Christmas in the Garden at the Oregon Garden

Christmas in the Garden at the Oregon Garden
November 29, 2013 – December 22, 2013


Join us for a traditional Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest each Friday-Sunday, from November 29th to December 22nd, 4pm to 9pm.

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:

Christmas in the Garden

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
take in the smells and tastes of holiday foods
warm up next to fire pits
walk among lit vignettes and through 150,000 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.

Additional Activities

Photos with Live Reindeer, December 6th-8th – you will get to meet live reindeer and take your photo with them!
Photos with Santa, December 20th, 21st and 22nd – you can visit Santa and take a photo. There will be no official photographer, so parents can take their own at no cost.


Admission prices for Christmas in the Garden are in lieu of regular Garden admission prices, not in addition to them, since the event takes place after Garden hours.

$5 per person
$4 for Garden Members (must show membership card)
Free for children 4 & under
Silverton residents receive $1 off admission each Sunday ($4 Silverton residents, $3 Silverton residents with Garden Membership – must show I.D. with Silverton address and membership card)
Each paid admission receives five $1 vouchers to be used at any booth in the market, including food and beverage. Vouchers may be used one per booth, per purchase, per person.

Pay admission during your first visit, and then return to Christmas in the Garden as many times as you’d like for free, for the duration of the event.

Parking will be free at The Oregon Garden.

Outdoor Event

This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly. There will be covered seating areas, heaters and fire pits placed throughout the event, and the paths through the forest are made of packed gravel.

Food & Beverages

Indulge in gluhwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, as you walk through the lights. Hot cocoa, coffee, beer, wine, spirits, water and soda will also be available. Purchase a commemorative mug, and receive $1 off each of your beverages.

The food menu will include: soft pretzels with fondue, German sausage with sauerkraut, German stew, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, sweet nuts and chocolate chip cookies.

Overnight Package

The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a special overnight package during Christmas in the Garden. The package starts at $99 for two people, and includes:

two tickets to Christmas in the Garden
two beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served in a commemorative mug
continental breakfast buffet
admission to The Oregon Garden
To book the package, visit the Oregon Garden Resort website.


Give beautiful, handmade gifts for Christmas this year, made by Oregon-based vendors who will be featured at Christmas in the Garden. Some vendors will change throughout the month, so visit often to see them all!

Art Glass by Diane – Cornelius
Blue Eyed Creations – Portland
Burbecks Jewelry – Eagle Creek
Creative Carved Art – Springfield
Doug’s Nuts – Eugene
Earth n Sea – Sweet Home
Gardeners Anvil – Salem
Holly’s Candles – Salem
Sweet Oregon Rain – Dayton
The Oregon Garden Horticulture Staff – Silverton
The Tippin’ Tea Cup – Scotts Mills
Treasure Mosaics – Molalla
Vagabond – Troutdale
All of our 2013 vendor spaces are full. We will open 2014 vendor registration in July 2014.


Live musical performances will happen on the following days, from approximately 6pm to 7:30pm.

Friday, December 20: McNary High School Choir

Saturday, December 21: McKay High School Choir

Sunday, December 22: Steve and Melody