Holidays in Sunriver

The holidays in Sunriver are a peaceful and magical time, when life slows down as the earth sleeps.  As a white blanket of snow covers the ground and the treetops, crackling fires warm cold hands and toes that have spent all day playing in a snowy wonderland.  For the winter traveler, Sunriver provides the perfect combination of access to all kinds of outdoor fun with the peace and serenity of a quiet escape to the woods, with all amenities close by for the perfect holiday gathering.

U-Cut Christmas Trees Christmas Parades
Traditions at Sunriver Winter Fun
Santa Claus Christmas Eve Church Services
Ice Skating Mt Bachelor Shuttle
Sno-Park Permits Event Calendar
Fun Runs  

 U-Cut Christmas Trees

Take the whole family on an adventure and cut down your own Central Oregon Christmas Tree. Deschutes National Forest cutting permits free to all Bennington guests.  We will even provide you with the saw.  Call to reserve your permit today.

Traditions at Sunriver

Winter Wonderlands are not just found in snow globes. With snow-flocked evergreens, hearthside cups of cocoa and loads of family events, Traditions at Sunriver celebration is the stuff sugarplum dreams are made of.

Children's faces will light up when they get to visit Santa's Village, create Christmas crafts, decorate cookies, have a North Pole Party, see the Bear factory and get visits from Santa's Elves. Traditions provides families lots of opportunities to enjoy the holiday season together with special Christmas and New Year's brunches and dinners, as well as outdoor excursions. Check out the full list of Traditions events and activities below...

Grand Illumination - November 23rd

Holiday Light Show - November 24 to January 4

Gingerbread Junction - December 7 to January 1

Holiday Season Event Calendar

Santa Claus is coming to town ...

Santa Land at the Old Mill District in Bend.

Father Christmas at The High Desert Museum.  This is not your run-of-the-mill mall Santa. Bring your own camera and your wish list and sit down with our St. Nick from the 1880's.  He'll be posing for photos and saying ho, ho, ho in the Spirit of the West exhibit. Free with Admission.

Brunch with Santa at The Great Hall.

 Ice Skating

The Village at Sunriver

The Pavilion in Bend

Christmas Parades

Bend Christmas Parade ... December 7th ... Theme: Best Christmas Ever

Christmas Lights Paddle ...

Winter Fun!

No other Northwest destination offers such vast array of sights, activities and adventure. Whether you chose to visit our ski resorts for skiing and snowboarding or you decide to go off the beaten path by snowshoe, snowmobile or even dog sled...you will find an activity that tickles your fancy!  More >>>.

Looking for snowshoe and snow tube/sled rentals?  Visit Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe in Sunriver for Winter Rentals.

Christmas Eve Church Services

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

December 24 at 4.30 and 6.30 pm
December 25 at 8am

Sunriver Christian Fellowship

December 24:
2pm - Family Christmas Eve Service.  Tailored for families with younger children, interactive with communion served.
9pm - Traditional Christmas Eve Service.  Special music from the choir, Christmas message from Pastor Nancy with communion served.

The Community Bible Church at Sunriver

December 24 at 4pm and 6pm

The Door Church

December 23 at 10:30 am.  Located in the Sunriver Business Park

Mt Bachelor Shuttle

Catch a shuttle from Sunriver up to Mt. Bachelor.  The shuttles leave from the front of the Sunriver Resort's Lodge and drop off at Mt. Bachelor's West Village.  Advanced reservations are required.  For shuttle times and reservations call 541-639-3450.

Sno-Park Permits

Complimentary for guests of Bennington Properties.  Stop by our office in the Sunriver Business Park to pick one up.  Permits are required for popular Sno-Parks in Central Oregon; like Virginia Meissner, Wanoga, Dutchman Flat, Edison Butte.

Holiday fun runs

Some high desert fresh air, blue skies and calorie burning to make it to the next holiday meal.

I Like Pie Run on November 28

Turkey Trot 5k on November 29

Jingle Bell Run on December 7

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