Holiday Happenings in the Rogue Valley

This is typically a slow time for bed and breakfasts, including Shady Grove Farm. But there’s no shortage of things to do during the holidays in and around our little town of Talent. From plays to holiday bazaars, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sampling:
Talent’s Camelot Theater presents’ Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol’
This John Longenbaugh play runs Dec. 4 through Dec. 29. For more information call 541-535-5250 or see
Jacksonville Victorian Christmas
The annual Victorian Christmas event runs each Saturday and Sunday until Christmas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town is decorated all in natural greenery with white lights and red bows to evoke Christmases past. There are horse drawn wagon rides, pictures with Father Christmas, carolers in vintage costumes and roasting chestnuts.
Theatre Convivio presents ‘Light Sensitive’
This charming holiday tale about three wounded souls healed by love will run from Dec. 5 to Dec. 22 at the Bellview Grange in Ashland. For more information call 541-708-1817 or see
Ashland Contemporary Theatre presents ’Greetings’
“Greetings,” a thought-provoking play about rekindling spiritual wonder and challenging fossilized assumptions, will play at the Ashland Community Center on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. For more information call 541-646-2971 or see
Rogue Valley Symphony concerts
The symphony’s holiday concerts will continue on Dec. 13 and 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Medford. The program includes Moart’s Adagio and Fugue, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and music from Handel’s Concerti Grossi and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. For more information call 541-552-6398 or see
‘Scrooge! A Magical Musical at Randall Theatre
This play is adapted from the 1970 film version of the tale. Held in the Randall Theatre in Medford, shows will be on Dec. 12-15, 20-24 and 27-28. For more information, call 541-632-3258 or see
Siskiyou Singers holiday concert
The Siskiyou Singers will present a holiday concert on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 15 at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall in Ashland. For more information call 541-482-5290.
‘The Nutcracker,’ by Studio Raxander Academy of Ballet
The ballet will be performed at Crater High School’s Performing Arts Center in Central Point on Dec.14, 15, 20 and 21. For more information call 541-773-7272 or see
Rogue Valley Chorale holiday concert
The annual holiday concert will be held Dec. 14 and 15 at the Craterian Theater in Medford. See or call the Craterian Theater box office at 541-779-3000.
‘Call Back the Sun,’ by Dancing People Company
Dancing People Company will present its annual winter solstice dance performance and community dance on Dec. 21 and 22 at the old Ashland Armory. Call 541-488-9683 or email
‘Nutcracker Ballet,’ by Medford Civic Ballet
This full-length version of the Ballet is set for Dec. 21 and 22 at Central Medford High School Auditorium. For tickets call 541-772-9922.
Tomaseen Foley’s ‘A Celtic Christmas’This story-telling and musical performance will be held Dec. 22. For tickets, see
Ashland New Plays Festival ‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’
The play will show on Dec. 18 at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Tickets are available at and Paddington Station or by calling 800-967-8167.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
A program “Make We Joy” will be performed on Dec. 21 and 22 at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall in Ashland. For tickets, visit or call 541-552-0900.
‘Polar Express’ at Railroad Park benefits youth programs
Train buffs young and old are invited to ride the Polar Express at Medford’s Railroad Park on Dec. 13 and 14.
Holiday Bazaars
There are just too many too mention here, but you can find a listing by typing” “holiday bazaar Medford Oregon” in your search bar.

However you spend time during the holidays, we at Shady Grove Farm hope they are filled with laughter and joy!