Join Us for the Holidays
The holiday season is dashing in, bringing along a flurry of activities in Grants Pass! Downtown will be the “cool” spot to be this Christmas as it hosts the Magical Christmas Murals, Tree Lighting, Santa’s arrival, the Christmas Parade and Shop Dine & Win.
Radiant Decorations & Tree Lighting
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Evergreen Federal Bank brings out the Magical Christmas Murals to line the downtown sidewalks. As you stroll through the streets and shops, stop to enjoy the light-up picture story on each one. Shortly after, the Holiday Plaza at 5th and H Streets will come to life and prepare to welcome in the towering Christmas tree. Santa will arrive at the Plaza at 7:00pm on November 23rd and the streets will glow as the tree lights up. Join in for the concert and festivities as you take in the bright lights and decor. Children will have the opportunity to visit Santa as well after he lights the tree.
Shop Local for the Holidays
Shop Dine & Win is a fun way to shop local during the holiday season. When you shop or dine at participating merchants, you will receive tickets that qualify you for either an Instant Win or an entry into the big cash drawing. Instant Win prizes include gift cards of various amounts from participating merchants. The promotion runs from November 16 – December 22.
The Grants Pass Annual Christmas Parade takes place on December 1st at 6:00pm. This event has been growing every year. The theme this year is “Believe,” playing in to the magical time of year! This is a spectacular event with wide community involvement, making it a prime opportunity for businesses and groups to get involved and share their community pride. If you would like to enter the parade, call our Experience Grants Pass office at 541-450-6180.
Rogue Winterfest is another spectacular event that runs from November 29 - December 3. It is held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel. Each year, this venue transforms into a winter wonderland and brings the community together to help support the Rogue Valley’s mental health organizations. It all kicks off with the popular Gala Event and Grand Auction, featuring artwork, outdoor displays and an exciting selection of Christmas trees, creatively decorated by local businesses. Over the weekend, bring the family out to explore the wonderland, visit Santa and take part in festive activities. To close it out, the Culinary Christmas Classic brings the series of holiday events to a delicious end.