Weekend Holiday Events

Rogue Winterfest Weekend Holiday Events: Santa Signing Letter to Boy

Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, 2014

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open to the public

This is a holiday event for the whole family. The public is invited to view creatively decorated trees and locally produced art along with Evergreen Federal Bank’s legendary Christmas on Mars Exhibit. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; engage in family activities and games; enjoy live entertainment; and vote on the People’s Choice Award.

Activities include Fishing at the North Pole, Coloring and Letters to Santa, holiday building project with Home Depot, Fantasy Face Painting, and taking that perfect photo in the spectacular Christmas on Mars setting.

Every 45 minutes, the entertainment on the big stage will change, ranging from bands to choirs to individual singers to classical performers during this live musical mash-up.

Santa will be available for pictures, so bring your camera. A big THANK-YOU to Gene and Nancy Kettwig for sponsoring the books Santa will autograph for all the children.

Evergreen Federal Bank will again present its spectacularly unique Christmas on Mars displays.

A special thank-you to Southern Oregon Audio and Visual for providing lighting and audio for all of the Festival events!

Big Band




10:00–10:45 am Grants Pass High School Orchestral Quintet
11:00–11:45 am Grants Pass High School Sounds Unlimited
12:00–12:45 pm Donna Tennaro
1:00–1:45 pm Grants Pass High School Jazz Band
2:00–2:45 pm James Kimball
3:00–3:45 pm Tommy Lawless



10:00–10:45 am Bob Clark
11:00–11:45 am Jenny Skudstad
12:00–12:45 pm Timeless
1:00–1:45 pm Beckkah McAlvage
2:00–2:45 pm Jen Ambrose
3:00–3:45 pm Shybo Torres

Santa’s Visit

Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, 2014

10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Santa’s schedule will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. When you go fishing at the North Pole, you’ll catch a bookmark that you can use to pick out a children’s book from Santa’s library, sponsored by Gene and Nancy KettwigThank you Zonta for helping to collect books! Bring your book to Santa, and he will sign it for you!

Food and Beverages

DASSH Bakery will be on site to sell beverages and delicious pastries. A portion of the profits will go to help the organizations, so come hungry!

Ticket Sales

Tickets for Saturday or Sunday during the Public Preview Weekend are only sold at the door. Admission prices are as follows:

Adult (18–54): $5
17 and under / Senior (55+): $3
Family Pass (up to 6 family members): $15