Ashland Festival of Lights


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A stunning sight for the entire family and friends to take pleasure in, the Ashland festival of lights provides stunning entertainment on the historic place, followed by Santa Parade as well as the grand lighting with a countdown as Mr. Clause officially turn on the more than millions of Christmas light all over downtown.

Ashland Festival of Lights
Festival highlights

About the festival 

The festival will start early Friday as carolers and singers sing to visitors all through the downtown area. This is an ideal place to celebrate the holiday with friends and loved ones. Feel the spirit of the holiday and the real essence of Christmas.

Festival dates (2021-22)

The festival will kick off on November 15, 2021, and will last until January 2, 2022. Rides are available on Nov. 19-21, 26-28; Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
6-9 p.m.

Festival where about

Ashland Festival of Lights will be taking place on The Corner Spot 6 Cherry Street Ashland, MA, and 01721 United. It is also easy to access by bus. Greyhound bus operates to Ashland daily for only $8.

You can also reach the place via train. The nearest train station is Southern Oregon University. 

It is the busiest station so it has the most train arrivals, even if some trains might other stops within and around the area.

Festival hours

The show will start at 6:30 in the evening and will last until 10:00 in the evening. However, it is advisable to visit the official website to know the exact operating hours of the rides.

How much does it cost to visit the fest  

You can access the festival for free. However, you need to buy tickets if you want to experience the rides and other sports inside the venue. It is also advisable to go to the place ahead of time to avoid the huge number of spectators or guests. 

Weather in Ashland

The coldest month in Ashland is December and the 22nd day is the coldest. The place has daily highs averaging 5.5 degrees Celsius and lows of 1.3 degrees Celsius. So, it is advisable to wear clothes for winter such as a jacket, boots, hat, and gloves.

Where to Eat in Ashland?

There are many restaurants near Ashland that offer spectacular meals for affordable prices. Some of these amazing restaurants are as follows: 

Amuse Restaurant: 

Situated in the middle of downtown, this restaurant is very elegant, serving French and Northwest cuisine. Established by Jamie North and Erick Brown, this stylish restaurant features mouthwatering fare made with the most excellent organic as well as seasonable ingredients available. Delectable dishes diners can look forward to the menu, which takes account of local pickled eggplant with roasted beech mushroom, grilled zucchini as well as miso soup. They also offer truffle ganme hen served with roasted potatoes. 

Open Range Dinner House:

This is also an amazing restaurant in Ashland that serves dinner to a visitor of the Inn and anybody who would want to visit. This amazing restaurant is situated about 45 minutes outside of Ashland in the stunning Cascade Mountains; Open Range Dinner House restaurant offers an American menu that changes weekly. Delectable slow-roasted prime rig, cheese ravioli, organic spinach, and English muffin custard are often featured on the American menu. Hours of operation differ during different times of the year, while the reservations are very recommended, as amounts are limited. 

Morning Glory Restaurant:

This is also a very popular café located in Ashland, which specializes in breakfast as well as lunch fare. This is situated in a renovated house built in the year 1929; this restaurant is appreciated by tourists and locals alike. In a lively and colorful atmosphere, guests can dine on mouthwatering dishes like the very popular Alaskan red crab omellete with parmesan cheese, artichokes, scallions as well as smoked garlic cream. One of the most served dishes is the Belgian bacon waffle that is usually served with lemon butter and grilled tomato, basil as well as fontina on rustic sourdough bread. With many options of dishes for vegetarians and delicious drinks, this delightful and amazing spot is certain to please almost anyone. 

Where to Sleep in Ashland?

Ashland festival of lights is almost 5 to 6 weeks celebration, so if you want to stay in this place for this duration, good news as there are many hotels that offer cheap accommodation such as: 

Lithia Spring Resort:

If you are looking for a hotel that offers a relaxing atmosphere, delightful property, cozy rooms, and is popular amongst women, this is a perfect choice. Only 2.5 miles from the city center and the Ashland Festival of Lights, this amazing resort features bungalows and suites with natural mineral spring water soaking bathtubs. They also offer free internet connection and a fireplace in each contemporary, spa-themed suite, as well as a bungalow at this resort hotel. A flat-screen television is also offered. Subtle-colored décor and premium linens are included as well. They serve a full hot breakfast every day.

