So... Charming Historic Happening Jacksonville


Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas.  The celebration begins with a merchant open house tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continues on the first three weekends in December.  This celebration is a wonderful memory making activity and a cherished tradition.

The town is decorated all in natural greenery with white lights and red bows to evoke Christmases past and the activities will keep any of today’s visitors entertained. On weekends there are pictures with Father Christmas, strolling carolers – some in vintage costumes – and complimentary hot cider.

And where better to do your holiday shopping – on the weekends or any day of the week. Local shops are imbued with holiday cheer and everything you will need to complete your holiday shopping.  Local restaurants and tasting rooms offer special holiday fare.

Check out our flyer to see what else is in store here in Jacksonville to help you get in the Christmas spirit.

You can also access the flyer here

We invite you to join us to stay, shop, eat and explore with us this holiday season and support our small business community.

The Jacksonville Community Center offers a wonderful event and meeting space. The addition, remodeling and landscaping have transformed the little cottage into a much more flexible facility.

Flexible Function Space – Jacksonville Community Center features sound absorbing panels and carpeting, room divider and access to catering kitchen.

The center is now available for parties, wedding receptions, conferences, staff retreats, community meetings and more. For information about renting the facility call Leah at 541-702-2585 or email

After nearly 20 years of planning and with hundreds of people donating money and volunteer help the brand-new community center will serve people of all ages for years and generations to come with quality programs and events.

The original 1946 Potter/Sampson House offers smaller meeting and activity space. Suitable for organization/board meetings, music lessons, and art/crafts workshops.

“In the beginning very few thought we could, and then there were few who thought we should.  We built a team and now we have achieved a dream for so many people, for years, hoped we would.” ~Rick Patsche, JCC Board President

JCC’s Program Committee would like your input on what types of programs and events you would like to see at the community center. Stop byJCC or go to the website to fill out a program survey. Your input is greatly appreciated. Surveys are available at

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