The snow-dusted mountains and quaint charm makes Christmas in Bend the ideal winter destination.
Scenic views, fabulous skiing, great restaurants and shopping, and several festive events will have you laughing all the way to Christmas.
Visit Santa at SantaLand
Gather your little elves, grab some hot chocolate, and make your way to SantaLand, where kiddos can get their picture with Mr. Claus, and drop off their Christmas wish list before the big day!
This year SantaLand will be hosted indoors in the former Simply Mac space at 333 Powerhouse Drive, Suite 120. Santa and his elves will be spreading holiday cheer every Friday and Saturday from 11am – 5pm until December 23rd.
Wall Street and Old Mill District
Make your list and check it twice before hitting Bend’s beloved Wall Street and Old Mill District for some last-minute holiday shopping and merriment.
Fat Tire Biking
Don’t let the snow stop you from hitting the trails. Fat bikes make dashing through the snow easy with tires up to 5 inches wide. Several local retailers rent fat bikes, making it easy to go for a ride in a winter wonderland.
Hit the Ice
Grab the family and head to the rink. Located just a few minutes from the Old Mill District, The Pavilion is Central Oregon’s first and only full NHL-size ice rink. The outdoor plaza features fire pits and a snow play area, as well as spectator viewing with a snack bar. Check out The Bend Park & Recreation District’s website for seasonal hours, and information on open skate, parent-tot skate, family skate, “cheap skates,” rentals and fees.
Head for the Mountains
Holiday Family Movie Night
Bundle up the kiddos and head to the High Desert Music Hall for a free screening of the endearing holiday classic film, Elf.
Bring a comfy chair, pillows and a blanket. There will be an intermission and special treats for purchase.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
6:00pm to 8:00pm
High Desert Music Hall: 818 NW Forest, Redmond, OR 97756
Dine at Drake’s
Locals and visitors alike flock to this classic neighborhood restaurant for their classic comfort food served with a twist. We love the buttermilk fried chicken with hot honey and whiskey pickles and the classic Drake burger. Make sure to save room for their ricotta donuts – dusted with cinnamon & cardamom sugar with salted caramel and chocolate sauce.
Ready to be Merry & Bright?
Book a memorable Christmas getaway with Meredith Lodging. We have the perfect Bend vacation rental for you – from cozy cabins to large luxury homes! Take a look at our amazing selection of Bend vacation rentals, and have yourself a merry little Christmas!