The East Oregonian has received notice of the following holiday bazaars, craft shows, Christmas parades and other holiday events.
Fall Arts and Crafts Sale ? Friday and Saturday at Stokes Landing Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 195 N.W. Opal Place. Lunch is available for purchase during the event.
Altrusa Holiday Bazaar ? Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Admission $1; more than 100 vendors plus food available for purchase. A grandfather clock and more than 17 gift baskets will be raffled off; tickets are available from any Altrusan, at Banner Bank or at the door.
Emblem Club Holiday Bazaar ? Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hermiston Elks Lodge, 480 E. Main St. Handcrafted items created by local artists and crafters, plus much more. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Cambodian Craft Sale ? Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Pacific Wine & Coffee, 403 S. Main St., Pendleton. Silk scarves, beaded jewelry, handbags, handmade cards, ornaments, kitchen and home decor, and spices including Kampot black pepper. Proceeds benefit Friendship With Cambodia?s humanitarian projects. Gifts are made by landmine survivors, previously destitute women, families living with AIDS, former street children, and the rural poor.
Friday, Nov. 28
Umatilla County Festival of Lights Bazaar ? Begins Nov. 28 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20, Sundays through Dec. 14. Umatilla County Fairgrounds Thompson Hall, 515 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston. Crafts booths are open from 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5-8 p.m. Sundays.
Breakfast with Santa ? Nov. 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Pendleton Recreation Center, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave. $3.50 per person includes a VFW Cowboy pancake breakfast, family photo with Santa, face painting, crafts and helium balloons. Sponsored by Pendleton Parks & Rec.
Umatilla County Festival of Lights Parade? Nov. 28, 6 p.m., from Newport Park on Orchard Avenue, down Main Street, and ending at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds. Lighted animal-drawn vehicles, trucks, autos, floats and walking groups. Santa will also appear.
Friday, Dec. 5
Kids Only Christmas Sale ? Community Building, Milton-Freewater on December 5 and 6. Friday hours are 2:30?7 p.m.; Saturday hours are 10 a.m.?2 p.m.
Oxford Suites Annual Christmas Art Show & Sale ? Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. The show includes paintings, pottery, wood art, sculpture, glassworks, jewelry and wood art. Admission is free.
Christmas Magic in Milton-Freewater ? Dec. 5. Christmas tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. on the City Hall lawn with chili, cookies and hot drinks, holiday entertainment and Santa and his elves. A bright lights parade starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6
Christmas Carriage Parade & Festival ? Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m. Brightly-decorated horse-drawn carriages will parade down Pendleton?s Main Street. Carriage rides will be available from 3-6 p.m. at Heritage Station and a tree lighting at Hamley Park will take place at 4:30 p.m. A Nut Cracker Tea Party at the Pendleton Center for the Arts starts at 3 p.m. Pony rides are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frazer and Main Street parking lot.
Festival of Trees Gala? Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center. St. Anthony Hospital Foundation hosts a tree auction, complete prime rib dinner and music by Just Push Play at the Pendleton Convention Center. Tickets are $30 and available at Banner Bank, Dave?s 12th Street Chevron and St. Anthony Hospital or?by contacting Vonni Simonton at 278-3236.
Festival of Trees Family Day ? Dec. 6, 10 am to 2 pm. at the Pendleton Convention Center. Children are given a number of free tickets to participate in activities for prizes such as the fish pond, the pocket lady, bingo, face painting and more.? Santa will also be there for lunch and pictures with the children.? Food is also available, prepared and served by the Pendleton School District staff in Rudolph's Restaurant.
Murea Christmas Raffle and Craft Bazaar ? Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rooster?s Restaurant, 1515 Southgate, Pendleton. Donated items from area businesses plus members? crafts and food. All proceeds benefit Morrow-Umatilla Retired Educators Association scholarship fund for students majoring in education.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino Holiday Bazaar ? Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wildhorse Resort & Casino Rivers Event Center, 72777 Hwy. 331, Pendleton. More than 50 local and regional vendors offer handmade jewelry, blankets, specialty crafts, woodworking, paintings, clothing and outerwear, and baked goods. Free admission; food and beverages available from the buffet or other Wildhorse dining locations. A supervised Children?s Entertainment Center is open beginning at noon for children 3-13.
?No Room at the Inn? Nativity Art Show ? Dec. 6, 1-7 p.m., Boardman Senior Center, 305 N.E. Boardman Ave. Admission is free; donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. A children?s activity table will also be featured.
Hermiston Festival of Trees Auction ? Dec. 6, Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy. 395. 6:30 p.m. viewing, appetizers and wine tasting; 7:30 p.m. dessert and entertainment; 8 p.m. live auction. Auction tickets $30, available from Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, Andees, Petal Pusher, Cottage Flowers, Head Start, Kopacz Nursery, and Good Shepherd administrative offices. Proceeds benefit Greater Hermiston area community projects.
Sunday, Dec. 7
Our Lady of Angels Christmas Bazaar ? Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Church, 565 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston.
Thursday, Dec. 18
Heppner Christmas and Customer Appreciation Day ? Dec. 18, 6 p.m. light parade on Main Street, 6:30-8 p.m. dinner for the whole family at Heppner Elks Lodge, 142 N. Main St. Winners will be drawn at the Elks between 7:30-9 p.m. for Chamber of Commerce gift baskets and Rewards cards also may be redeemed. Earn Rewards cards by shopping at Heppner merchants between Nov. 14 and Dec. 18.