After Christmas Special Events for Kids

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The Old Mill District has scheduled a range of children’s activities in our SantaLand space after Christmas. Enjoy story time, art classes and more on select dates in late December and early January. A $5 donation per child is requested for all events. SantaLand is located next to Jimmy John’s.

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The Old Mill District has also partnered with the Art Station for children’s art classes in SantaLand. The dates of the art classes will be December 30-31 and January 2-3 from 10-11am each day.

Please arrive a few minutes before class start time as spaces are sure to fill-up quickly.  Classes will include: 3-D Paper Dragons, Winter Pastel Collage, Cardboard Creatures,Cardboard Arcade, Pop-up Habitat, Pop-Up Fantasy World and Woven Paper Silhouettes.

Parents may drop off their kids (sign a quickwaiver!) and enjoy 45-60 minutes to walk the river trail, grab a coffee, make a return or, of course, enjoy the many fabulous after Christmas sales in the Old Mill District.


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The Deschutes Public Library will offer story time in SantaLand after Christmas. The dates are December 30-31 and January 2-3 at 11am each day. Children of all ages are welcome to attend the free story times.

Deschutes Public Library District has funded the purchase of children’s books for the SantaLand space offering kids the opportunity to read a new book while waiting for their family pictures with Santa. Children can read and return books to the Reading Collection area as they depart. These children’s books will be the foundation of a Reading Collection available each year in SantaLand.


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Cascade School of Music Instrument Petting Zoo.  Come explore the world of musical instruments with Cascade School of Music faculty. We’ll have real instruments of all sizes and shapes for your child to try “hands on”- violins to drums to guitars to flutes. Try one, try them all!

The dates of the Musical Petting Zoo are Monday, December 30 and Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 from 2:30-4pm. Classes located in SantaLand next to Jimmy John’s. A $5 donation is requested per child for all events.

Please note no afternoon classes on December 31.




Solar System Class

Discover our vast universe with a solarsystem class lead by instructors of the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.Kids will learn about the planets and the characteristics that make eachplanet interesting and unique. Kids will paint and assemble their ownsolar system to take home. Kids ages 7-12 are welcome.

After the class, kids will get the chance (weather permitting) to see to see Jupiter or the Moon using a telescope.The dates of the solar system classes are Monday, December 30 and Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 at4pm. Classes located in SantaLand next to Jimmy John’s. A $5 donation is requested per child for all events.

Please note no afternoon class on December 31.



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Savory Spice Shop will be serving complimentary small cups of cocoa and hot cider from 10-11:30am and 3-4pm on December 30-31 and January 2-3.  Stop in and warm up. Savory Spice Shop is located across from SantaLand next to Ginger’s Kitchenware.