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Tripster: Weekend Plans
Wine country's big weekend, tree lightings, and how to score $100 in gift certificates.
NOV 22–DEC 31 More than a quarter million lights set coastal Shore Acres botanical gardens aglow. Details: oregonadventurecoast.com
NOV 23–25 Willamette Valley and Columbia River Gorge wineries celebrate the end of the harvest with special events this weekend. Get details from our friends at Eat Beat.
SPEAKING OF WINE.... The Willamette Valley adds another winery to its ever-growing collection, this time in North Plains with the debut of Abbey Creek. Tasting room open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays only. Details: abbeycreekvineyard.com
NOV 30 Hood River transforms into the Holiday Town of Oregon, with a parade, caroling, tree lighting, and free parking (and cookies). Details: hoodriver.org
NOV 25 Disney comes to life in a symphony concert in Salem. Details: orsympohonysalem.org
$100 SPENDING MONEY Beginning this weekend, get $100 in gift certificates to Eugene's Fifth Street Public Market when you book two nights at the new Inn at the 5th hotel. Details: innat5th.com