By Eugene Magazine

There’s a lot going on this week, and you can participate in most of it from the comfort of your own home! Check out these events going on around Lane County.

Virtual Business Expo

On Thursday, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce is presenting a Virtual Business Expo, an opportunity for businesses and individuals to network and learn about other local businesses.

Thursday | 1:30 pm | Virtual | Free admission |

Virtual Bingo Night

Join Ophelia’s Place for a virtual Bingo Night Fundraiser to help fund their empowering programs. If you hit a BINGO, you could win a gift card to a local restaurant or put your name into their $250 grand prize raffle!

Thursday | 6:30 pm | Virtual | $20 minimum |

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Lights on Broadway

Celebrate the season with a reverse holiday parade in Veneta! See floats, businesses, and other organizations, all decorated in holiday splendor from the comfort of your car.

Thursday | 6:30 pm | Jack Kelly Drive, Veneta | Free admission |

Still at Home Talent Show

Today (Thursday) is the last day to submit your entry for the Hult Center’s #StillHomeTalentShow. Prizes from local businesses (including an interview with us!) are on the line, so take advantage of this opportunity to show your stuff!

Until Thursday | Virtual | Free to submit |

Wine on Wheels

Sheild Catering and Pfeiffer Winery are teaming up to bring a Dinner Party in a Box to your home! A delicious meal is paired with a bottle of Pfeiffer Wine and delivered right to your door.

Fridays and Saturdays | Schedule delivery time | $50 |

Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol

Manual Cinema, who spent some time at the Hult Center earlier this year, is virtually premiering their rendition of A Christmas Carol on Friday and Saturday. See the magnificence of their craftwork through hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and an original score performed live with each performance.

Friday, 7 pm; Saturday 1 pm and 5 pm | Virtual through Marquee TV | $15+ |

Photo by Sincerely Media on UnsplashUgly Sweater Contest and Party

KindTree-Autism Rocks is hosting a virtual ugly sweater contest and holiday party on Friday. Join them to submit your entry to the contest, sing and dance along to holiday songs, and all the fun of the season, including a breakdown session with Santa!

Friday | 4:30 pm | Virtual | Free |

Charreria, Music, and Latin American Dance

As part of their Cozy & Connected winter market, the Whiteaker Community Market is hosting a presentation of Latin American Music, featuring performances by Grupo Condor, Chayag Andean Music Group, and Charros Antonio Huerta and Miguel Ruiz.

Saturday | 12 pm | Virtual | Free |

Jagged Live in NYC: A Broadway Reunion Concert

The Hult Center is hosting a virtual presentation of Jagged Live in NYC: A Broadway Reunion Concert on Sunday. The Broadway cast of Tony-nominated Jagged Little Pill is reuniting for a special performance.

Sunday | 5 pm | Virtual | $33 |

State of Business Breakfast

On Tuesday, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2020 State of Business Breakfast. The presentation will focus on Oregon’s economic outlook heading into the new year and will also include facilitated questions and answers sessions on local impacts.

Tuesday | 8 am | Virtual | $0-$25 |



Sprout Holiday Expo

Shop gifts made by Lane County’s young entrepreneurs! Sprout has taken their annual Children’s Business Expo online this year and it is now open!

Friday through Dec. 18 | Virtual | Free admission |

Visit Santa on Zoom

The Eugene Family YMCA is hosting Zoom visits with Santa to give your kiddos (or kiddos at heart) the opportunity to meet with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. There are dozens of 10-minute time slots available until December 16 (and possibly beyond!).  Register by emailing [email protected]

Now through Dec. 16 | Multiple time slots available | Virtual | Donations suggested |

 5th Street Market Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Take on 5th Street Market in their Holiday Scavenger Hunt, now through December 20. Their passport will have you visiting all the local shops and searching for a present icon to guide you. Prizes are available for those who complete the passport!

Now through Dec. 20 | During normal Market hours | 5th Street Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free to participate |

The Emporium

Every Wednesday and Thursday through Christmas Eve, shop local makers, bakers, and artists for your holiday gifts and goodies at The Emporium, in Veneta.

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 12 pm | The Emporium, 88170 Territorial Hwy., Veneta | Free admission |

Artwork by Andrea Daly

Galleria at the Smith Marketplace

The Galleria at the Smith, Eugene’s newest artist marketplace, gives us all the chance to peruse artists’ works, which cover all mediums from ceramics to fiber arts to jewelry, and much more. They will be open every weekend through the end of the year.

Saturday and Sunday | 12 pm | The Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13th Ave. |

YMCA ESCAPE 2020 Triathlon

Now until December, finish 2020 strong with Eugene Family YMCA’s ESCAPE 2020 end-of-the-year triathlon. Through the next few months and at your own pace, you will need to swim 2.5 miles, run/work the cardio machines for 26.2 miles, and bike 112 miles. Register on their website.

Now until Dec. 31 | Virtual and at Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St. | $40 |

Photo by Eugene Saturday Market, featuring The Flaming Pearl

Eugene Saturday Market

Shop local artisans, see live music, and pick up lunch from one of the many food carts at the Eugene Saturday Market. See website for safety guidelines and this week’s booths.

Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Lane County Farmers Market

Stock up on your week’s groceries at the Eugene Saturday Market. Shop local produce, meat, and baked goods. See website for safety guidelines and current vendors.

Saturday | 9 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |