December 3, 2013

Weekend Holiday Events

Fun Festivities for the Whole Family

Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 2013

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open to the public


Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel

2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass

Adult (18–59): $5
17 & under / Senior (60+): $3
Family Pass (up to 6 family members): $15
Tickets ONLY sold at the door.

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Weekend Holiday Events

Rogue Winterfest Weekend Holiday Events: Santa Signing Letter to Boy

During this 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, and visiting with the Snow Queen (a special thank-you to Eletheah Kesarah!)—not to mention Fantasy Face-Painting and the Home Depot Children’s Project!

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.

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


Choir Performing at the Rogue Winterfest 2011 Festival



10:00–10:45 am Lumina
11:00–11:45 am Grants Pass High School Jazz Band
12:00–12:45 pm Sequoia
1:00–1:45 pm Grants Pass High School Sounds Unlimited
2:00–2:45 pm Tommy Lawless
3:00–3:45 pm The Evening Shades




10:00–10:45 am Grants Pass High School Orchestra Quintet
11:00–11:45 am Bob Clark
12:00–12:45 pm Key of Three
1:00–1:45 pm Bekkah McAlvage
2:00–2:45 pm Timeless
3:00–3:45 pm Donna Tennaro

Santa’s Visit

Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 2013

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!

Last Chance to Grab Tickets!

The Culinary Christmas Classic and Golden Social are both SOLD OUT! There are still a few Gala tickets available for purchase online, so grab them while they last! Weekend Holiday Event tickets are only sold at the door.

Gala Panorama

About Rogue Winterfest

The Festival showcases beautifully decorated trees and one-of-a-kind art pieces designed by talented local artists and designers. Rogue Winterfest’s four main events span five exhilarating days from December 5 through December 9, 2013: Gala & Grand Auction, Golden Social, Weekend Holiday Event, and the Culinary Christmas Classic. All events are held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel in Grants Pass—a unique venue transformed into a magical holiday wonderland surrounded by Northern Lights. Funds raised during this spectacular community festival support three mental health agencies in Josephine County: Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.

For a description of events during Rogue Winterfest, please see the details at the bottom of this newsletter or visit our website.

Bear Hotel, Grants Pass, Oregon

All events are held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, Oregon.

For More Details

Visit or contact:

Event Planner Sue Price or 541.890.5472


Event Coordinator Gigi Ashley or 541.660.3430

THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors, talented artists, enthusiastic guests, and community members for your meaningful participation in Rogue Winterfest each year! We are honored to be a part of this wonderful community, and we look forward to seeing you at Rogue Winterfest!