The Silverton area has lots of holiday happenings this year. The Silverton - Mt. Angel Shop Hop kicks off on Friday, November 23rd and runs through December 11th. The Shop Hop is designed to showcase businesses in Silverton and Mt. Angel for the holiday season. You can start your shopping as you collect stamps at over 40 locations. Collect at least 32 location stamps and you are eligible to enter the drawing for the Grand Prize of $1,025 in Gift Certificates to local participating merchants. You can enhance your chances by making a purchase of $5 or more at participating merchants. Winners will be drawn Wednesday, December 12th at the Silverton Business Group Meeting.
The Silverton and Mt. Angel Chambers have partnered this year to host the Annual Hazelnut Festival and German Market on Saturday and Sunday December 1 & 2nd. Held in Mt. Angel at the Festhalle, this event features Hazelnuts in all their glory along with a holiday market that is sure to have holiday gifts for all on your shopping list. Music, food and Santa will all be there at the Festival. If you are Shop Hopping, there is even a special stamp from the festival that earns you a chance at a Hazelnut Prize! The festival runs Saturday Dec. 1st from 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday from 10:00 - 4:00 and admission is free.
Mark your calendar for the Silverton Tree Lighting Program on Friday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. Music, Hot Chocolate and letter to Santa begin at 6:00 p.m and Santa joins the festivities at 7:00 to light the tree with some help from the Silverton Fire Department and their ladder truck. New this year is the Children's Lantern Parade sponsored by Silverton Sheltering Services. Children can make a paper lantern and caravan to the Christmas Tree from Coolidge-McClaine Park.
The Silverton Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore and learn about the medley of treasures we have to share. Founded in 1854, Silverton is a historic town with stately homes shaded by grand old oak trees nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
Spring, summer, winter or fall, Silverton is a wonderful place with a full complement of amenities and activities. On any given day you can refresh yourself with a tour of The Oregon Garden, a walk through Silver Falls State Park, an exploration of the wonderful shops and restaurants in downtown Silverton or a visit to nearby farms and vineyards. Use this website as a guide for what to see and do around town.
With its scenic beauty, rich history, charming downtown and gems of nature – it’s no wonder Silverton is Oregon’s Garden City, the perfect place to grow your dreams!
I look forward to your next visit.
Stacy Palmer, Executive Director
One of the benefits of being a chamber member is knowing that our organization and our State Chamber are advocating on behalf of the businesses in our community and in our state. The legislature and the legislative process can be a tricky thing to stay on top of for most small businesses. Too many things all happening at once, keep many business owners from being engaged in the process.
Each year the Oregon State Chamber in collaboration with local chambers puts together a legislative agenda and list of those concerns that have member businesses intrigued. The Silverton Chamber of Commerce adopted this legislative agenda and shares it's progress or updates with members weekly.
Here is a link to the latest Legislative Updates from the 2017 Session from our friends at the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.