Toddler Open PlayPLAY – A wonderful way for kids to stay active and have fun! There are options for both little ones and older kids to enjoy a clean, bright and fully padded space. Add some fun-filled movement to the week!
Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play | $12-$105
Backpack ExplorersEXPLORE – Investigate science, art, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting objects while journeying through the Museum's nature trails and exhibits. New themes weekly! 10-11am.
High Desert Museum | $15
Twinkle Toes TapMOVE – This beginner class gets kids tapping their toes and learning the basic steps of tap. Class is designed for the beginner tap dancer with little or no experience. 3:45-4:20pm.
Academie de Ballet Classique | $61
Online Story TimeREAD – Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun! Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. 10am.
Deschutes Public Libraries | Free
FIRST LEGO League Robotics TeamLEARN – Join Camp Fire's Lego Robotics Team that hosts teams for fourth through seventh grade! The teams also include a Spanish-speaking group. Learn how to build and code with Lego Robots and be a part of this season's First Lego League Tournaments! 4-6pm or 5-7pm, through Dec. 2.
Samara Learning Center | $125
Amelia's World Puppet ShowPLAY-TIME – Join Amelia Airheart Monkey and Miss Hannah for a fun and uplifting interactive Zoom puppet show! All ages welcome, those three and under should be accompanied by a sibling or parent/caregiver to assist with interaction. Message ACORN School of Art & Nature on Facebook to request the Zoom link. 4-4:15pm.
Online | Free
Fantasy BalletMOVE – This fantasy-themed ballet class is designed to cultivate your child's creativity, individuality and artistry while discovering ballet terminology and culture of discipline. 11-11:45am.
Academie de Ballet Classique | $61
Old Fashion ChristmasARTS & CRAFTS – A nostalgic celebration of the holidays with a variety of arts, crafts, antiques, food and Santa Claus! 9am-5pm.
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center | Free
November 13 & December 11
Kid's Adventure DaysEXPLORE – Summer might be over, but the adventures are not! Join in for a morning full of adventure exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer. 9:30am-1pm.
Harmon Park | $40-$48
November 15-16 & December 13-14
Kid's WoodworkingEXPLORE – A two-day workshop for kids to spread the creative wings and tackle technical design challenges. The focus of this workshop will be on design, measurement, and layout techniques. Kids eventually get the chance to gain experience with power tools such as the miter saw, drill press, palm and drum sanders, router and various hand tools. All materials included. 5pm-7pm.
DIY Cave | $149-$178
Online Only: OBOB Book ClubLEARN – Join a live group discussion of "Clean Getaway" by Nic Stone with other readers. Get excited for one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2021-2022 school year! 3:30-4:20pm.
Online | Free
Redmond Holiday Food & Gift FestivalHOLIDAY – Support local makers and businesses at this annual shopping event! A one-stop holiday experience for shopping, food and Santa Claus!
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center| $6
Fall Kids Camp – Forces of NatureLEARN – Investigate the forces of nature and explore the world's most extreme weather phenomena! Each day we will design an experiment to test these destructive forces and examine how they shape life on Earth. 3-5:15pm.
High Desert Museum | $45
School's OUT Wild TribeEXPLORE – Join longtime outdoor educator, Sheris (Snowgoose) Patten, on a nature-filled day out of school. Participants will work on shelter-building, knife work, navigation, foraging, tracking, wildlife, crafting and more. All courses are outside, so please dress accordingly. 9am-3pm.
Shevlin Aspen Meadow | $77-$92
November 26-27 & December 4 & 11
Redmond's European Style Outdoor MarketHOLIDAY – Styled after the markets in Europe, the little cozy kiosks that fill Downtown Redmond are a sure sign of the Holiday season. Bring the whole family down for shopping, Santa and more! 11am-5pm.
Centennial Park | Free
November 26 - December 18
Redmond Northern LightsHOLIDAY – Catch a family-friendly and seasonal light show in Redmond. Drive by or stick around for the short and upbeat holiday show! Friday and Saturday nights at dusk.
