2021 Letters to Santa!

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Join us in sending letters to Santa this holiday season from Old Town Florence! Head on down to the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center to find the red North Pole Express Mail Drop Box from November 24th through December 19th. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON YOUR LETTERS SO THAT OUR ELVES CAN MAKE SURE YOU GET A REPLY!

Making Spirits Bright – Holiday Fun in Florence

Florence Florence

Plan your holiday fun in Florence! These activities and more will keep you and yours shopping and supporting local! The Luminary Walk - Will begin on SHOP SMALL Saturday November 27. This course map  will lead "star gazers" to participating locations where locals and visitors will collect stars. Once you've have collected 12 stars, you can mail or drop off your maps to the Visitor Center at 290 Hwy 101 by Noon on December 4th to be entered to win a gift. Drawing will take place on Saturday December 4th at 6pm in front of the gazebo in Old Town Park on Bay St. This is the night of the City Tree Lighting which will be held at 5:30 pm. Course Maps will be available at participating locations, here and at the Visitor Center.    SHOP SMALL SATURDAY - Many retail stores will stay open on November 27th (Shop Small Saturday) […]

Happy Wrappers at Florence Habitat ReStore

Florence Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2016 Hwy 101, Florence

Happy Wrappers will be at Florence Habitat ReStore to wrap your gifts.  The wrappers will wrap gifts purchased at ReStore or from other stores.  Wrapping is complimentary, donations are appreciated.  Wrapping paper/gift bags and bows will be provided.  All proceeds will benefit Florence Habitat for Humanity.

Stitch & Sole Hosts Business After Hours!

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You are invited to mix, mingle and jingle at Stitch & Sole's Holiday Party Business After Hours.   Kick off the Holiday shopping season with a fun evening of delicious food from Vine to Table, wine and giveaways.   Join us Thursday December 2nd from 4:30 to 6 at Stitch & Sole 1377 Bay St. Old Town Florence.   This event is FREE and open to the public. Please view the COVID agreement here. Let's do some business! Stitch & Sole 1377 Bay St. 541-997-7463

C.R.O.W.’s Holiday Window Display & Parking Lot Radio Show

C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts 3120 Hwy 101, Florence

Starting on Thursday, December 2, the public can come and enjoy C.R.O.W.’s four “dazzling” Holiday window displays and listen to an original parking lot radio show! The windows will be illuminated every night in December from 5 pm to 8 pm, with an extra special effect ONLY available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5-8 pm, in conjunction with the parking lot radio show. But what is a “parking lot radio show,” you might ask? It’s simple. All you need to do is back your car into a space facing the building, and tune into the FM station specified on the sign. Then, sit back and enjoy four short stories which match the windows. In addition to the stories, there will be hilarious made-up commercials, a fake weather report, adorable Holiday jokes, Dear Santa letters read by kids, and much more. The entire show is approximately 30 minutes and plays on […]

Florence Holiday Tree Lighting

Old Town Florence Bay Street, Florence

The "Making Spirits Bright" Tree Lighting Celebration will be held December 4th 4- 6pm around Old Town hosted by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce. Come make memories with us, young and old will enjoy walking through Old Town with beautifully lit balloons, music, and taking pictures in the Gazebo with the "Anchor of Hope" tree.  Santa & the elves will be making their rounds via truck provided by the Public Works Department. Then the grand finale at 5:30! The City of Florence Christmas tree, located at the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Site, will be lit at 5:30 pm by Mayor Henry. We can't wait for the holiday magic to light the tree and surrounding area! Check out the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/3048720502083803.

C.R.O.W. Live Music & Free Hot Cocoa

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C.R.O.W. proudly announces a special outdoor live vocal music event, to take place on December 11th from 5:30-7 pm at the C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts – 3120 Hwy 101 in Florence. The event will feature several “C.R.O.W. kids” who will entertain audiences in the parking lot (weather permitting) with holiday songs & cheer. Hot chocolate will be provided to guests. Guests must wear facial coverings/masks and maintain social distancing, during this event for the safety of everyone in attendance. C.R.O.W. asks for all guests to please use good judgement and not to attend if they have any COVID symptoms that might put others at risk. “We hope our C.R.O.W. kids can warm your hearts with their beautiful voices,” said C.R.O.W.’s Artistic Director, Melanie Heard. “And while you’re at it, enjoy our four amazing Holiday windows and come back another time for the Parking Lot Radio show!” Heard expressed […]

Business After Hours at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum 278 Maple Street, Florence

Be here and see how logging, fishing, and the Siuslaw Bridge construction helped build the area into what it is today. We welcome you to see the history of the local tribes and pioneers. Take a walk back into history and appreciate the simpler times. Learn what shaped Florence into what it is today. You might even find some of your family history in our research library. All guests must comply with this COVID agreement. Business gets done at Business After Hours!