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SUNDAY LOWDOWN: 'America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree' Lights Up Ferndale

Thanksgiving is over. You did it! Onto the next one. 

With December barging into our lives it is now time to face thew inevitable: Like it or not, Christmas is coming. Eep! As many of you know, the first significant sign of the season locally takes place down in Ferndale, Humboldt's Christmas Capital™, where they'll again be firing up "America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree" Sunday evening at the end of Main Street. For those wondering, yes, LoCO has half-assed looked into the claim in the past and, yes, as far as we can tell it holds up. Enjoy Ferndale holiday joy without fear you are being scammed. It's a spruce, for the record.

Details on the tree lighting and other Sunday fun in your Lowdown listings below.  


Volunteer Trail Stewards Workday

Wharfinger Building / 9-11 a.m. / Free

Tasks involve picking up litter, weeding, or spreading bark chips.

502-8030 / gailpopham@gmail.com. / Web site

Shoe Drive!

See Event Description / 9 a.m.

Coastal Grove Charter School’s Class of 2021 is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser between November 1 - December 13 to raise funds for their 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

bellawaters@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Ice Rink

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. / $12 / $5 school skate / $8 kids

The Humboldt County Fair is proud to announce our new ownership of the Humboldt Ice Rink! We are excited to provide a new indoor home for the rink in Belotti Hall at the Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

humboldticerink@gmail.com / Web site

Sunday Football!

Eel River Brewing Company / 10 a.m.-noon

725-2739 / marketing@eelriverbrewing.com / Web site

Over-the-Top Holiday Decorations

Logger Bar / noon-midnight / Free / 21+

The Logger Bar is your holiday destination if you are looking to get in the spirit of the season. Stop in for a warming seasonal cocktail and good cheer throughout the month of December.

668-5000 / Web site

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo

Highland Park / 1 p.m. / Free

Like horse polo minus the stable fees.

541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site

Annie: The Musical

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts / 1 p.m.

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

572-4013 / mainstagearkleyticketing@gmail.com / Web site


Ferndale Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m. / $18 / $10 youth 3-14 / $16 students/seniors

Directed by Leira V. Satlof. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 2 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/seniors

From the spectacular minds of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a hard-hitting, radical, rock-opera re-telling of the last fivedays in the life of Jesus Christ.

442-6278 / Web site

Return to Oz: Dell'Arte's Annual Holiday Show

Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre / 2-3:30 p.m. / Free

The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 39th year, ushers in the festive season with RETURN TO OZ, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s original world of Oz trilogy.

668-5663 / Web site

Slackers Brunch!

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 3-8 p.m. / Free

Sometimes you just don't want to leave the house before 3:00 pm on the weekend, and we don't blame you. But you deserve brunch too!

630-5000 / richardsgoat@att.net / Web site

Ferndale Christmas Tree Lighting

Ferndale / 5:30 p.m.

Revel in holiday magic at the lighting of Ferndale's spectacular living Christmas tree, the tallest in America! Decked with colored lights by Ferndale's volunteer firefighters, the radiant spruce at the end of Main Street is visible for miles, a beacon to herald the Christmas season.

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Karaoke Blue Lake Casino

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

Hosted By KJ Dustin and Treat Yourself Entertainment.

668-9770 / Web site

GOAT Karaoke Nights 🎤🐐🎵

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Sing at The Goat!

630-5000 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site

Sundaze with Deep Groove Society

The Jam / 10 p.m.

822-4766 / Web site


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