The Oregon Garden holds an award-winning “Christmas in the Garden” event each year, happening through Jan. 5 (excluding Dec. 24 and Dec. 25), with new features and more activities every year.
Enjoy an immersive holiday event based on a traditional European-style Christmas Market, where you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the season.
Stroll through the forest and our one million lights, while sipping a warm, spicy gluhwein.
Feast on a variety of international dining options from pizza to fondue. Explore our Traditional German Market and vendors and find the perfect Christmas gift.
Enjoy music from Michael Allen Harrison, Aaron Meyer, Lisa Landucci, and choirs, and cozy up to a wood-burning fire pit. Those more adventurous will enjoy ice skating or snowless tubing, while the rest of the crew watches from the comfort of our fully-covered, heated tents.
Our event is designed for friends and family to linger, enjoy time together and experience the traditions that make this time of year so special.
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance to save money – prices increase by $3 at the door and some nights may sell out.
The event place directly adjacent to the Oregon Garden Resort. Resort guests enjoy on-site parking, expedited event entry, and the opportunity to stay awhile and enjoy all that downtown Silverton has to offer. Learn more about the overnight package here!
Weather Conditions in Silverton
In the event of extreme weather like ice, wind or lightning, for the safety of our guests and staff, we may choose not to open or shorten our hours. Please check here or our Facebook page for closures and hours of operation during questionable weather conditions.
Hours and Activities
Event hours and activities vary by date; for a complete breakdown, visit http://www.oregongarden.org/events. Upon arrival, visitors board the Holiday Express tram, where they are transported to the Rediscovery Forest festooned with over 500,000 holiday lights, including a scene from the North Pole and a re-creation of the South Falls waterfall from nearby Silver Falls State Park.
Visitors can then shop from more than 20 artisan vendors selling handmade goods; go ice skating; take family photos with Santa; sip traditional glühwein or hot cocoa; enjoy the sounds of carolers singing festive holiday music throughout the area; and take in the smells and tastes of roasted nuts and traditional German foods.
Fire pits and food and drink booths are scattered throughout the event, creating warm places to gather with family and friends. Event admission is in lieu of regular Garden admission, and costs $10 for adults if purchased in advance, $5 for kids 5-12 and free for children 4 & under.
Each paid admission receives five $1 off vouchers to be used at booths throughout the market, excluding food and drink from The Oregon Garden booths (one voucher per booth, per purchase, per person). Paid admission during the first visit includes free return visits for the duration of the event. Tickets may be purchased on-site or in advance at www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden.
Ice skating prices are in addition to event admission fees. Monday through Thursday night session costs $10; Friday day session is $10; Friday evening session is $15; Saturday and Sunday is $17\5 during both day and evening sessions. Guests can save $5 by bringing their own skates.
The Oregon Garden Resort Package
The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a Christmas in the Garden overnight package available Thursdays through Sundays, starting at $109 Thursdays and Sundays and $139 Fridays and Saturdays. Packages include accommodation, two tickets to Christmas in the Garden, two beverages served in a commemorative mug, continental breakfast buffet and admission to The Oregon Garden. On Thursdays and Sundays, add two dinner entrees and a bottle of house wine from the Garden View Restaurant for only $50.
To book the package, call the Oregon Garden Resort at 800-966-6490 or visit www.oregongardenresort.com.