The Oregon Garden will create a charming and authentic holiday experience for guests later this year with “Christmas in the Garden,” an event based on a traditional German Christmas market. Christmas in the Garden will take place from 4 to 9pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 through December 22.
Visitors will board the Holiday Express tram, where they will be whisked through The Garden to arrive at the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. They will walk through a candy-cane light tunnel to arrive in a winter wonderland, where they can shop from artisan vendors selling handmade goods, drink traditional glühwein (hot spiced wine) and other adult beverages, and take in the smells and tastes of roasted nuts and German foods. There will be intimate fire pits scattered throughout the forest as well as lit vignettes made of Christmas lights. Carolers, local school choirs and acoustic guitarists will provide live Christmas music.
“We are very excited to introduce this new holiday experience to our guests,” explained Brittney Hatteberg, marketing director for The Oregon Garden. “It will be a very authentic, cozy holiday event that we hope will become a tradition among families for years to come.”
General admission is $5; $4 for Oregon Garden members; and free for children 4 and under. 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. Parking will be free at The Oregon Garden.
Christmas in the Garden will also feature Santa Claus and his live reindeer on December 6 through 8; photos with Santa will be an additional charge. Pony rides will be available December 20 through 22; cost is free with a suggested donation of $1 that will go to benefit The Oregon Garden and Canyonview Camp.
Oregon-based artisan vendors and local musicians interested in participating may contact firstname.lastname@example.org; anyone wishing to volunteer may contact email@example.com.
Christmas in the Garden is generously sponsored by Linn Benton Tractor, Wave Broadband, Frontier Communications and Columbia Bank. Visit www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden to learn more.
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The Oregon Garden offers more than 80 acres that showcase the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest with more than 20 individual themed gardens and related attractions. The mission of The Oregon Garden is to welcome and inspire all visitors with an appreciation for the extraordinary ecology of the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a meaningful educational experience for gardeners of all skill levels and ages. The Oregon Garden offers memberships that help support new improvements and visitor programs. Visit www.OregonGarden.org or call (503) 874-8100 for more information.
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