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Christmas in the Garden
Fridays – Sundays 4-9 p.m. | $5
November 29-December 22, 2013
More info: oregongarden.org
Oregon Garden Resort
895 West Main Street, Silverton, Oregon, 97381
For families looking to make a new holiday tradition, The Oregon Garden in Silverton is presenting “Christmas in the Garden,” an event based on a traditional German Christmas market. Christmas in the Garden will take place from 4pm to 9pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 through December 22.
Families will board the Holiday Express tram, where they will be whisked through The Garden to arrive at the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. They will walk through a candy-cane light tunnel to arrive in a winter wonderland, where they can shop from artisan vendors selling handmade goods – everything from driftwood Santas, candles, jewelry and pottery to yard art, teas and handbags – there’s even wreaths and swags created by the garden’s horticulturists.
While taking in the smells and tastes of roasted nuts and German foods, parents can drink traditional glühwein (hot spiced wine) and other spirits, while kids enjoy hot cocoa and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.
Everyone can warm up at fire pits scattered throughout the forest while enjoying lighted vignettes: elves in Santa’s shop, woodland creatures decorating a tree, even the house from A Christmas Story, complete with a glowing 9-foot tall leg lamp! Roaming carolers, school choirs, and acoustic guitar players will provide plenty of cheer.
Admission is $5, $4 for Oregon Garden members, and free for children 4 and under. Silverton residents receive $1 off admission each Sunday (must show I.D. with Silverton address). Each paid admission receives five $1 vouchers to be used at any booth in the market, including food and beverage. Vouchers may be used one per booth, per purchase, per person. Parking is complimentary.
Special events will take place on different weekends.
- On November 29, the Garden will project the Civil War game on its big screen, courtesy of Wave Broadband; if you come dressed in Duck or Beaver logoed apparel, you will receive $1 off admission.
- December 6 – 8, Santa Claus and his live reindeer will be there for visits; there is no official photographer for Santa photos, so parents can take their own at no cost. On December 14, there will be pony rides (free with a suggested donation of $1 that will go to benefit Canyonview Camp), and on
- December 15 at 5pm, The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will put on “A Christmas Carol Play,” geared toward families.
For a truly memorable experience, The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a special overnight package during Christmas in the Garden. The package starts at $99 for two people, which includes accommodation, two tickets to Christmas in the Garden, two beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served in a commemorative mug, continental breakfast buffet and admission to The Oregon Garden.
To book the package, see oregongardenresort.com.
Christmas in the Garden is generously sponsored by Linn Benton Tractor, Wave Broadband, Columbia Bank, Wither’s Lumber, The Oregonian, City of Silverton, Oregon Garden Foundation and Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Learn more at oregongarden.org.