Christmas in the Garden, Silverton, Oregon

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Have you yet to find a festive holiday event that the whole family can enjoy this Christmas season?

Look no further than Christmas in the Garden. Located in Silverton, Oregon, the event features classic winter traditions as well as signature activities. To start off, you board the Holiday Express which takes you to the Rediscovery Forest—it truly appears as a storybook winter-wonderland. But the festivities are just beginning. Once there, enjoy ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and 400,000+ Christmas lights decorating the extensive gardens

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While you meander through this holiday splendor, sip on gluhwein or other holiday beverages, take a break for traditional German food and listen to festive music that can be heard all throughout the Garden. If you get too chilly from tubing down 150 feet of their new snowless tubing track, warm up next to the many fire pits provided for chilly fingers and toes.

Don’t forget to fulfill your Christmas card duties with a quick family photo with Santa against the garden’s holiday backdrop. Make a whole weekend of it by booking reservations for a stay at the on-site Oregon Garden Resort.

To plan your trip go to: http://www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden/.