Considering booking a stay in Central Oregon for the upcoming holidays?
Meredith Lodging has an impressive array of vacation rentals in Sunriver, Bend, Sisters and Three Rivers to suit all your needs. From cozy cabins to luxury homes sleeping up to 14 guests, there is a Meredith Lodging Central Oregon vacation rental that will be perfect for your vacation. We would love to be your home base as you and your family celebrate beloved traditions and create some new magical memories this holiday season.
Once you arrive in Central Oregon, there are so many activities that will help you get in to the holiday spirit!
Start your holiday shopping early at Redmond’s own First Friday, November 5th from 4pm-7pm. There will be art on display, live music, and local artisans showing off their creations downtown on 5th, 6th & 7th Streets.
The 45th Annual Snowflake Boutique takes place at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Christmas decorations, home décor, sports team items, jewelry, metalworking and woodworking items, pets and wildlife gifts, western items, children’s items, clothing, and accessories will all be on display. Come stop by November 5th from 1pm-8pm and November 6th from 9am-5pm.
Deschutes County Old Fashioned Christmas. Explore a nostalgic holiday celebration complete with a variety of arts and crafts, antiques, food, activities and, of course, Santa! The event takes place November 13th from 9am-3pm and 10am-5p.m. on November 14th at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 with a canned food item.
Shop for gourmet food, arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and more at the 22nd annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival. There is also a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, oils & vinegars, honey, sauces, and many more culinary delights. The event is held November 19th – 21st at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.
Don’t miss this new, 1st time Holiday Light Experience at the Expo Center. Take an exciting walk-thru 100,000 sq ft with more than 3 million dazzling lights! You will pass through different light displays and end at Santa’s village. Go online to purchase tickets. This light-tastic event runs from November 19th – Dec. 31st.
The Visions of Sugar Plums Food/Bake Sale Extravaganza sponsored by Sunriver Christian Fellowship will be held in the beautiful Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. There will be every kind of baked good imaginable, including gluten free options, as well as amazing gifts for your holiday entertaining. There will also be a children’s activity table to keep little ones entertained while adults are shopping. This annual event is free, November 20th from 10am-3pm.
Be a part of the family fun on the canyon trail in Redmond this Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25th! Fun is always encouraged for this great 5k or 10k tradition, plus a 1k for kids! Wear your best Thanksgiving costume for a chance to win a large pumpkin pie! The costume committee will be on the lookout for the most festive and creative costume and will be handing out pumpkin pies to multiple winners. Both runners and walkers are welcome! Start and finish will be at Sam Johnson Park and the trail is a combination of grass, pavement, and dirt. Check out the website for registration info.
Kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting ceremony in Sisters. This annual event takes place at Fir Street Park on November 26th from 5:30pm-6pm. You can also ring in the holidays with Sisters traditional downtown parade featuring the big guy himself, Santa! The parade takes place on Hood Avenue on November 27th from 2pm-3pm.
SunLife Farm and Ranch will host the very first official Bootah’s Pacific North Pole Claus Festival, a Central Oregon winter festival celebrating farming and the Christmas holidays, over three weekends beginning November 27th. The central gathering location of this premiere outdoor event is a two plus acre pine grove on the farm, transformed into a holiday village for attendees. The village experience brings artisan and farming vendors, entertainment, family fun activities and food. Expanding out into the surrounding 160 acres, attendees can enjoy treks up the Wonderland Trail to the Pacific North Pole.
Bend’s most beloved event is back! Head downtown to watch the annual Christmas parade. This year’s theme is “Christmas: Better Together,” because Christmas is ALWAYS better when shared with friends and family! The parade will take place at 12pm on December 4th.
Ready to say goodbye to 2021 in a unique and memorable way? Ring in the New Year with Wanderlust Tours’ Bonfire on the Snow, at midnight, under the light of the night sky’s twinkling stars. Cruising on snowshoes, your destination is a hand-carved amphitheater in the snow where a crackling bonfire awaits. The dreamy new year’s tour takes place December 31st from 9pm-1:30am.
Ready to book your Central Oregon vacation rental?
Find your perfect family holiday escape with Meredith Lodging! You can view our complete collection online or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, follow us on Social and post those vacay pics with #STAYWITHMEREDITH.
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