By Eugene Magazine

This is a fun week — lace up your skates for a roller skating party at Bob Keefer Center, or attend a comedy open house at WildCraft Cider Works. Need some new bottles for holiday guests? Taste some wine and find your new favorite at Sundance or Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge. Head to 5th Street Public Market to grab some food, shop, see the snow fall, and get your photos with Santa. Still can’t get enough Harry Potter? Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. Enjoy some Christmas class favorites at the Shedd with The Jazz Kings. Shop at Holiday Market or find an antique prize at Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market. The new Y is finally opening! You can be part of history at the new Y ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The Hult Center hosts Oregon natives the Shook Twins. Have fun finding giant candy canes in the Jingle Bells Run at Maurie Jacobs Park. Find your holiday cards and other handcrafted items at the New Zone Holiday Store.

December 14
Holiday Sweater Run | Please join Silenus Run Club for a Holiday Sweater Run at Drop Bear Brewery at 6pm. The event is free and open to anyone. Come wear your holiday sweater on an easy run on the Amazon Trail and come back to Drop Bear Brewery for some food drinks. Walkers and runners at any pace are welcome. After the run, the group will be having a raffle and enjoying each other’s company. Drop Bear Brewery, @silenus.run.club

December 15
Let’s Roll Skate Party
| Lace up your skates! Join this family-friendly skate party at Bob Keefer Center. Skate in style with music, games and fun for all ages. Bring your roller skates, in-line skates, rollerblades, or rent skates for $3 when you register. Bob Keefer Center, willamalane.org

December 15
Eugene Comedy Presents: Wild Ones
| Wild Ones is a curated comedy open mic every Thursday with host Seth Milstein, featuring a semi-curated list of performers. Sign-up is 7:20 – 7:40pm. The show starts at 8pm. All ages are welcome until 9pm. WildCraft Cider Works, wildcraftciderworks.com

December 15
Olem Alves
| Friday nights at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge means great live music and a perfect dinner night out with friends, family, or a special date! A variety of music performances will be showcased on Friday evenings, with some outdoors, weather permitting, though most will be inside the Lounge’s beautiful indoor space. Explore the complete lineup of gifted musicians on the Lounge’s online calendar. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge, heartoforegonwine.com

December 15 & 16
Snow Shows At 5th Street Public Market
| Experience a whimsical winter wonderland at the 5th Street Public Market! Snow shows will be in the Market Core from 6 – 6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 5th Street Public Market, 5thStreetPublicMarket

December 15 & 16
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
| Relive the magic of your favorite wizard! Based on the third installment of the classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love. Hult Center, hultcenter.org

December 15 & 16
Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars
| Sundance Wine Cellars’ free themed wine tastings highlight various wine regions on Fridays, and on Saturdays, they host local and regional wineries. Apart from the weekends, their tasting bar is always open and has free samples of their featured wines. Sundance Wine Cellars has Oregon’s largest selection of wine and is one of the oldest wine retailers in the Willamette Valley. Since 1983, Sundance Wine Cellars has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Sundance Wine Cellars, orwines.com

December 15 & 17
The Jazz Kings: Snowfall, Christmas At The Shedd
| Shirley Andress and her Jazz Kings Christmas ensemble return for another evening of heartwarming Christmas fare filled with love, good humor, and good will to all. Look for a healthy selection of your Christmas favorites, along with a few they’ve never done. And warm up your “sing-along” voice! The Shedd, theshedd.org

December 16 & 17
Holiday Market
| This is the time of year when the weekly Saturday Market gives way to the Holiday Market, which will happen weekends through Christmas Eve. Over Thanksgiving weekend the market takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The market is indoors, with two halls filled with handmade art, live performances, and international cuisine. Lane Events Center, holidaymarket.org

December 16
New Y Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony And Open House
| Join the Y as they celebrate the opening of the Eugene Family YMCA’s Don Stathos Campus on the corner of 24th Avenue & Hilyard Street! Tour the fully-ADA accessible facility designed to strengthen our community, learn about program offerings, sign up for a membership and more! The ribbon cutting is at 10 am and the open house will be until 3 pm. The Y, eugeneymca.org

