Snow has started to fall, decorations have appeared around town holiday festivities are in full swing. It must be December in Central Oregon!
If holiday music is your thing, options abound around town. The Central Oregon Mastersingers kick off the month at the First Friday Art Walk on December 2 with carols at the Tower Theatre. The Cascade Choral of COCC will be performing for the Holiday Magic Concert to benefit Abilitree on December 9 11 at Summit High School, Tom Grant will appear at the Oxford the week of December 22 the Central Oregon Mastersingers will perform again at the Tower Theatre with a rendition of H el’s Messiah on December 17 18.
Sisters welcomes Gary Matt Morris on December 17 to the Starry Nights Christmas as part of their national tour of acoustic Christmas tunes, the Sunriver Music Festival is offering their Home for the Holidays show staring the TangleTown Trio in the Great Hall of Sunriver Resort on December 18.
Enjoy a good Christmas story?
The Innovation Theatre Works (ITW), Cascade Theatrical Company (CTC) B.E.A.T. all have ruckus performances of traditional not so traditional holiday shows. ITW has put together Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory beginning December 2 a production of David Sedaris’s The Santal Diaries, running until Christmas. CTC will be performing their take of the humorous Midwestern classis, A Christmas Story, B.E.A.T. has a twist on The Nutcracker that is sure to entertain even the little ones with The Story of the Nutcracker.
My festivities involve dusting off the skis, filling a thermos with hot chocolate heading for the great white beyond; there is nothing better after a day in the snow than returning to town to enjoy some music or a show with friends. Bend’s holiday offerings provide countless ways to celebrate the season.
Enjoy your December!