By Eugene Magazine | Published November 2017

Take advantage of the long weekend to kick your holiday season off right with wine, live music, and tree lightings.

Celebration on the Territorial Thanksgiving Wine Trail

Wineries along Territorial Highway are celebrating Thanksgiving with special events exclusive to this weekend. Pick up your Pinot Bingo card from the Adventure Center in Springfield and start your wine-tasting adventure. You may find your new favorite, perfect for punctuating the holiday season.

Thursday-Sunday | Various South Willamette Valley Wineries, Territorial Hwy, willamettewines.com

Pfeiffer Winery Thanksgiving Wine Country Weekend

Pheiffer Winery is celebrating the long weekend with live performances from Darline Jackson’s “My Band,” Steve Hale, and Riffle; food from The Zingaro and Smokin’ Pops; and special tasting flights. Try new release wines at holiday discounts while watching the Ducks take on the Beavers.

Friday-Sunday | 11-6 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City, pfeifferwinery.com

Thanksgiving Weekend Chestnut Roasting

Iris Vineyard is kicking off the holidays with their Thanksgiving Weekend Chestnut Roasting. The chestnuts are from local orchards, including some from Iris Vineyard’s own trees. Pair your cone of roasted chestnuts with wine recommendations and a view that can’t be beat.

Friday-Sunday | 1-5 pm | Iris Vineyard’s Estate Tasting Room, 82110 Territorial Hwy., Eugene, irisvineyards.com

Night of a Thousand Stars at Fifth Street Public Market

Kick off the holidays at the Fifth Street Market Night of a Thousand Stars on Friday. Starting with Santa’s arrival, you will be surrounded by the magic of the season including twinkling lights, music, and snowfall as the Market Christmas tree is lit.

Friday | 5-8 pm | Fifth Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave., Eugene, 5stmarket.com

Florence Holiday Festival and Light Up Your Boat Float

Historic Old Town Florence is celebrating the start of the holiday season with their annual Festival. Starting at 3:30 with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving via firetruck, enjoy hot cocoa, cider, and hayrides before the tree lighting and caroling at 5:30.

Saturday | 3:30-6 pm | Historic Old Town Florence, Bay St., Florence, florencechamber.com

Oakway Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Oakway Center will light their tree on Sunday. Starting at 5 pm with hot chocolate, live reindeer, a visit with Winter Willy the Snowman and live music, the tree will be lit at 5:30. Kick off the season with this free event.

Sunday | 5 pm | Oakway Center, 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, oakwaycenter.com