EVENT DATE : November 18, 6:00PM
Eagle Mountain Church 

Freedom Fest is the annual dinner and fundraiser for In Our Backyard, a nonprofit fighting against human trafficking. InOurBackyard.org

EVENT DATE : November 23, 11:00AM
The Lodge at Sunriver

This year's event will include a visit from Santa, live music, children's craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, bounce houses, Gingerbread Junction, hot cocoa station, and a Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 5:45 p.m. DestinationHotels.com

EVENT DATE : December 5, 11:30AM
United Universalist Fellowship Church

The luncheon is an opportunity to learn more about the mission of the Latino Community Association and their work in the community. Catered by Hola! and open to the public, $10. LatinoCommunityAssociation.org

EVENT DATE : December 6, 6:00PM
Boys and Girls Club, Downtown Bend

The Boys and Girls Club gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland at the 2nd Annual Flannel & Frost Fundraiser, an evening of live and silent auction items, food, drinks and a celebration of all things winter to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend. BGCBend.org

EVENT DATE : December 6, 7:30PM
Bend Church

High Desert Chamber Music’s 12th season continues with the critically-acclaimed Neave Trio. The Boston-based artists earn praise for their engaging performances. Their program includes: Chaminade Piano Trio No. 1 Op.11, Beach Piano Trio in A minor Op.150, Clark Piano Trio, and Higdon Piano Trio. HighDesertChamberMusic.com

EVENT DATE : December 7, 10:00AM
Crow’s Feet Commons

The annual Jingle Bell Run kicks off the Bend Holiday parade with 5k and one mile options. The fun run welcomes strollers, pets, costumes and jingle bells. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Events.Arthritis.org

EVENT DATE : December 7, 10:00AM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center

Festival of Trees activities include visits with Santa, live entertainment, and viewing of more than 30 creatively decorated trees. The evening Gala features an honoree ceremony acknowledging community members who have passed, a silent auction, raffles, entertainment, refreshments and a live auction of decorated trees. Proceeds support Hospice of Redmond’s expanded services. HospiceofRedmond.org

EVENT DATE : December 7, 6:30PM
Sunriver Resort Homestead

Sunriver Music Festival’s Fireside Series Christmas Concert features the virtuosity of concert-rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his four-piece band along with special guest vocalists, the Brown Sisters. Tickets, $40-$45. SunriverMusic.org

EVENT DATE : December 13, 4:00PM
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Bend’s most ded­i­cated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes, paddleboards and kayaks in bright lights and hol­i­day garb and pad­dle around the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District in an event that gets the whole town in the holiday spirit, whether paddling or watching from the shore. TumaloCreek.com

EVENT DATE : December 13, 6:00PM
Downtown Bend

Check in at Bend Brewing Co. to get drink tickets then visit participating locations downtown before an Ugly Sweater Contest and dance party at The Capitol. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Downtown Bend Business Association, a nonprofit serving more than 325 businesses and 85 property owners in the Downtown district. DowntownBend.org

EVENT DATE : 20-22
Tower Theatre

Bend’s family-friendly holiday tradition returns with more “cool yule” stories and songs backed by Jim Tennant’s 18-piece live big band. Host Mollie Tennant welcomes special guests Heather Salvesen, Gary Fulkerson, Bob Shaw, Alastair Jaques, plus the return of Olive the Elf and St. Nick. TowerTheatre.org

EVENT DATE : December 20, 5:30PM
The Pavilion Bend

  The event features skating, treats and cocoa, raffles, a photo booth and performances by Bend Ice Figure Skating Club. Ice skaters who bring a canned food item to donate to Neighbor Impact’s Food Bank will enjoy a special $6 admission price including skate rental. BendParksandRec.org