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Holiday Market Moves Outdoors For 2020

Rachael McDonald

  Eugene’s Holiday Market will be a little different this year, given the pandemic. The seasonal event featuring local artisans will be outdoors.

Credit Eugene Holiday Market

The Holiday Market has traditionally taken place inside the Lane Events Center. But since being outdoors is safer to avoid transmission of COVID-19, this year it’s in downtown Eugene. Marketing Manager Vanessa Roy says they’ll be in the park blocks, the home of Saturday Market.

“So we’re going to stay downtown. We’re going to use the same booth map that we’re using now for Saturday Market, with a few adjustments. And, we are going to light up the park blocks so we’re planning on some fun decoration.” Roy said. “We’re hoping to bring that festive atmosphere into downtown that we normally bring to the Lane Events Center.”

Roy advises people to dress warmly, bring an umbrella, and wear a face covering— which is required. Holiday Market starts on November 21st. The hours will be 10-3 on Saturdays through December 19th.

The Lane County Farmers Market will also remain in the Eugene downtown park blocks on Saturdays through December 19th.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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