Trails plans holiday gatherings
The holidays are often considered a time to spend with family, and for many in Estacada that means stopping by the Trails in Cafe and Timber Room.
The establishment at 397 Broadway St. will host a holiday Pajama Jam starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21; a Christmas dinner at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; and a New Year's Eve masquerade party starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.
"Trails functions like an extended family," said owner Brandi Hoke. "It's fun to have that community involvement."
The Pajama Jam party has been an annual affair since 2015.
"It started because everyone was having ugly sweater parties, and we wanted to go something different," Hoke said. "What says Christmas like pajamas?"
The evening will include a pajama contest with prizes, a DJ and dancing.
"I like everyone coming together in their pajamas," Hoke said. "It makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Everyone has a blast being goofy."
She noted that the night typically consists of "everything from the Grinch onesies to people showing up in sweats and a T-shirt."
"We get pretty out there when we suit up in our jammies," she said. "It's all over the spectrum. We love everything. Bring it all."
For their annual New Year's Party, Trails staff picks a theme each year. The 2018 masquerade theme was suggested by bartender Katie Jackson. During the event, attendees can bring their own decorated mask or pick up a mask from Trails.
The night will feature a mask contest, a DJ, dancing and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
"We like (the masquerade theme) because people can go however fancy they want. If they come in jeans and a shirt, great. If they wear a ballgown, even better," Hoke said.
She's eager to see the creations that the masquerade attendees make.
"I think we're going to get really creative masks," she said.
Hoke appreciates versatile event themes like this because they make the gatherings accessible to everyone who wishes to attend.
"You don't have to spend a bunch of money to come to an event," she said.
The Trails in Cafe and Timber Room will also be open on Christmas day and will host a family style dinner at 3 p.m. The meal is open to anyone, and attendees can pay what they are able.
"You're not going to leave trails hungry on a holiday," Brandi Hoke said. "If you don't have a place to go, we're here."
She noted that movies and board games will be able to play.
"It's full on family style," she added.