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Christmas 2017 – Enjoy Astoria Oregon Holiday Events

November 21st, 2017 by Clementines B&B

It’s time to make plans for a joyful holiday getaway to Astoria this December, with Christmas concerts and carols, tours and holiday tea at the Flavel House Mansion, plus performances of A Christmas Carol and Astoria’s own melodramatic version, Scrooged in Astoria.

tall narrow Christmas Tree with gold vertical ribbons and white lights in front of window at nightReader’s Theatre will present five performances of their adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, including early 19th century Christmas Carols, during the first two weeks of December. In contrast to the Astor Street Opry Company’s Scrooged in Astoria, the Reader’s Theatre takes a more traditional approach portraying the classic Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
Dates & Time: Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Admission: $15.00 Tickets may be purchased online.
Location: The McTavish Room of the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St, Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-325-5922

The weekend of December 8-10, 2017 features the North Coast Chorale Winter Concert, Mysteries of the Stars, at Astoria’s Performing Arts Center. Mysteries of the Stars will present a program of musical compositions involving the stars, complemented by Karin Temple’s poetry about these mysterious heavenly bodies. The audience will hear about different aspects of stars in genres from secular to sacred and gospel. In addition, the Performing Arts Center will display star-themed art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett in the lobby.
Dates & Times: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2:00 pm
Admission: $10 for adults and free to children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Location: Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St, Astoria, OR

Stop by The Cellar on 10th Saturday afternoons in December for holiday-themed wine tastings.
Saturday, December 2, 2017,   Annual Holiday Sparkling Tasting
Saturday, December 9, 2017,   Zinfandels from different regions around the world
Saturday, December 16, 2017, Wines for Holiday Entertaining and Pairing with Holiday Meals
Saturday, December 23, 2017, Annual Christmas Surprise tasting
Saturday, December 30, 2017, Annual New Year’s Surprise tasting
Dates & Times for Tastings: Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 tasting fee, complimentary with bottle purchase of wine tasted

plun pudding on pink plate with whipped cream and cherry garnish and hollyCelebrate a Victorian Christmas at Astoria’s historic Flavel House Museum with their Holiday Tea and Plum Pudding, available the afternoons of December 16-23, and December 26-30, 2017. Tour the beautifully decorated home and enjoy warm Plum Pudding and a cup of tea in true Victorian fashion. The Clatsop County Historical Society decorates the mansion as it would have been over a century ago, draping ropes of evergreens around fireplace mantels and over doorways. Candles and fancy paper ornaments, typical of late 19th century decorations, adorn the Christmas trees.
Dates: December 16 – 23 and December 26 – 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost for Tea: $12.00 for non-members of the Historical Society

Monday, December 18, 2017, Flavel House Museum celebrates an Old-Fashioned Christmas when St. Nicholas comes to town, You’ll find him sitting by one of the home’s six fireplaces, waiting to hear Christmas wishes. Why not celebrate the season with music, games, and stories for the children, while you enjoy cookies and hot cocoa?
Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
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
Location: 714 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-2203
Sponsors: Easom Property Management and the Windermere Pacific Land Company

There’s no better way to enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past than a stay at Astoria’s Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast this holiday season. Let us surround you with the warmth of Christmas past and Christmas present this holiday season – it’s the perfect gift to create treasured memories for Christmases yet to be.

Plum Pudding photo courtesy of Flavel House Museum

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons in Astoria

November 19th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

Astoria’s 2017 holiday celebrations begin Thanksgiving weekend with the Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights on Friday, November 24, 2017. Everyone is welcome, Scandinavian or not, to enjoy this Nordic entertainment and refreshments. For more information, visit their website.
Date & Time: November 24, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR

stack of fine china tea cups and saucers with gold napkin on left and white flowers in backgroundFrom Thanksgiving through mid-December, weekend visitors can step back to a Victorian Christmas in nearby Seaside, OR, and enjoy a holiday Gingerbread Tea at the historic Butterfield Cottage. The home will be decorated in keeping for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Oregon seashore. You can treat yourselves to homemade gingerbread and tea, hot chocolate, or cider while you enjoy the exquisite gingerbread houses on display.
Dates & Time: Saturdays November 25, December 2, 9, and 16, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Admission: Adult $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $1.00, Children 6 or under Free (when accompanied by an adult)
Location: Seaside Museum & Historical Society, 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR
Phone: 503.738.7065

It’s easy to get in ‘holiday spirits’ with wine tastings at The Cellar on 10th in Astoria’s historic district every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Saturday afternoon, November 25th, 2017, they will host their Annual Open House and Holiday Special Tasting. Sample holiday wines and gourmet treats while you peruse their in-store specials, wine-themed holiday decorations, ornaments, and plateware.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, it’s their Annual Holiday Sparkling Tasting of some of the best bubbly from different regions around the world that produce sparkling wines and champagne. Saturday evening, December 2, The Cellar on 10th presents its five course Winemaker’s Dinner featuring regional Northwest Pacific regional cuisine paired with sparkling wines and champagne.

Dates & Times for Tastings: Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 tasting fee, complimentary with bottle purchase of wine tasted.
Date &Time for Winemaker’s Dinner: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $125 per person.
Location: The Cellar on 10th, Astoria Underground, 1004 Marine Drive Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-325-6600

December visitors to Astoria also can enjoy annual holiday traditions of the Astor Street Opry Company – their Starving Artist Faire on December 1-3, 2017, and their production of ‘Scrooged in Astoria’, weekends from December 1-3 through December 22-23, 2017. The 22nd Annual Starving Artist Faire features unique handcrafted items created by over 50 Pacific Northwest arts and artisans. Visitors can enjoy holiday treats and music while they shop for gifts such as ceramics, paintings, photographs, jewelry, clothing, and more. The Faire raises funds for local food banks and the Astor Street Opry Company.
Dates & Times: Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: Two cans of food or a $2 donation
Location: Astoria Armory, 407 17th St, Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-458-6250

The Astor Street Opry Company’s annual holiday play, ‘Scrooged in Astoria’, premieres December 1, 2017, with performances weekends through December 23, 2017. The Company transforms the themes of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into a holiday melodrama with characters from their annual summer melodrama, ‘Shanghaied in Astoria’. Audiences can cheer, hiss, and boo Scrooge (Max Krooke Jr.), Miss Yul Macie, and Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future!
Theater marquee advertising Scrooged in AstoriaDates & Times: Fridays Dec.1, 8,15, 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Saturdays December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Sundays December 10, 17 at 2:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 – $16.00
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone: 503-325-6104
Location: Astor Street Opry Playhouse, 129 W Bond Street, Astoria, OR

The holiday season is almost here, and soon the decorations will be hung and the tree trimmed in our historic B&B, just awaiting the arrival of our guests. We’re waiting to welcome you with Christmas cheer, so make your holiday getaway plans right away.

gift certificate with gold ribbon on leftIf you can’t get away, remember that a Gift Certificate for Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast is a perfect gift of treasured memories, for yourself or for anyone special on your list. Let us help you with your holiday shopping this year – just complete this form, and we’ll do the rest!

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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