$4 for Two Adults ($10 Value) or $3 for Two Children ($6 Value) to Magic at the Mill at Mission Mill Museum

Southeast Salem, Salem

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The best present a person can receive is love, but the second-best present is a box of puppies wrapped in money. Give a gift that is almost as good as a money-wrapped dog box with today's Groupon to Magic at the Mill, the 11th annual holiday festival at the Mission Mill Museum. Choose between the following admission packages:

  • For $4, you get two adult tickets (a $10 value).
  • For $3, you get two children's tickets (a $6 value).

From Sunday, December 19th to Thursday, December 23rd, the Mission Mill Museum adorns its historic grounds, structures, and pioneer ghosts with thousands of luminous colored lights. Families can wander 5 acres of lighting displays that take the forms of animated ducks, frolicking geese, swimming fish, and voting sheep while being serenaded by English country dancers, fiddlers, choirs, and live bands. Through it all, reenactors portray the stories of mill workers and mission dwellers, bringing to life the history of the National Park Service's designated American Treasure, the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill—which was vital to the economy of the Northwest in the late 19th century—as well as the restored Jason Lee House and Parsonage (among the oldest remaining wooden frame houses in the state). Kids can also visit Santa's workshop in the new North Pole foreign consulate or pen wish lists and send them via the on-site magical mailbox. Whether you bring a date or a fam, today's Groupon to the Mission Mill Museum lets you delight in a little holiday magic that for once doesn't accidentally summon the demon Chattur'gha.

Reviews

The Statesman Journal featured the Mission Mill Museum in 2009. Three Insider Pagers give it a four-star average.

  • The atmosphere there is really great and fun for kids, so bring them along. – Kimberly P., Insider Pages
  • I have visited this museum many times and the grounds are kept so nice. You can almost picture what it would have looked like back when the mill was in use. – Amy Ramos, Insider Pages

Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill

The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill preserves slices of valley history by word and deed, keeping up 14 historic structures and filling them with historical tours and living history displays. The Jason Lee house represents the oldest building on campus, built in 1841. The structure also boasts the title of oldest surviving wooden frame house in the Pacific Northwest, and its interior sports the period appropriate furnishings right down to an iron stove and a snoring, bonneted grandmother. Nearby stands the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, and piece of the Industrial Revolution that has survived since 1896, earning recognition as an American Treasure by the National Park Service. Workers keep the buildings clean and sound for tours and rentals, while actors keep the ground vibrant with living historical portrayals.

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    Southeast Salem

    1313 Mill St. SE

    Salem, Oregon 97301

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In a Nutshell

  • 11th annual holiday festival
  • Thousands of colored lights
  • Historical reenactments
  • Live music

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 23rd, 2010. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for 11th Annual Magic at the Mill Lights Festival from 12/19-12/23. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Southeast Salem

    1313 Mill St. SE

    Salem, Oregon 97301

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