Magic at the Mill

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December 19th – 23rd, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

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First held in 2000, our annual holiday lights display brings all the magic of the season to downtown Salem..

Come take part in Children’s activities, miniature trains, tours of our historic buildings, blacksmith demonstrations, seasonal food and drink, Santa Claus (if you’ve been good!), and, of course, lots and lots of holiday lights.

Magic at the Mill gives families from the Mid-Willamette Valley the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and wonder of our remarkable site during this wonderful time of year.

Entrance Fee

  • WHC Members: Free!

  • General Admission: $6.00

  • Ages 4-12: $4.00

  • Ages 3 and under: FREE

Kid’s Activities

  • Make Victorian-era silhouettes
  • Craft paper puppets
  • Create Bilboquets (cup and ball toys)
  • Make “Reindeer food”
  • Textile weaving (in partnership with Salem Fiberarts Guild)
  • Scavenger hunt for Miss Milly’s Lost Lambs

Demonstrations

  • Blacksmithing
  • Weaving and Lacemaking
  • Spinning fiber into threads

Tours Open (Docent-led and Interpretation)

  • 1841 Jason Lee House
  • 1841 Methodist Parsonage
  • 1847 John Boon House
  • 1858 Pleasant Grove Church
  • 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

Tours Open (Docent-led and Interpretation)

  • 1841 Jason Lee House
  • 1841 Methodist Parsonage
  • 1847 John Boon House
  • 1858 Pleasant Grove Church
  • 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

Attractions

  • Storytelling & Folk Tales
  • Presentations by Pacific NW Ballet, Pentacle Theatre, and City Dance Theatre

Local vendors

  • Bella Hill
  • Teaselwick Wools
  • Compass Gallery
  • And More!

Local Vendors

  • Bella Hill
  • Teaselwick Wools
  • Compass Gallery
  • And More!

Christmas Shopping

  • Handmade and vintage gifts
  • Woven Scarves, Towels, and other Textiles
  • Plush toys, Pin-back buttons, and Magnets
  • Ornaments and Vintage items
  • Soap, lotions, Teas; Hand-made Wooden Products
  • Jewelry, Coffee, and Handbags
  • Hand-made Alpaca Hats
  • Baked Goods (including gluten-free)

Schedule of Entertainment

Time Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 23
5:30-6:30 Golden Flute, Louis Hubbard and Friends, Willamette Master Chorus,  Ray Ballantyne (storyteller) Bonfire Bettys, Heartstrings, City Dance Theater, Gordon Munro (storyteller) Camerata Musica, Salem Madrigal Singers, Soundwaves, Marian Scadden (storyteller) Fig & Thistles, Dick Hohnbaum, Luann Cash & Company, Lorraine Ward (storyteller) Harmonious, Dick Hohnbaum, Luann Cash & Company, Gordon Munro (storyteller)
6:30-7:00 Break Break Break Break Break
7:00-8:00 Golden Flute, Louie Hubbard & Friends, Mary Poppins cast from Pentacle Theatre, Ray Ballantyne (storyteller) Alysia Turner, Heartstrings, Old Time Fiddlers, Gordon Munro (storyteller) Camerata Musica, Salem Madrigal Singers, Filipino Heritage Choir Fig & Thistles, Dick Hohnbaum, Luann Cash & Company Bonfire Bettys, Dick Hohnbaum, Luann Cash & Company, Gordon Munro (storyteller)

Thanks to Our Magic Sponsors!

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