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Winter Break Activities for Families!

Winter Break is here! Check out some fun family activities during the holidays!

Pepsi Cola Decorations!

The holidays aren’t complete without a drive through the Christmas displays at the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Corvallis. Lights, music and movement entrance young and old as they drive through the various scenes set around the building. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Christmas. The Pepsi plant is located at 2636 N.E. Belvue St. Look for the tree of lights to guide your way

 

Santa!

Santa will be sitting for photos at Heritage Mall in Albany until Dec. 24. He will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. most weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21; on Dec. 24, he won’t leave his chair until 5 p.m. Call (541) 967-8238 for details.

 

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays. $12 per child. It’s your time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse or workout. Reservations are required, preferable one week in advance and child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. Call (541) 757-6512 or visit www.wackybounce.com to reserve your spot.

 

A Christmas Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, 875 SW 26th St ., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free/donations accepted.  Friends of the Family Ministries will present a Christmas concert of Celtic, classical and sacred music. Call (541) 757-1761 for details or visit http://www.fofm.org/.

 

A Christmas Bash. Dec 17 Boys and Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 3-6 p.m. Free. Mr. Santa Claus and Corvallis Church are hosting this family friendly event including photos with Santa, an Xbox/Kinnect Just Dance contest with prizes, Christmas kid’s karaoke, crafts and games, free gift wrapping, a horse-drawn Christmas sleigh ride, and refreshments. From 5-6 p.m. enjoy a story time with Santa, live acoustic music and Christmas carols and art. Call Pastor Mike Miller at (541) 639-9992 for details or visit www.corvallischurch.com.

 

Night Time Magic. Historic Downtown Albany. Maps are available at the Albany Visitors Association at 250 Broadalbin SW. 5 p.m. Dec. 1-31. Drive through the historic districts of Albany and enjoy the historic homes lit up with white lights. Visit www.albanyvisitors.com for details or call (541) 928-0911.

 

Christmas Storybook Land. Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-Dec. 16. Enjoy a simulated walk through the woods and view 80 scaled down scenes, some of which are animates, as well as a train layout and Victorian Village. At the end of the walk, visit with Santa. Call (541) 928-4656 for details, or visit www.ChristmasStorybookLand.org.

 

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