For the first time ever, the Bend Christmas Parade is canceled this year, due to the cold. I’m lifting this from KTVZ’s Facebook post of just a few minutes ago, so it’s breaking: BREAKING NEWS: From Downtowners’ Chuck Arnold: Due to extreme cold conditions, #inBend Christmas Parade canceled for first time #KTVZ The Parade was… Read More Bend Christmas Parade – canceled due to the cold!
Did you make it downtown for the Bend Christmas Parade yesterday? I did (of course) and snapped a number of photos (the gallery is at the bottom of this post). I also had the Flip camera so snagged a few minutes of video. Unfortunately we didn’t stay long enough for Santa but Jen has me… Read More Bend Christmas Parade photos (and video)
With the Thanksgiving weekend (and particularly Black Friday) now behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to the Christmas season! Two of the big kickoff events are this week. (Though for me personally, it really isn’t the “Christmas season” until at least December…) The annual downtown Christmas tree lighting is taking place this Friday,… Read More On into Christmas season
This Saturday, December 3rd, is the annual Bend Christmas Parade, one of my favorite downtown events (even though it’s usually really cold!). This year’s theme is the “Sights and Sounds of Christmas” and starts at noon. The Parade route starts at Newport and Harmon on the west side of the river, crosses the Newport Avenue… Read More Bend Christmas Parade
It’s cold cold cold this Saturday but that isn’t stopping the Bend Christmas Parade, which starts at noon Downtown. This year’s theme is “Christmas Carols on Parade” and it follows the usual route, starting on the west side of the River on Newport and Harmon, crossing the Newport bridge, then following Wall and Franklin (which… Read More Bend Christmas Parade, The Nutcracker, Civil War, and more
The Downtown Bend News arrived in my inbox today and contains two upcoming Christmas events that you might be wondering about. First, the Holiday Tree Lighting is on November 26th, the day after Thanksgiving: taking place on the corner of Greenwood and Wall from 5:45 until 7:15, there will be local music and dance performances… Read More Two Christmas events coming up