Million lights: Garden to shine

November 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Garden

A dazzling display of one million lights will illuminate the seventh annual Christmas in the Garden at The Oregon Garden. This year features an added 250,000 lights in the Rediscovery Forest, an expanded ice skating rink, a holiday concert by The Trail Band and new vendors joining the Christmas market.

Christmas in the Garden, presented by POWER Kia, is based on a traditional German Christmas Market. The market will be open 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday, Nov. 23 – Dec. 16, then daily Dec. 17 – 23 and 26 – 31.

The winter wonderland decorated with beautiful and interactive light displays – the perfect place photos with Santa – offers spots to sit next to warm fires, enjoy a traditional glühwein (hot spiced wine), hot cocoa or other beverages, and try German foods, and other options.

Carolers, choirs and acoustic guitarists will provide holiday music. On Saturday, Dec. 2 the “Holidays with The Trail Band,”  concert will be in the J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion. Tickets, which include admission to Christmas in the Garden, are $35 adults, $25 10 or younger.

Families or friends can reserve a Christmas Cabana for an evening, for a covered place to gather together for food, drinks and holiday merriment.

Ice skaters and thrill seekers will find plenty to do. The ice skating rink will be open, plus the adventurous can zoom down the snowless tubing hill. The ice skating rink is available for rent on the Mondays and Tuesdays when Christmas at the Garden is closed.

Frosty’s Family Room returns, offering a warm space in the Oregon Garden Resort, where families can gather for food and activities.

For adults 21 and older are invited to visit the warm and cozy Biergarten, presented by Stella Artois, featuring music, food and drink (including cocktails, beer and glühwein) or head to the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort for live music and a roaring fire nightly.

The Biergarten and Frosty’s Family Room are for rent on select nights.

Christmas in the Garden tickets are available online and at the door. Pre-purchasing is recommended as popular nights can sell out. Prices range from $5 to $15 per person, depending upon the date. Children 10 and under are free and do not require a ticket. Parking is $5; reserved parking is available for an additional fee and must be purchased in advance. Free parking is off-site at locations around Silverton with free shuttles.

For information about Cabana, Ice Rink, Biergarten and Frosty’s Family Room reservations, contact events@oregongardenresort.com. Visit www.oregongarden.org/eventschristmas-in-the-garden for more event information.

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