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Annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec 1 Free Admission

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec 1 Free Admission

Stop by to ring in the Holidays with us at our annual Open House, Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. It’s free admission all day long to thank our wonderful community & all who support us all year long.

We invite you to share what you can to help those who are less fortunate during the holidays by bringing a non-perishable food item for the local food bank, or a clean blanket, or winter coat to donate to local families in need via the Good Will. Enjoy complimentary cookies, hot cider, and cocoa. A limited, special menu of yummy foods will be available for purchase from the Basalt Rock Café from 11 to 3 p.m.

It’s a great chance for some holiday shopping. Buy $100 or more at the Columbia River Trading Co. and receive a first time, family membership. Members receive a 10% discount in the store year round. During the Holiday Open House, we’ll hold a one day sale of 20% off everything in the museum store. The store showcases products from over 25 artisans and suppliers from the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Northwest. There is a wide selection of educational toys, jewelry, lotions & soaps, jams, fruit & salmon treats, wine, pottery, artwork, home decor, Pendleton blankets & bags, t-shirts, books & more.

Need a gift suggestion? We can create custom gift baskets for your family, business associates, and friends. You will even receive complimentary gift wrapping during the Holiday Open House. Enter a drawing for a gift basket prize. The drawing will be held at the end of the day.

Music Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 10:30 – CES Tone Chime Choir
  • 10:30 – 11:00 – CGOA Youth Choir
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Cascade Singers
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Windmasters
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Harmony of The Gorge
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – The Dalles High School Jazz Band
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Zion Lutheran Church Handbells Ensemble
  • 1:30 – 2:00 – Ted Horwitz
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – The Underwood Jazz Society

Santa will be here 11:00 – 1:00 for all the children young and old (Bring your camera!)

Salad Bar $8. Soup $4. Hot dog and chips $4. Price includes a small soft drink. Served 12:00 – 3:00
cookies, hot chocolate, hot cider complimentary.


**Just added**  Bridgette McConville will be offering a special twined basket workshop at 10 am for $35.00 Pre-registration available online or call 541.296.8600 ext. 201.


December 1, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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541.296.8600 #201


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