The 18th Annual Enterprise Winterfest Celebration and Parade will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9. Shop all day on Main Street and throughout the business district. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.”
In addition to store discounts and drawings, there will be a variety of events.
Ice skating in the park will be held both days 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (weather permitting). A wonderland Pop Up Market will appear at the Burnaugh Building downtown both days 11 a.m. t0 6 p.m. featuring handmade, artisan goods and tasty snacks.
Avail yourself of the opportunity to snap a selfie with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Wild Carrot Herbals 2-4:30 p.m. (also Saturday) and take in the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 6 p.m. at OK Theatre.
Saturday at 9 a.m. is the deadline for dropping off entries in the fudge-making contest at Bee Charmed Market Place. North Pole Barrel Train rides are offered noon to 5 p.m. The Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department’s famous four-alarm chili feed at the corner of First and Main kicks off at 3:30 p.m. along with Christmas karaoke with Tom Hyatt.
The annual Winterfest Lights Parade down Main Street will be at 5:30 p.m. with drawings for kids gift certificates and prizes to follow. The evening will conclude with live music at The Range Rider at 7 p.m.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
THURSDAY, Dec. 7
Bingo: 6 p.m. Wallowa Senior Center. Prizes, turkeys, children welcome. Free snacks. Sponsored by Foundation for Wallowa Schools.
Wallowa Valley Chorale Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Enterprise Christian Church on the south edge of Enterprise. Traditional Christmas music as well as new renditions and a few surprises.
“Casablanca:” 5:30 p.m. OK Theatre in downtown Enterprise. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the classic film’s release. Fundraiser for Alpenfest. Adults and teens $10, children 12 and younger $5.
FRIDAY, Dec. 8
Wallowology Holiday Party: 10 a.m. 508 N. Main St., Joseph. Snowflake crafts, snacks, holiday photo op in giant birds nest. Gift Shop will be open. Snowflake Science presentation by DJ Lincoln, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, Dec. 9
Chili Feed and Dessert Auction: 6 p.m. North End Grange Hall in Flora. Bring something to auction. Adults $6, children $3. Info: 541-828-7765.
Hurricane Creek Grange Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m. Hurricane Creek Grange Hall, west of Joseph Airport. Bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. Suggested donation $8. All you can eat pancakes. Serving ends at 10 a.m.
Ski, Snowboard and Ice Skate Swap: 10 a.m. 105 NE First St.. Enterprise. Skis, boots, poles, snowboards, ice skates and hockey gear. To sell your things, drop them off between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., pick up your proceeds and unsold equipment.
Tunesmith Night: 7 p.m. Gold Room at the Jennings Hotel, 100 North Main, Joseph. Showcase of original music presented in a round-robin format. Admission is $10 at the door or by season pass. Doors open at 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13
Enterprise Schools Concert: 7 p.m. Enterprise High School Multipurpose Room (cafeteria). Enterprise fifth- and sixth-grade band will perform, as well as junior high and high school band and high school choir.
SUNDAY, Dec. 17
Christmas Concert: 4 p.m. Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph. Produced in association with Wallowa Valley Music Alliance. Performers include Janis Carper, Bruce Coutant, Rebecca Lenahan and students, Harmony Rising, The Hobbs Family, Randy Morgan and Jesse Borgerding, Shannon McNerney, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, Nick Porter and Gail Swart. Holiday treats served. Suggested donation $10.