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Magic at the Mill

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Magic at the Mill

Tickets available at the door!

December 19th – 23rd, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented By:

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.

Entrance Fee

  • WHC Members: Free!

  • General Admission: $6.00

  • Ages 4-12: $4.00

  • Ages 3 and under: FREE

Demonstrations

  • Blacksmithing
  • Weaving and Lacemaking
  • Spinning fiber into threads
  • Art Studios at Mission Mill will be open the evening of Friday, December 22nd

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

Kids’ Activities

  • Make Victorian-era silhouettes
  • Create a wool Christmas tree
  • Try your hand at shadow puppetry
  • Make “reindeer food”
  • Design a postcard for Santa
  • Textile weaving (in partnership with Salem Fiberarts Guild)
  • Owl Ornaments with EcoHub in the Warehouse Building

Vendors in the Warehouse

  • Bella Hill
  • Max Marbles, Bookbinder
  • Teaselwick Wools
  • Frank Barnett Photography

Visit the Retailers page to learn more about these vendors!

Christmas Shopping in the Spinning Room

  • Baked goods, coffee, and cocoa from Fordyce Farms
  • Plush toys, pin-back buttons, and magnets by Jeremy Damisch
  • Soap, lotions, and teas from Wildlife Herbarium
  • Hand-made alpaca hats, shoe inserts, and more by Meredith Kuhl
  • Sewn purses, kid’s activity books, and more by Brenda Lowery
  • Homemade dog treats by Vicki Garland
  • Glass works and recycled yard art by Rose Recycling
  • Peruvian crafts by Beth Fleischer
  • Wood puzzle bookmarks and other toys by Sonia Prieto
  • SilverTide Jewelry
  • Fabric arts by Phyllis Dickey
  • Turned wood objects by Paul Hirt

Entertainment Schedule

Note: All performances are subject to change.

Dye House:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Bonfire Betty’s
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Salem Pops

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Figs and Thistles
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus

Mill Building (2nd Floor):

  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

Dye House:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Classic Tap Dance
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Oregon Spirit Chorus

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Willamette Girl Choir
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Bonfire Betty’s

Dye House:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Salem Community Chorus
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Classic Tap Dance

Church:

  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm: Silver Creek String Band
  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Silver Creek String Band

Mill Building (2nd Floor):

  • 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Firelight Stories with Gordon Munro

Dye House:

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

Church:

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

Dye House:

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

Church:

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