ASHLAND, Oregon – The towns of Rogue Valley are all planning something special this year, but Ashland is getting ahead of the game.
âThe lights will come on earlier this year,â said Katharine Cato, Travel Ashland.
She said downtown Ashland lights up around November 18, rather than waiting until the day after Thanksgiving.
âWe are very excited about the new lighting installations, again the decorations that are in the city, the snowflakes on Highway 66 as well as the lanterns,â said Cato.
Shortly after the lights come on, Ashland Parks and Recreation will open its annual ice rink next to Lithia Park. The ice rink opens on November 20, the regular sessions are from Thursday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. But the organization asks to check its website for any day changes.
âI think we’ll see a lot more activity. With people ready to go out, âsaid Lonny Flora, Ashland Parks & Recreations.
Flora said masks will be needed. Admission starts at $ 3 for 6-13 year olds and $ 5 for adults. People can bring their own skates, but they offer skate rentals for $ 3.
No matter how you choose to spend the holidays, Ashland hopes to have plenty of options this season.