The expansive green gardens feature koi ponds, seasonal outdoor saltwater pools, as well as hot tubs. Cookie and afternoon tea reception is also provided. 

Winchester Inn:

Superb breakfast, highly elegant, charming as well as popular amongst couples is synonymous with Winchester Inn. This amazing hotel is located in Ashland, just 300 meters from the Festival area. This hotel offers free parking, and every room at this amazing hotel features a flat-screen television and air-conditioned. Bedding takes account of 600 thread count sheets, together with a down feather bed, comforter and pillows. Specific suites come with a seating place for convenience. A patio or balcony is featured in some rooms as well. Each room takes account of a private bath with Egyptian cotton towels. For extra comfort, you’ll find bathrobes as well as free imported toiletries. Guests will be offered a two-course gourmet breakfast without extra expense. There is also a coffee bar for visitors at this hotel. 

Ashland Springs Hotel:

Historic, hip as well as superb interior design; this amazing hotel is situated less than five minutes stroll to the site of the festival of lights. This amazing and luxury hotel provides a spa as well as farm-to-table fine dining. Styled cream plush linen, every suite takes account of a flat-screen television, Wi-Fi as well as en suite baths. The big windows offer ample sunlight, and after a freshly and fee baked continental breakfast, visitors can take pleasure in a salon or spa treatment. Choose services to take account of massages, facials, hair treatments, pedicures, and manicures. There is a restaurant on the ground floor that showcases ingredients from farms, wineries, orchards as well as creameries in an amazing fine dining experience. 

More Things to Do in the Area

There are many things to do in the area such as: 

 Hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail

This landmark weave along the west coast, the extraordinary Pacific Crest Trail, expands all the way from Mexico to Canada. This spans an amazing 4. 270 km and passes a lot of stunning landscapes and scenery, with secluded parts found not far from the area of festivals. Set only to the southeastern portion of the city proper, you will find the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument, a place to a picturesque portion of the trail. Visitors in this place can hike in sweeping valleys and flower-filled meadows, with heavenly sceneries of the mountains and surrounding natural landscapes.

The Rogue River

This amazing place travels almost 215 miles from the headwater in Crater Lake to Gold Beach, efficiently carving in the background and making the rich community that surrounds it. Many recreational, tasteful as well as scenic attractions surround the river banks and ensuing Rogue Valley, which includes lots of activities to do on the river.

Downtown Ashland

A dining corridor and charming shopping, this place is lined with many local restaurants, exceptional stores as well as lots of character. With its significant downtown place, with an odiferous mineral water fountain, strolling in the middle of the Ashland is evocative of street markets in Europe, with garden-lined corridors as well as vibrant storefronts. Also, the European flair comes from the proximity of the area to the stages of the festival. Lithia Park is connected to downtown, providing a simple escape from the streets of the city. Many events happen in this place all over the year, which include the Saturday market that features flowers, fresh fruits as well as vegetables. The First Friday Artwalk happens in this place on a monthly basis with an area block party vibe.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre:

For extra theatrical attraction, Oregon Cabaret Theatre provides a show and an amazing dinner experience. Featuring special one-night-only performances and season-long events, the existing performance space was refurbished from an outdated church in the city, adding a specific dramatic artistic to each show. Visitors can take pleasure in dinner, appetizers as well as casual before every performance, with an exceptional menu along with every production. This amazing landmark is located at 241 Hargadine Street, Ashland, Oregon

Arik Akunis
Arik Akunis

My name is Arik Akunis and I have been in the field of lighting for over the last 20 years, I started my journey in the world of lighting in the lighting niche for events where I first came across a festival of lights and immediately fell in love with it.

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