Each Thursday – Sunday, November 27 – December 20, 2015
4pm to 9pm
Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring a traditional 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:
- enjoy a traditional German Christmas Market, where you can find the perfect holiday gifts from artisan vendors selling hand-made goods
- sip gluhwein and other adult holiday beverages
- listen to festive holiday music & carolers
- take in the smells and tastes of holiday foods
- warm up next to fire pits
- take photos with Santa, who will be visiting regularly
- walk among lit vignettes and through 300,000+ Christmas lights in the forest, including a glowing, 9 foot tall Leg Lamp!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular event updates and use #christmasinthegarden. In 2014, we welcomed 22,587 people to Christmas in the Garden from Salem, Portland, Eugene and beyond, and we look forward to seeing you at our third annual event!
We’re also proud to announce that Christmas in the Garden recently won the Best of the Mid-Valley Silver Award for Best Holiday Event! In 2014, we also took home an Ovation Award for Most Innovative Marketing Campaign from the Oregon Festivals & Events Association.
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 & Beverages
Indulge in gluhwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, as you walk through the lights. Hot cocoa, coffee, hot spiced cider, hot buttered rum, spirits and water will also be available. Purchase a commemorative mug and receive $1 off all future drinks in your mug.
Traditional foods will include: fondue with apples, bread and sausage; soft pretzels with fondue; sausage with sauerkraut; tamales; German potato salad; hot dogs and bread pudding.
Thank you to: Dallwig Brother’s Building Supply, Roth’s Fresh Markets, Mennonite Village, Oregon Garden Foundation, Oregon Garden Resort, City of Silverton and Pepsi for helping to make this event possible!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Brittney at firstname.lastname@example.org.