EVENT DATE : December 1, 6:55PM - December 23, 4:00PM

Santa is in Downtown Bend every Saturday in December until Christmas. He arrives in Downtown Bend at 6:55 p.m. on Friday, December 1 during the Community Tree Lighting. Saturday, 
December 2 he will be in the Annual Downtown Bend Christmas Parade. After the parade, he will be available until 4 p.m. for free visits and photos with kids.

EVENT DATE : December 18, 6:00PM - December 18, 8:00PM

Come sing your face off in this fun, non-threatening group where people of all skill levels have the chance to sing loud. No experience needed. Contemporary Rock and Pop music, no hymns. The first time is free. SingBend.com

EVENT DATE : December 22, 6:00PM - December 22, 10:00PM

December's Jazz at the Riverhouse is a double bill featuring pianists and composers Darrell Grant and David Goldblatt. They round out the band with Chris Brown, Dave Captein and John Nastos. Riverhouse.com

EVENT DATE : January 3, 12:00PM - January 4, 4:00PM

Droids Camp is back! Kids ages five to eight can have fun and learn about science and engineering as they explore the various elements of physics (motion, force, gravity, etc.), drive full size robots, play games and much more. Dates are Wednesday, January 3 and 4, 12-4 p.m. Team753.com

EVENT DATE : January 5, 5:00PM - January 5, 9:00PM
Downtown Bend

Come join the downtowners as they celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists, many of which specialize is glass blowing. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!

EVENT DATE : January 6, 6:30PM - January 6, 9:30PM

Kids get JSFC to themselves as they play in the pool, participate in crafts and games, and watch a movie under the supervision of the trained and caring staff. Snacks provided. $14 in-district, $17 Out-of-district. BendParksAndRec.org

EVENT DATE : January 7, 1:00PM - January 7, 2:30PM
Virginia Meissner Sno-Park

This is a great opportunity for any level skier to get some tips to further their ability. Mini-clinics start every 30 minutes. Plan to arrive a few minutes before your preferred start time (1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., or 2 p.m.). Classic Cross Country Skiers of any level are welcome. Donations encouraged. MeissnerNordic.org

EVENT DATE : January 11, 4:00PM - January 11, 8:00PM

The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public. A lecture series called “The Greatest Good” will feature presentations from land managers and specialists from the Deschutes National Forest on a variety of topics in natural resources. Free. DiscoverYourForest.org

EVENT DATE : January 12, 6:00PM - January 12, 9:00PM

A unique mix of products, services, demo’s, special offers, prizes, raffles, shopping, music, food, libations and fun! Also, a great networking experience after hours along with some fantastic deals! Free. 

EVENT DATE : January 12, 6:00PM - January 12, 10:00PM

Enjoy a night of jazz from George Colligan, Buster Williams, and Lenny White. Come catch one of the top trios in the country. Riverhouse.com

EVENT DATE : January 12, 7:00PM - January 12, 10:00PM

The OXFORD hotel and the Bend community will welcome an incredible and diverse lineup of world-class artists over five separate weekends. Their tradition of featuring unique and innovative talent who rarely has the opportunity to play in Bend continues. OxfordHotelBend.com

EVENT DATE : January 13, 6:00PM - January 13, 8:00PM

Enjoy tubing runs under black light and colorful laser lights. Have fun with glow sticks, illuminated runs, hot chocolate and more. Reservations required. $15 public; $12 SROA with Member Preference ID. SunriverSharc.com 

EVENT DATE : January 16, 7:30PM - January 16, 10:00PM

Don’t miss this breathtaking artistic performance by the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Hailing from China, these athletes, actors and artists combine award winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes and ancient and contemporary music with theatrical techniques. Shows on January 16 and 17. $27 - $47. TowerTheater.org

EVENT DATE : January 21, 4:00PM - January 24, 11:00AM

Jump start the new year with a yoga retreat in charming Sisters. Join them for four days and three nights of active fun, restful contemplation, and connecting to nature, all from the comfort of the beautiful FivePine Lodge. FivePineLodge.com

EVENT DATE : January 27, 7:00PM - January 27, 10:00PM

Author! Author! is the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s visiting author literary series. Author! Author! brings our country’s top authors to Bend for a lively discussion of the author’s current works, literature and writing process. All proceeds benefit the Deschutes Public Library. Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, among others. DPFoundation.org