Christmas is truly a wonderful time of year to visit Baker County Oregon, and see for yourself why two of our local communities, Sumpter and Baker City, are among the “Most Enchanting Christmas Towns in Oregon”. And, for Christmas shopping, Baker City’s downtown is one of “8 Main Streets that are pure magic at Christmas Time”.
Christmas is a festive time of year and December in Baker County is full of small town celebration’s festivals, and special events celebrating the holidays with small town charm.
Here are just a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas Season in Baker County Oregon
Christmas Parades: All three of them
December 3rd Huntington Christmas Parade of Lights
December 9th Sumpter Christmas Parade and Tree lighting
This festive three day celebration includes the special preview of the trees on Thursday November 30th, Auction gala on December 1st and a full day of family fun on Saturday December 2nd with pictures with Santa hosted by the Baker City Kiwanis club, and the ever popular “Make it and Take it” Christmas Crafts with Crossroads Carnegie Art center.
Christmas Trains with Santa on the Sumpter Valley Railroad December 8th and 9th
A perfectly picturesque Christmas outing, dashing through the snow along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway on a historic steam train on your way to see Santa.
Baker City’s bustling downtown is home to lots of locally owned shops to help you find just the perfect gift, and if you’re looking for something local and handcrafted this Christmas season, you can meet the makers and find just what you’re looking for at these local holiday bazaars:
4H Christmas bazaar at the Baker County Fairgrounds in Baker City December 1st and 2nd
The Huntington Christmas bazaar December 1st and 2nd
For truly small town charm, bundle up and celebrate the season in Haines at the Annual Haines Christmas Tree Lighting with Mr., and Mrs. Claus on Saturday December 16th
And if you’re a fan of historic homes, you won’t want to miss CASA of Eastern Oregon’s annual Classic Christmas Homes Tour on December 9th in Baker City
These are just a few of our favorite Christmas and holiday events in Baker County this December. For more information about these and many more Christmas activities visit our calendar of events and start planning your magical winter getaway to Baker County