December 17
Shook Twins
| Oregon natives Katelyn and Laurie Shook return to the Hult Center to bring their indie folk-pop sound that audiences love so much! These two stellar performers have been mesmerizing crowds nationwide for years with their dreamy sound and impeccable harmonies. “When you listen to us, we want you to remember how to feel more comfortable in your own skin,” they say “That goes beyond the show. We hope you walk away feeling more like yourself. That’s our message through music.” Hult Center, hultcenter.org

December 17
Jingle Bells Run
| The Jingle Bells Run has the jolliest guest around: Santa Claus! Feel free to dress up for this festive race, which includes a 15K, 5K and Kids Dash. Participants can find giant candy canes along the course and bring them back to the finish for a special prize. Maurie Jacobs Park, eclecticedgeracing.com

Through December 17
Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market
| At the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market visitors will find diverse and special items provided by an array of local vendors. As Eugene’s largest and longest running flea market, the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market boasts a continuously fresh mix of vendors, shoppers, and unique wares for sale. Picc-A-Dilly is a family affair, with many of their longtime vendors’ children having grown up to become vendors themselves. Lane County Fairgrounds, https://www.piccadillyflea.com/

Through December 17
“Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas At Pemberley”
| Spend the holidays with the cherished “Pride & Prejudice” characters, Georgiana Darcy and Kitty Bennet, in this new story about ambition, sisterhood and love. Performances take place Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through December 17. Oregon Contemporary Theatre, octheatre.org

Through December 17
Pegasus Playhouse’s “Uh… Christmas Carole”
| Check out this great new musical based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Pegasus Playhouse is a theatrical non-profit organization that specializes in involving young people in the production of entertaining works of musical theater. “Uh… Christmas Carole” is played by talent young adult actors. Pegasus Playhouse, pegasusplayhouse.com

December 18
New Eugene Family YMCA Opening Day
| Join Eugene Family YMCA for the first day of operations at the new Y facility! Explore the state-of-the-art facility, swim in the 6-lane lap pool, walk around the gym on the indoor track, work out in the 14,000-square-foot PeaceHealth Wellness Center and more! Not a Y member yet? Join the Y before December 31, 2023 for a $0 joining fee and receive one free month of PeaceHealth Bikes. Eugene Family YMCA Don Stathos Campus, eugeneymca.org

 Through December 23
Cottage Theatre’s “Elf”
| Based on the popular 2003 film, “Elf the Musical” is a hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy that follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Years ago, Buddy mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and ended up being raised as an elf at the North Pole. Eventually, his poor toy-making abilities and enormous size cause him to realize that he is not really an elf. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his human family. This “Sparkle-Jolly-Twinkle-Jingley” holiday special will light up the stage and fill your ears with Christmas Cheer! Cottage Theatre, cottagetheatre.org

Through December 24
Photos with Santa
| The big man himself, Santa Claus, returns to the 5th Street Public Market for family-friendly photo ops in the eatery area. Santa is excited to share a smile and a special moment with you. Bring your camera and take your photo as you visit Santa in the 5th Street Eateries. This special Santa experience is brought to you by Summit Bank. 5th Street Public Market, facebook.com/events

Through December 29
“Visions and Vessels”
 | Don Dexter Gallery hosts Eastern Band Cherokee artist Christy Long ‘Galvloi’ for a limited exhibition of her carved bowls featuring Southeastern indigenous iconography through December 11. Don Dexter Gallery, dondextergallery.com 

Through December 30
The New Zone Holiday Store
| The New Zone Holiday Store offers a wide array of artsy gifts, prints and cards. All items are handcrafted by New Zone’s local artist members, with many of them using reused and repurposed material. This is a great way to make a loved one happy with a tasteful gift that supports Eugene’s art community but doesn’t add to waste. New Zone Gallery, newzonegallery.org