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The Ultimate Guide for Fun Holiday Activities in Central Oregon

Bend Christmas Parade

12/5/15 @ 12:00 PM

Celebrate the season with the Downtown Bend Christmas Parade! The parade will be going on from 12PM to 1PM on Bond and Wall Street. Fun for the whole family!

SantaLand at the Old Mill District

November 27-December 13 (Friday-Sunday)

Friday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 23 (daily)

11AM – 5PM

Take a photo with the holiday’s biggest celebrity at Old Mill in the former Orvis building…Santa! Parents join in the fun by guessing the Celebrity Santa of the day. Local, County and State officials as well as local personalities Participate in this year’s fun event located in SantaLand. Photography by Karen Cammack Photography. Photographs are $10 each for a 5X7 print or $15 per jpeg.

Annual Christmas Lights Kayak

12/11/15 @ 4:30 PM

Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in holiday garb and paddle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for our Annual Christmas Lights Kayak in the Old Mill District. This is one of those events that gets the whole town in the spirit and feels very authentic to Bend. The paddler’s of Bend have gone all out decorating their boats with lights, trees, wreaths and garlands. Spectators should plan on seeing our decorated boats from about 4:15 – 6 p.m.

Holiday Mulled Wine Celebration & Food Drive

12/19/15 @ 10:00 AM

Maragas Winery

15523 SW Hwy 97, Terrebonne, OR, 97760

Join us Saturday, December 19th from 10am to 5pm, for our Mulled Wine Celebration & Food Drive, featuring the live holiday music of Jeanne and David Wentworth and, of course, Mulled Wine!

Breakfast with Santa at Black Butte Ranch @ The Lodge Restaurant

12/19 and 12/20 @ 9:00 AM

Enjoy the magic of children whispering Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear at our Breakfast with Santa Holiday Kids Buffet. Two seatings: 9am and 11am.

For reservations, call 541.595.1260

December 19 & 20
Seatings at 9 am and 11 am.

Adults $15, Kids $12 and little ones under 4 are free.

Buffet Menu
Fresh Fruit Medley
Scrambled Eggs with Tillamook Cheddar Cheese
Bacon and Sausage Links
Seasoned Hash Browns
Belgian Waffles
Crispy French Toast Sticks

Ginger Bread Cookie from Santa

Don’t forget the camera!

Carriage Rides in the Old Mill District

12/23/15 @ 2:00 PM

This is magical way to enjoy the lights, music and riverside beauty of Central Oregon in this crisp winter season. Carriages will pick up and drop off between Francesca’s and Ben & Jerry’s and any donations or tips will benefit Kids Center, a local non-profit that helps prevent child abuse.

Sunriver Resort New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party

12/31/15 @ 5:00 PM

Sunriver Resort Lodge

17600 Center Drive

Sunriver, OR 97707

Five-course plated holiday menu, $75 per adult; $24 for children ages 6-12; children’s menu available for 5 and under. Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations. Entry to the plated dinner includes entry to the NYE party for ages 21 and over. 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dance and party the night away at the biggest New Year’s Eve Party in Central Oregon. $50 cover charge includes live entertainment, party favors, photograph and champagne toast at midnight. Or $75 for dinner and party. Must be 21 years of age or older. Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations. 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

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