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Magic at the Mill


December 19-23, 2018

5:30 to 8:00 pm

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

Tickets go on sale November 26!
Check back here for ticket purchasing options.

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

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!

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Check back for the 2018 demonstrations!

Kids’ Activities

Check back for the 2018 Kids Activities!

Holiday Market in the Spinning Room

  • Fordyce Farms
  • Suoplushie
  • Wildcraft Herbarium
  • Snuggly Toes
  • The Peru Sale
  • SilverTide Jewelry
  • Phyllis Dickey
  • 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

Check back for updates on the 2018 entertainment!

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:

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.


Magic Volunteer Application

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