2021 Letters to Santa!


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, OR

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.

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 […]

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!

Florence Habitat ReStore Bottle and Can Drive


Redeemable bottles and cans piling up?  ReStore will take them!  Join us for a drive-thru donation event in the Florence Habitat ReStore parking lot on January 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Can’t make it to the event?  ReStore accepts bottles and cans at any time behind ReStore, off Spruce St. at the roll up door or the marked container.

Chamber After Hours at Oregon Pacific Bank

Oregon Pacific Bank 1355 Highway 101, Florence, OR

Join us for our Chamber Business after hours event. Stop by and say hi to your local bankers to kick off the new year, and enjoy refreshments. This event is FREE and open to the public. It's time to mix, mingle and do some business!  

Business After Hours Hosted by Laughing Crab Gallery, Finance of America and Florence Surf Company

Laughing Crab Gallery & Tasting Room 1341 Bay St., Florence, OR

Ready to rouse up your palette in preparation for the Wine, Chowder and Glass Float Trail? Come join Kim at Laughing Crab Gallery & Tasting Room, along with Beth, Finance of America Mortgage and Shaun, Florence Surf Co, for an evening of local business networking, while sipping on a nice glass of wine and taking in the remarkable works of art, offered by local artists.  Gail, Vine to Table will be serving scrumptious snacks, we'll have raffle prizes and also discounts on certain merchandise throughout this event.  We're excited to have you join in on the fun, from 4:30-6pm!