The Santa Train will feature Santa arriving by train at the Independence Cinema parking lot, pictures with Santa, gifts for children under age 12 and lots of fun treats for all. Come join us for this unique Holiday event sponsored by the Independence Elks, the Independence Downtown Association and the City of Independence.
The Independence region is home to some incredible artists and performers. The Ash Creek Arts Center, established in 2013, provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to explore, learn and celebrate the visual, literary and performing arts. The Independence amphitheater has a regular series of free concerts, movies and comedy shows during the summer, as well as festivals and other events. Western Oregon University in neighboring Monmouth is also a major player in the local arts scene.