December Events at Salem’s Elsinore Theater

Tour The Elsinore

Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the Elsinore including an in-depth history of the theater followed by a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer — the largest theater organ in the Pacific Northwest. Please RSVP by calling 503-375-3574.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1
Cost: $5 cash at the door

Holiday Film Series features Scrooged

Scrooged (1988) starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe. A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
Cost: $6

Holiday Film Series features The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause (1994) starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson. When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
Cost: $6

American Ballet Academy – A Children’s Nutcracker

American Ballet Academy presents a performance featuring beautiful dancing, colorful costumes, professional scenery, and Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas score.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
Cost: $16 to $24 in advance; 17 to $25 at the door

Holiday Film Series features Elf

Elf (2003) starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart. After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9
Cost: $6

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow
with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to YOUR town to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star-studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again!
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11

Eugene Ballet’s Nutcracker

Celebrate your holiday season with a marvelous journey to Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

There’s a joyful magic at every performance as hundreds of aspiring young dancers join the Company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. You’ll cheer and boo at the battle with the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice, as Clara and The Nutcracker win the day.
When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
$27 – $47 adult; $17 – $37 age 17 and younger. $22 – $42 group 10+

Festival Chorale Oregon: Sing We Now of Christmas

Festival Chorale Oregon presents this annual holiday event. Enjoy traditional carols performed by the Festival Carolers, a select ensemble dressed in Victorian costume. Raise your holiday spirit with an audience sing-along and a special opportunity for children to gather on stage for the telling of a classic holiday story. Gather before the festivities for photos with Saint Nicholas, and receive a small holiday treat bag after the program. We hope you join us for this beloved family tradition.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
Cost: $10

A Christmas Story – The Musical

Back by Popular Demand! All the iconic scenes from the movie are here, joined by a delightfully versatile score that ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers. A Christmas Story – The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t. NOTE: In an effort to make this show, and live theater, as accessible as possible, Saturday, Dec. 28 will be an ASL interpreted performance. Interpreters will be located toward the right side of the stage. 
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 20, 27, 28 and 2 p.m. Dec. 21, 22, 29
Cost: $29 to $59

Marion-Polk-Yamhill Central Labor Union Christmas

When: Saturday, Dec. 21

Salem Tuba Holiday

Salem Tuba Holiday is an annual tradition musical merriment featuring players of conical bore instruments: baritone horns, euphoniums, tubas, and Sousaphones. The show includes arrangements of popular Christmas carols and holiday songs performed by musicians from all over the northwest.
When: 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24
Cost: $10

Join us in December

Where: Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. SE

Tickets: Purchase tickets at the Elsinore Theatre website or in person at the theatre box office. Service fees may apply.

Information: 503-375-3574 or go to

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