TBD | Free
I Like Pie RunRUN – This classic Thanksgiving morning 5K run is back in-person this year at the Old Mill District. Bring the whole family and raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club and NeighborImpact. Register online.
Old Mill District | TBD
First Friday Art WalkART – View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown on the first Friday of every month for First Friday Art Walk! Stroll through the streets of downtown Bend and the Old Mill District and take in art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine, food and more! Shops are matched with artists and stay open later than usual. 5-9pm.
Downtown Bend & The Old Mill District | Free
Miracle on 34th StreetHOLIDAY – Watch the classic holiday tale come to life this season! "Miracle on 34th Street" is a warm-hearted reminder of what the holiday season should be about.
Cascades Theatrical Company | $25-$27
Bend Christmas ParadeHOLIDAY – The 2021 theme for this year's parade is "Christmas: Better Together." Join the community and holiday spirit at this annual favorite. Enjoy holiday-themed floats and Santa's sleigh as they make their way through downtown! Parade starts at noon.
Downtown Bend | Free
Holiday Makers Market at Schilling's Garden MarketMARKET – Join us for our second Maker's Market! Up to 30 local artisan vendors, plus food and drinks! Schilling's will have fresh garlands, wreaths and live trees for sale. It will be a very special time at your favorite Central Oregon plant nursery and garden! 10am - 4pm
Schilling's Garden Market | Free
Family Yoga Holiday EventPLAY – Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers, partner up with your yogis to practice yoga and mindfulness together! This special class will help adults and children with flexibility and strength, while putting some Zen back into your family's hectic schedule before the holidays. 9:30-10:30am.
Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play | $10-$25
Holiday CookiesLEARN – Spend the day with your loved ones learning to create and decorate deliciously festive holiday cookies!
Kara's Kitchenware | $79-$99
Jake Shimabukuro "Christmas in Hawaii"HOLIDAY – Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical and transcendent. Jake's genuine love for people, the spirit of holidays and his beloved home of Hawaii are at the forefront of this live show. It will be a warm welcome of merriment and wonder for the season. 7:30pm.
Tower Theatre | $40-$60
Patrick Lamb's "A Charlie Brown Christmas"HOLIDAY – Saxophonist and producer Patrick Lamb brings Christmas to life through the legendary music of this holiday favorite. 7:30pm.
Tower Theatre | $30-$55
"Rock The Holidays" With Aaron MeyerHOLIDAY – Concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer combines popular holiday songs with familiar classical pieces and – exclusively for Tower audiences – adds the excitement of a nine-piece rock band plus special guests Portland gospel quartet The Brown Sisters. 7:30pm.
Tower Theatre | $30-$50
Ease Into Watercolor PaintingARTS & CRAFTS – This class is for anyone new to painting or anyone wanting to paint more independently. Begin with the basics, creating fun images as well as representational paintings while practicing wash techniques, texture methods and design principles. 1-3pm.
Art Station | $135-$162
Your Next Book Kids EditionLEARN – Tune in each month to find great new kids' books, suggested by DPL Librarians. Age ranges of books may vary. 10am.
Online | Free
Todd Haaby "Nueva Navidad"HOLIDAY – Central Oregon's own Todd Haaby and his full six-piece group of world-class musicians are joining the month-long celebration of the holiday season. Fresh faces and fresh music join crowd-pleasing fiery Latin/Flamenco guitar numbers from Haaby's best-selling and regularly downloaded albums. 7:30pm.
Tower Theatre | $30-$50
Jingle Bell RunHOLIDAY – The Arthritis Foundation's original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America's #1 cause of disability. Featuring three easy distances to choose from and a costume contest for pups and people! 9am.
The Commons | $15-$30
COBO Basketball Skill DaysPLAY – Geared toward elementary-age kids looking to work on passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive skills. Includes fun drills and lots of games.
Pilot Butte Middle School | $30-$36
November 21 - January 1
Holiday Lights Deschutes County FairHOLIDAY - A unique walk-through Holiday light show with over three million dazzling lights! Walk through the different light displays and end at Santa's Village. 4-10pm.
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center | $18-$60