And just like that we are starting December, the final month of 2022. There are so many festive events happening in our sweet community and we have officially moved into Small Business Season.

Check out our latest newsletter for ideas on promoting your small business through Facebook as well as a list of upcoming events.
Is it just us or does Black Friday seem to have withered on the vine? Years ago, people would run out to get their newspapers on Thanksgiving to peruse the deals and map out their shopping plans.

This year, holiday deals began in October and thus they’ve lost some of their luster and excitement. Yes, there are many good deals to be had and there’s something to be said for not having to wait outside for a store to open, but there’s no thrill of the hunt, no memorable experience.

That gives the advantage to small business like you who can use Facebook to promote in addition to capitalizing on the thrill of (non-crazy) shopping, the surprises, and the unique experiences and good that you offer. But you have to make sure people know about you. One way to do that is... continue reading
Please take a moment to welcome our newest members:

Christmas Tree Lighting
When: 12/01/22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3225 Main Street 
Sweet Home City Hall

Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Sweet Home Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall! 

There will be free hot chocolate & music by the Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree.
It’s that time of year! Annual Yard Christmas Cards will be on display throughout Sweet Home. Dedicated Rotary volunteers will be distributing them on December 3rd. Sign up to HERE by December 1st to have a Yard Christmas Card on display at your home or business.
Christmas Bazaar
12/02/22 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12/03/22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1347 Long Street 
Sweet Home Evangelical Church

This annual craft fair will have many handcrafted items from local vendors.

Contact Linda Veach at 541-990-7627 for vendor details.
Singing Christmas Tree
12/02/22 7:00 PM
12/03/22 7:00 PM
12/04/22 3:00 PM
1641 Long Street 
Sweet Home High School Auditorium

The Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree is in it's 40th year of spreading Christmas cheer through song. Performances are Friday & Saturday nights with a Sunday matinee.
Kids Free Christmas Store
When: 12/03/22 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
890 Mountain View
Hope Church - Sweet Home
Annual Kids Free Christmas Store SWEET HOME Kids ages 2 - 12 Shop FREE for the families they live with. Still collecting NEW items for all ages. Drop off at Trash to Treasure (next to O&M Tire), the Chamber of Commerce office, Hope Church or Santiam Chiropractic office.
Sponsored by: Radiator Supply House, Sweet Home Haunted House, Economy Drug, Ridgeway Health, Les Schwab Tires, Holy Cow Meats, Matt and Emily Gilmore, Bucks Sanitary Service, Larson Family Julegard Christmas Tree Farm, Tell and Sell, Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Jamboree, Outback Signs, Santiam Chiropractic, O&M Tire Shop, All Star Auction, Thriftway, Hope Church, Trash to Treasure, Figaro Pizza, Scott and Wendy Melcher. For more information contact Nancy Patton 541-409-4276. 
Trees for Scholarship: Jingle Ball
When: 12/03/22 5:30 PM
800 18th Ave
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santiam

Please join the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation for their 2022 Annual
"Trees for Scholarships" Auction to fund scholarships for Sweet Home graduates.
DONATE a Decorated Tree for the LIVE Auction
Call/Text Mary Sue Reynolds 541-401-1794
DONATE a Themed Basket or Item
for the SILENT Auction
Call/Text Lauri Carlson 551-401-3142
OR Jamie Melcher 541-401-1991
Reserve Your Seat Today:
Call/Text Shari Melcher-Smith 541-409-4019
Ticket Prices: Seating is limited
Single $35 - Table of 8 $280
VIP* $50 - VIP* Table of 8 $400
* A limited # of VIP tickets available that includes early-bird entry at 5 PM, plus a complimentary beverage while you preview the Auction Trees and Silent Auction items
Community Lunches
When: Wednesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 890 18th Ave
Sweet Home Senior Center

Every Wednesday the Sweet Home Senior Center sells delicious hot lunches to the community. Senior Center membership not required. $5.00 dine-in, $5.50 take-out.
Please call at least a day ahead if you are picking up take-out for 3 or more lunches to ensure we have enough to serve everyone, especially for the Christmas Lunch.
Thank you 541-367-4775
**50 cents extra for take-out containers**
Parade of Lights sponsored by Pacific Power
When: 12/10/22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Downtown Sweet Home
along Main Street & Long Street

We are so excited for our 2022 Parade of Lights! A big thank you to our sponsor, Pacific Power. This year parade will be along MAIN & LONG Streets! Sign up your business, churches, organizations, kids on ponies, cheer teams or bands.
Parade route is a loop as follows: 22nd Ave north to Main Street, Main Street west to 10th Ave, 10th Ave south to Long Street, Long Street east to 22nd Ave.
Coffee With Colleagues hosted by
Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam
When: 12/13/22 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Where: 870 18th Avenue

Get connected to the Sweet Home business community. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:15am. Bring a raffle prize and
your business cards to add to the fun!
Gingerbread House Competition
When: 12/17/22 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1266 44th Ave
New Life in Christ Fellowship

Come see the impressive handiwork of our local Gingerbread House artisans. For more information, check out the Facebook group or email

Rules can be found HERE
Sweet Home Tour of Lights
This year show off your holiday light decorating skills by listing your Sweet Home home or business in our holiday light tour.