long poses, working from a nude model. Drop-in cost is $8, or $60 pre-paid for 10 sessions. This is an opportunity for artists who draw or paint to practice their figure art craft. There is no instruction, but artists can freely discuss and support each other in their development.
  • Website: New Zone Gallery 110 E 11th Av 12-6pm Daily – New Zone Home

All is Bright A Jazz Kings Christmas

  • When: Wed, Dec 8 7:30pm (runs through Dec 15th)
  • Where: The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
  • Description: All Is Bright: A Jazz Kings Christmas 2021 features Shirley Andress, Marisa Frantz and Vicki Brabham with the Emerald City Jazz Kings doing everything from showtunes like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to traditional carols. The show runs Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 at The Shedd. Tickets and info at 541-434-7000 and TheShedd.org.
  • Website: All Is Bright – Wed, Dec 8, 2021 – The Shedd Institute

Holiday Nights at the Museum with Bill Sullivan

  • When: Thu, Dec 9 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Where: Museum of Natural and Cultural History. 1680 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Description: Join local guidebook author Bill Sullivan for a meet-and-greet, book signing, and a talk on Oregon’s geology and natural disasters, which will take you into some of the state’s most scenic historic sites. Family-friendly geology themed games will also be available. Exhibits and activities are included with regular admission. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation (per person) to FOOD for Lane County. Purchase or renew a family museum membership—a great gift!—at 20 percent off during the events. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu to learn more.
  • Website: EXHIBITIONS – OSLP Arts & Culture Program (artsandcultureeugene.org)

Laser Shows: Led Zeppelin & Metallica

  • When: Fri, Dec 10 7:00pm
  • Where: Eugene Science Center 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy Eugene 97401
  • Description: Join us for our planetarium laser show events! This week’s feature will be Led Zeppelin at 7:00 PM and Metallica at 8:00 PM. Tickets will be $7 each and can be purchased online or at the door. Masks are required while visiting the Eugene Science Center.
  • Website: Eugene Science Center – Home | Facebook

NAACP Weekly Tutoring Program

  • When: Sat, Dec 11 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Eugene Science Center 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy Eugene 97401
  • Description: In Partnership with Oregon Department Of Education, LESD, and Eugene Science Center, the Eugene/Springfield NAACP is offering weekly mentoring and tutoring for All BIPOC youth and their peers!
  • Website: Eugene Science Center – Home | Facebook

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