Our beloved city shines bright at Christmas time, with a variety of events for all ages to enjoy. What Christmas events in Medford are happening this year? The Winter Lights Festival kicks off the festivities with the lighting of our holiday tree. Use this list of Medford’s best holiday celebrations to make the most of this joyous season.
Celebrate the Season With These Christmas Events in Medford
From outdoor festivals and parades to classic holiday shows, the Medford area offers entertainment for every age and preference. Use our list of Christmas events in Medford to plan a season of family-friendly fun that everyone will remember.
Medford Winter Lights Festival
Christmas events in Medford begin with the Winter Lights Festival in Pear Blossom Park. The event kicks off with a candy cane hunt and coloring contest along with live musical performances and activity booths throughout the day. As night falls, Santa visits with a goodie bag for every child before the holiday tree is lit and fireworks illuminate the sky.
Pear Blossom Park
Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th
Central Point Community Christmas Celebration
Nothing beats a parade for family-friendly Christmas events in Medford and the town of Central Point delivers. Enjoy their line of lighted vehicles along Pine Street as Santa makes the rounds with holiday greetings. Crafts, food, and activities add to the festivities before the lighting of the town’s holiday tree behind City Hall.
Pine Street, Central Point, OR
Saturday, December 4th
Christmas Lights and Cocoa in Medford
Looking for quieter things to do in Medford at Christmas? Drive to the Santo Community Center on December 17th and caravan with others for a driving tour of the area’s best Christmas lights. The tour includes Medford, Central Point, and Eagle Point, viewing the best neighborhood light displays from the comfort of your car. To up the cozy factor, cookies and hot cocoa are provided for the journey.
Santo Community Center
Friday, December 17th
Studio Roxander Nutcracker
Delighting audiences for over a century, the Nutcracker Ballet is still one of the best holiday shows for kids in Medford. Our own professional ballet institution, Studio Roxander, presents their 12th season of the iconic ballet with weekend shows throughout December. Start a new tradition with your family and enjoy a beautiful evening of dance with this classic holiday story.
Crater Performing Arts Center, Central Point
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 10th-19th
1:00 and 7:00 pm shows
Centennial Ice Rink
Open for the season since November 20th, Centennial Ice Rink is one of those Christmas events in Medford that can be enjoyed all winter long. The rink has free open skating and hockey skating hours throughout the week as well as opportunities for private lessons. Bring skates and a container of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes and enjoy some cold-weather fun skating under a winter sky.
Centennial Ice Rink, Ashland
Open daily, 8am-9pm
We hope these Christmas events in Medford add to your enjoyment of this special season. Happy Holidays from all of us at Just-In Time Appliance!