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The action at the Clackamas County Event Center starts Dec. 2 and will feature something new this year

The annual Winter Fair will return to the Clackamas County Event center for its third year, but it won't be coming alone.

New this year will be a holiday market, which will be located inside the Main Pavilion building and will feature more than 25 local crafters and vendors showcasing gifts for everyone.

Begin the evening with a little shopping, then head outside to take a stroll through the nearly half mile of more than 200,00 lights and scenes. Featuring a 166-foot walk-through tunnel, 200-foot light wall, and a 30-minute Christmas tree show.

FILE PHOTO: JOHN BAKER - The annual Winter Fair kicks off at the Clackamas County Event Center grounds on Dec. 2 this year and will feature a holiday market for the first time.

Kids and adults alike can visit Santa's Village and will have the opportunity to meet Santa. Pictures with Santa will be available each evening until 8 p.m. Once you finish enjoying the lights, come back inside to warm up with a hot cocoa or a sweet treat.

Live holiday music will be playing every night by local groups and school choirs. Winter Fair runs Dec. 2-23 on Fridays and Saturdays, except for the last week of the event when it will be open on Thursday and Friday. It will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. each night. Entry into the event closes at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children (ages 4-12), with those 3 and younger being free.

"We all know that December weather can be a little unpredictable" event coordinator Trina Smith said, "(and) with that in mind, there will be umbrellas available to check out for the days that might have rain."

For more information on tickets, dates and times, visit the event center website at

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