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Magic at the Mill

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Magic at the Mill

 

December 19-23, 2018

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!
Click *here* to become a member today!
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!

Presented by:

 

 

  

   

 

Demonstrations

  • Blacksmithing in the forge each night
  • Weaving 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 Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will be Mark & Donna Hinds from the living history group, Friends of Historic Champoeg portraying John and Martha Boon in the historic Boon House.
    • 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
  • Reindeer Food

3rd Floor Mill Building:

  • Silhouettes
  • Weaving
  • Wool Tree Ornaments

Holiday Market in the Spinning Room

  • Fordyce Farms
  • Suoplushie
  • Wildcraft Herbarium
  • Springtime Farms — Snuggly Toes
  • The Peru Sale
  • SilverTide Jewelry
  • Misty Hill Farms
  • Paul Hirt
  • Spirit in the Clay
  • This Is Salem
  • Stargazer’s Gourmet
  • Raison Ethique
  • Karabombs
  • Jackie Miles Photography
  • Daryle Ryder
  • Rags & Bones
  • Pilgrim’s Roasted Nutz
  • Santiam Soap Co.

Food & Drinks

Krewe du Soul

Retailers in the Warehouse

  • Bella Hill
  • Teaselwick Wools
  • Beauty Boutique at the Mill
  • Frank Barnett Photography
  • Max Marbles, Bookbinder

Entertainment Schedule

Note: All performances are subject to change.

Spinning Room:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Ballet Arts NW
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: TBD

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: TBD
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Cheers

Spinning Room:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Classic Tap Dance
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: City Dance

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Madrigal Singers
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: TBD

2nd Floor Mill Building:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

Spinning Room:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Figs & Thistles
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Pentacle Theatre

Church:

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

Spinning Room:

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

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Louie Hubbard
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Louie Hubbard

Roaming:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Salem Young Singers Club

Spinning Room:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Old Time Fiddlers
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Old Time Fiddlers

Church:

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

2nd Floor Mill Building:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

Roaming:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Salem Young Singers

Be a Magic Volunteer this December!

Mark your calendar – the Magic happens Dec. 19-23, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM. Magic at the Mill is Willamette Heritage Center’s largest community event, with live music, vendors, children’s activities, craft demonstrations, house and mill tours, living history, Santa, model trains, and thousands of lights all over the grounds. More than 6,500 visitors were hosted by WHC volunteers last year. Please consider being part of this annual holiday celebration!

To volunteer, please complete the form below or download the PDF and send or drop off completed form to: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE Suite 200, Salem OR 97301 or contact Erica Osorio at 503-585-7012 ext. 254, or email: ericao@willametteheritage.org

Can’t Volunteer? Consider donating snacks or handwarmers (or money for these items) for volunteers – email or call us at the contact info above and we’ll tell you how.

THANK YOU!

Magic Volunteer Application

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