With Christmas just a couple weeks away, the festivities have begun! Sunriver Resort’s annual event Traditions has started bringing families from all over to enjoy, and with many spots to see Santa in Central Oregon, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to get your photo taken with him! Here are the details about Traditions, and when and where to see Santa nearest you!

Traditions- There’s nothing more magical than experiencing Traditions at Sunriver Resort. For over 50 years, Sunriver has provided a remarkable holiday experience. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a snowy meadow, sip hot cocoa by the fire, decorate a gingerbread house, build your own Takoda the Bear and of course, enjoy a holiday meal with all the fixings. Join us for the festivities!

Holiday Light Show- Grab a warm beverage and come watch the light show! November 22- January 3, 3 times a night- 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30pm at The Backyard Cafe & Bar (behind the lodge). Enjoy your favorite holiday songs as the lights dance to the beat.

Holiday Ornament Release- Secure your custom cloisonné ornament designed exclusively for Sunriver Resort December 1-January 2. Purchase a custom ornament from Merchant Trader Gift Shop or add it to your stay when booking lodging online. $55 per ornament.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining- Enjoy Brunch on Christmas Eve at The Lodge, Brunch and Dinner at The Lodge on Christmas Day, a dinner buffet at The Great Hall Christmas Day, and Dinner at The Grille at Crosswater Christmas Day. For more info, see Traditions Guide Here.

New Years Eve and New Years Day Dining- NYE dinner at The Lodge, New Year’s Day brunch at The Lodge, and NYE dinner at The Grille at Crosswater. You can get dinners to-go at The Main Lodge, or from The Great Hall. 

Relax at The Spa- Some winter massage and facials available are: Winter Mint Aromatherapy Massage, Winter Warm Up Massage, Waiter Glow Facial, or a Skiers Recovery package that include: deep tissue massage, recovery soak, and a winter mint foot therapy.

Outdoor Activites- Enjoy some outdoor activities, like: Sunriver Stables Sleigh Rides, Ice Skating in The Village, snowshoeing and nordic skiing, Mt. Bachelor skiing and snowboarding, dog-sledding, and even cutting your own Christmas tree!

To see full guide, details about everything mentioned above, meal and reservation info, and more, click here.

Where to see Santa-

SantaLand in The Old Mill District- 

-Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Friday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Saturday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Wednesday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Downtown Bend- Every Saturday in December until Christmas Santa is Downtown from noon until 4pm.

Seeing Santa is completely FREE & you can take as many photos as you’d like. Santa does, however, welcome donations to his favorite charity Cove copy. Cove/Copy is a program to send at-risk children, especially those whose parents are/or have been incarcerated, to summer camp near the Wallowa Mountains.

Happy Holidays,
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Resort

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