The Coziness of Winter

Enjoy the Winter Holidays and the Tranquility of Winter.

Visit Jacksonville in the winter—Beginning with the weekend following Thanksgiving, Jacksonville transforms its historic downtown into a Victorian wonderland—a picture of its former glory come to life for the holidays. Businesses are draped in greenery and lights, Father Christmas sets up shop in the historic Beekman Bank, and our Holly Jolly Trolley chauffeurs visitors to the town’s highlights with historic narrative tours. Visitors come from all around to experience a genuine, small-town, old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting with carol singing. The following weekend hosts a Christmas parade down the main drag. Shopkeepers open their doors to offer a diverse selection of quality goods for selecting the perfect Christmas gifts.

After the excitement of Victorian Christmas, enjoy the peace and privacy Jacksonville affords during winter. Temperatures are mild. Snow is never far away for enjoying winter sports, though Jacksonville may receive an occasional dusting. A self-guided historical walking tour may be in order, without the crowds. Winter is also perfect for a quiet hike in the surrounding Jacksonville Woodlands. Book a solitary getaway in one of many historical inns and bed and breakfasts. Spoil yourself with a relaxing spa treatment, then cozy up with a hot drink and a good read.

We hope to welcome you here come winter.


  • Victorian Christmas

    Celebrate the season in Historic Jacksonville! We’ll welcome you in style and get you into the spirit of the season.

    Our shops and restaurants are beautifully decorated, and everyone is ready to help you find those perfect Christmas treasures and hold those delicious meal gatherings.

    Click here for the full line-up of activities – and we’ll see you in town!

  • Victorian Christmas Parade

    Saturday, December 2nd at 10am along California Street.  This is our biggest event of the year so try to get here early!

  • Beekman House Victorian Christmas Tours

    Learn how holiday traditions have changed!  Every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 through December 17, you’re invited to experience how Christmas was celebrated during the late 1800s when you tour the 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, and home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family.

  • Visit with Father Christmas

    FATHER CHRISTMAS is in Jacksonville! You can take family pictures with Father Christmas and enjoy musical entertainment as you stroll the streets doing your holiday shopping. (Weekends through December 17)

  • Holiday Trolley Rides

    Take a ride on our decorated trolleys viewing beautiful Christmas lights in Medford and singing Christmas carols! December 6th – 21st 5:30pm and 7:00pm

    Meet the trolleys in the parking lot at the south side of the Rogue Valley Mall.

    Buy your tickets – Here



      There will be no Narrated History Trolley Tours Sunday, May 19th and Sunday, May 26th.