Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Astoria’s Flavel House Museum Victorian Christmas 2016

December 15th, 2016 by Clementines B&B

Step back in time to the end of the 19th century, and celebrate the holidays at Astoria’s historic Flavel House Museum,  one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest. The Clatsop County Historical Society decorates the mansion for a Victorian Christmas, with evergreens encircling fireplace mantels, and strung over doorways. Favorite decorations in that era included gilded or silvered nuts, and a Christmas tree decorated with fanciful paper chains and ornaments and lighted with candles.

Holiday Tea and Plum Pudding
You can enjoy the Holiday Tea from 1 pm until 4 pm  on the afternoons of December 17 to December 23, and December 26 to December 30, 2016,. Tour the beautifully decorated house and refresh yourselves with a cup of tea and a dish of fresh, warm Plum (or Christmas) Pudding. The pudding originated in medieval England but did not become a tradition for Christmas dinner until the mid-1800’s. Don’t expect plums in your Victorian treat, since the word “plums” was an early term for raisins, and today the pudding can include different dried fruits!

Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Girl hugging Santa while sitting on his lap, Victorian fireplace draped with Christmas greens in background

Photo: Clatsop County Historical Society Museum

St. Nicholas comes to town Monday, December 19, 2016, for the Flavel House’s Christmas Celebration. Although he could choose from six of the festively decorated fireplaces in the house, you’ll probably find him sitting in the library, waiting to hear the children’s wishes. Why not celebrate the season with music, games, and stories for the children, while you enjoy sharing cookies and hot cocoa with St. Nick?

Celebrating at Astoria’s Flavel House Museum this December will take you back to the Victorian era, and what better way to enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past then staying at Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast this holiday season? Give us a call, and let us surround you with the warmth of both Christmas past and Christmas present.

Flavel House Museum
Corner of 8th and Duane Streets
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-2203

Holiday Tea and Plum Pudding
Dates: December 17 – 23 and December 26 – 30, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost for Tea: $12.00 for non-members of the Historical Society
Sponsor: Clatsop Community Bank
Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration
Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum admission: Adults $6.00, AAA/Senior/Student $5.00 , Youth (6-17 years) $2.00, Children (under 6) free
Sponsors: Easom Property Management and the Windermere Pacific Land Company

Astoria OR: Astor St. Opry’s 2016 Starving Artist Faire

December 1st, 2016 by Clementines B&B

Red, Green, Blue Christmas tree ornaments with snowflake decorations "Starving Artist Faire"If you like to give unique holiday gifts, don’t miss the Astor Street Opry Company’s 21st annual Starving Artist Faire on December 2 – 4, 2016! Enjoy the Faire’s festive atmosphere with musical performances and holiday treats while you peruse items created by over 50 talented artists and artisans from the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find one of a kind gifts and fine art crafts ranging from photography to paintings to pottery, plus jewelry, clothing, and more.

Not finished decorating your home for the holidays? You’d better watch out, since Santa will visit the Faire both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until noon. Don’t worry, you’ll stay on his ‘Nice’ list when you choose from the great selection of wreaths, candles, and holiday décor that are sure to please both you and Santa!

The Starving Artist’s Faire is held at the Astoria Armory, just a short 10 minute walk up Exchange Street from Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast. You know that Judith’s delicious breakfasts mean you’ll never leave the B&B hungry, so don’t let Astoria’s artists starve either! Give us a call at the inn or go online and book your room today. Don’t miss one of Astoria’s most festive holiday traditions!

Astor Street Opry Company presents the Starving Artist Faire
Location: Astoria Armory
407 17th St, Astoria, OR 97103

Dates & Times:
Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm

Admission: $2 per person

Astoria OR Holiday Concerts 2016: Sounds of Christmas!

November 24th, 2016 by Clementines B&B

Holiday wreath on green door by Jez Timms https://unsplash.com/@jeztimmsThe Oregon coast is alive with the sounds of the holiday season, from the traditional carols to modern jazz. Here are a few of the concerts planned in Astoria and the surrounding region of the Pacific Northwest.

Community “Messiah” Sing-along & Play-along
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016 Time: 4:00 pm
Begin the Christmas season when the North Coast Chorale and Astoria Christian Church present selections from Frederic Handel’s beloved ‘Messiah’. You can sing along with the Chorale or bring your instrument and join the piano accompaniment by Debbie Loyd. Donations to this holiday concert benefit local food banks.
Venue: Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
588 16th Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Cost: No admission fee, but donations for the food bank are suggested.

Tuba Christmas at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Time: 2:00 pm
The annual Tuba Christmas concert will feature the Astoria Tuba Quartet performing a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements and even a Christmas polka.
Venue: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 SE Lake St Ilwaco, WA 98624
Cost: Free, sponsored by the Ilwaco Merchants Association. Seating is limited.
For more information contact the Columba Pacific Heritage Museum
Phone: (360) 642-3446

Here We Come A Caroling – North Coast Chorale’s Holiday Concert
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Sunrday, December 11, 201 Time: 2:00 pm
Don’t miss the North Coast Chorale’s Holiday Concert featuring Benjamin Britten’s beautiful “A Ceremony of Carols” accompanied by Harpist Cheryl Walker. The Chorale invites the audience to join them in singing familiar carols as part of the concert.
Venue: Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
588 16th Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 338-2306
Cost: $10 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Water Music Society Christmas Concert 
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Water Music Society’s Christmas Concert offers a musical feast of seasonal jazz vocals and instrumentals. This year’s concert features Greta Matassa, one of today’s most talented jazz singers. Celebrate the Pacific Coast’s Christmas season with holiday music, beverages, and homemade sweet treats at this annual event.
Venue: Inn at Harbour Village
120 Williams Avenue NE Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone: (360) 642-0087
Cost: Free; donations are gratefully accepted with a portion donated to local high school music programs

Joyful Christmas Traditions Concert
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Times: Pre-show 3:30 pm and Concert 4:00 pm
As Christmas approaches, the North Coast Symphonic Band and Liberty Theater present this joint concert with the North Coast Chorale. This year, the concert features vocalists Deac Guidi and Aleesha Nedd, and harpist Cheri Walker. Come early too enjoy the pre-show music provided by the Astoria Tuba Quartet.
Venue: Liberty Theater
1203 Commercial, Astoria, OR 97103
Cost: Adults $20; children 18 years old and under $5
Tickets: Box Office open Tuesday – Saturday 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, by phone: (503) 325-5922, Ext. 55 or online at Tickets West.

There are so many ways we celebrate the holidays in Astoria, from shopping at our unique boutiques and galleries, to festive dining, to these many sounds of Christmas you will hear throughout the season. We’re decking our halls at Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast, so give us a call and let us surround you with the sounds of Christmas during this holiday season. We’re waiting to welcome you!

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