Christmas in the Garden

November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017


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Thank you to everyone who joined us this season! 

Want to know how much gluhwein we went through, or how many ice skates we rented? Check out our 2015 Christmas Infographic.



Daily: Ice skating. Nov. 25, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Thurs. – Sun.: Market, lights, fire pits, carolers, Santa & ice skating. Nov. 25 – Dec. 18, Daily Dec. 19-23

Daily after Christmas: Lights, fire pits & ice skating. Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 


Visit our Schedule page for more details.



Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest. 


Upon arrival, you will enter the Garden and board the Holiday Express, where you will be whisked to the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. Here, you can:

  • ice skate with your familyIce Skating
  • shop with 18 artisan vendors at a traditional German Christmas Market
  • walk through 400,000+ Christmas lights in the forest
  • sip gluhwein and other holiday beverages
  • listen to festive music & carolers
  • enjoy the smells and tastes of holiday foods
  • warm up next to fire pits
  • take photos with Santa, who will visit regularly


Be sure to also visit downtown Silverton to enjoy shopping, restaurants and more in the charming historic district. 



Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular event updates and use #christmasinthegarden. In 2015, we welcomed 35,553 people to Christmas in the Garden from Salem, Portland, Eugene, Seattle and beyond, and we look forward to seeing you at our fourth annual event!


Bestof2015_Silver_logoWe’re proud to announce that Christmas in the Garden has won a number of awards recently:

  • Best of the Mid-Valley Silver Award for Best Holiday Event





Christmas in the Garden

 Outdoor Event & ADA

This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly. There will be covered seating areas, heaters and fire pits placed throughout the event. The event takes place in the Rediscovery Forest, which has a short paved path and various gravel paths. The event is ADA accessible, but some of the paths may not be ideal for folks with limited mobility.


In the case of high winds and dangerous conditions, we may have to close Christmas in the Garden for an evening or shorten our hours. We will post any changes to our website and Facebook page.





Food & BeveragesChristmas in the Garden

Indulge in gluhwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, as you walk through the lights. Hot cocoa, coffee, hot spiced cider, Gilgamesh Brewing Beer, spirits from Hood River Distillers, soda and water will also be available. Purchase a commemorative mug and receive $1 off all future drinks in your mug. 

Traditional German foods will include: fondue with apples, bread and sausage; soft pretzels with fondue; sausage with sauerkraut; hot dogs; German potato salad; and assorted desserts.




Thank you Sponsors!


 header_horz[1]The North Face Roth's Fresh Markets




  Dallwig BrothersAl's Garden Center     Mennonite Village


Oregon Garden Resort     
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     Corban U logo  Apples to Oranges  yes graphics

Oregon Garden Foundation Logo    Sunflower

This event is also supported by Silverton’s Tourism Promotion Committee.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Brittney at



May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $14
Seniors (60+) $12
Students (12-17) $11
Children (5-11) $8
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $11

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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