Magic at the Mill

 

December 19-23, 2019

5:30 to 8:00 pm

$8 for adults, $5 for kids, free to WHC members!

(kids: ages 3-17, adults: 18+, under age 3 are free)

WHC Members receive free admission to Magic!
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Membership options include: Student, Senior, Individual, Household, and more!

 

Magic is in the air! Come celebrate the winter holidays with our family-friendly winter festivities! Watch history come to life with children’s activities, heritage tours, and blacksmith and textile arts demonstrations.

Thousands of twinkling lights and holiday cheer will brighten winter nights at the Willamette Heritage Center during our annual winter festival Magic at the Mill. Magic at the Mill is a long-time cherished seasonal festival that celebrates connecting generations and interpreting Mid-Willamette Valley history.

Located on the beautiful 5-acre WHC campus, Magic at the Mill provides stunning sights, a holiday market for shopping, and family-friendly fun. Guests of all ages are invited to explore our scenery and historic buildings decorated with exciting holiday lights.

Warm up to winter with Salem’s premiere holiday event: Magic at the Mill!

Magic tickets are now available for online purchase! Check out the options below!

Online pre-orders can be redeemed at will-call on the night of your choice; bring a print out of your email verification -or- provide us with the name of the ticket purchaser.

WHC Members: You do not need to purchase a ticket! Your tickets will be available for free at Will-Call!

 

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Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!

 

Demonstrations

  • Blacksmithing – details to come!
  • Weaving and Spinning on the 4th floor of the Mill Building
  • Talk with living history characters throughout buildings on the property, including the 1841 Jason Lee House and Methodist Parsonage, 1847 John Boon House, and 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. 
  • Special guests Mark & Donna Hinds from the living history group, Friends of Historic Champoeg, portraying John and Martha Boon in the historic Boon House
    • Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Our historic homes are limited to 15 guests at a time. Please be patient waiting in line – they are worth the wait!

Kids’ Activities

Dye House:

  • Pictures with Santa

3rd Floor Mill Building:

  • Silhouettes
  • Weaving

… and more! Please check back for updates!

Wine Tent

  • Celebrating their 80th anniversary, Honeywood Winery, the oldest winery in Oregon, will provide information on their role in the Oregon winemaking industry. Honeywood wine will be available for tasting, to purchase for drinking by the glass, and to take home by the bottle.
  • The Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College will provide an exhibit showcasing their collections from winery owners, winemakers, grape-growers, marketers, enthusiasts, and sommeliers.

Food & Drinks

Taproot:

  • Santa’s Elves will be rolling in with the December winds. Legend has it, Taproot elves have been spotted working away in preparation for the festivities. Be sure to visit the Candy Cane Café for warm holiday cocktails for kids 21+ and sweet treats for all ages.

    Retailers in the Warehouse

    • Bella Hill
    • Teaselwick Wools
    • Beauty Boutique at the Mill

    Holiday Market in the Spinning Room

    • Fordyce Farm
    • Suoplushie
    • Wildcraft Herbarium
    • SilverTide Jewelry
    • Stargazer’s Gourmet
    • Daryle Ryder-Fused Glass
    • Bearded Ladies Goat Cheese
    • Noor Chakravarty-Knit Wearables
    • Peru Sale

    Entertainment Schedule

    Please check back for updates!

    Note: All performances are subject to change.

    Spinning Room:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Madrigal Singers
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Ceili of the Valley

    Church:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Orchard Mountain String Band
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: TBD

    Second Floor Mill Building:

    • 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

    Spinning Room:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Cherry City Cloggers
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Willamette Girl Choir

    Church:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Orchard Mountain String Band
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Stumptown Saxes

    Wine Tent:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Local Vocals

    Spinning Room:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Ballet Arts NW
    • 6:40 pm: Star Studio
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Ceili of the Valley

    Church:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Cheers
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Figs-n-Thistles

    Spinning Room:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: TBD
    • 6:40: Star Studio
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: TBD

    Church:

    • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Golden Flute
    • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Golden Flute

      Spinning Room:

      • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Lady with a Harp
      • 6:40 pm: Star Studio
      • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: TBD

      Church:

      • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: TBD
      • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Silverwind Strings

      2nd Floor Mill Building:

      • 5:45 pm to 7:40 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

      Wine Tent:

      • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Local Vocals