Magic at the Mill

Magic at the Mill 2020

Thank you for your interest in Magic at the Mill, Willamette Heritage Center’s (WHC) community holiday lights display held in December. As of today, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still too early for the WHC Board of Directors to determine the viability of this popular activity. A healthy and safe community is at the forefront of our decisions, and at this time, we will need to wait to decide on how the Magic at the Mill event will look – or if it will be held at all – based on the Oregon Health Authority’s restrictions around large gatherings leading up to the fall and winter months.

Please check back for future updates. Be well, stay safe!


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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