Clackamas County Winter Fair Open for the Holiday Season
By Kelly Romo
Are you ready for a magical winter wonderland experience? The Clackamas County Winter Fair & Holiday Market is right around the corner, and it promises to be a spectacular event that you won't forget! The fair features over thirty local crafters and vendors showcasing gifts for every member of your family, as well as a dazzling display of over 200,000 lights, a reindeer barn, and, of course, Santa & Mrs. Clause.
Kick-start your evening by immersing yourself in a delightful shopping spree with over thirty local vendors. From Scentsy reps presenting a symphony of aromatic fragrances, mineral and gem vendors showcasing nature's treasures, crafters with their unique creations, to an array of captivating glass nightlights and exquisite jewelry — there will be something for everyone! To top it off, Willamette Valley Lavender and Gonz Whit The Bees honey farm will add a sweet touch to the mix.
When you step outside, get ready for an electrifying spectacle as you immerse yourself in the magic of over 200,000 twinkling lights in a half-mile journey through an enchanting winter landscape. Prepare to be dazzled by the main attractions: an astonishing 166-foot tunnel glittering with lights, a spectacular 200-foot building transformed into a luminous display, and, to top it off, a mesmerizing Christmas tree show that will truly leave you in awe!
Don't forget to indulge in some delicious food and beverage offerings while you’re there! "Gimme Some Sugar" is ready to tantalize your taste buds with an array of tempting sweet treats balanced by some satisfying savory bites. But that's not all — "Oh Sweet Java" is stationed outside, and they are stepping up to satisfy your cravings for a hot beverage on a chilly winter evening. Imagine sipping on freshly brewed coffee, a sweet mug of hot apple cider, or a rich cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at the lights around you.
As you continue your journey, you'll come across the reindeer barn. This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with Santa's trusty companions. Don't forget to snap some pictures and maybe even pet the reindeer. You'll also find lots of snowflakes and moving light displays. It's a feast for the eyes and perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.
This year, Santa and Mrs. Clause have moved upstairs to ensure they stay nice and warm. You and your family can head up there for some memorable holiday photos. You will also find kid-friendly vendors there. The festivities are perfect for the whole family, and you will undoubtedly feel the warmth of the holiday spirit enveloping you.
But what would a holiday event be without music? Visitors can expect live music from local schools inside and holiday music outside while enjoying the light displays. The live music will elevate the experience and make it even more special.
So, there you have it, folks; the Clackamas County Winter Fair & Holiday Market is a spectacular seasonal event perfect for the entire family. With over local crafters and vendors on display, this fair offers a one-stop shop for all your gifts this holiday season. The fair's incredible light display, unique vendors, delectable food, and charming Santa's cottage will bring you that perfect dose of holiday magic. Come spread cheer, make memories, and join the holiday festivities. Don't miss out on this memorable event that will warm your heart during the winter season. See you there!
The winter fair will be every Friday and Saturday in December from 5-9 p.m. General admission is $10. Children twelve and younger are $5, and children three and under are free. And trust us, it's worth every penny. The Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Events Center is located at 694 NE 4th Ave. in Canby. For more information or tickets, visit clackamascountyfair.com.