Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Portland Holiday: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer

We are giving away a pack of 4 tickets to 2014 Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 5 .

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From our sponsors:
Christmas in the Gardne 20142014 Christmas in the Garden
November 28-December 21, 2014
Fridays- Sundays 4-9 p.m. | $5
More info:

Oregon Garden Resort
895 West Main Street, Silverton, Oregon, 97381

One of the Northwest’s newest holiday traditions is “Christmas in the Garden,” a charming event featuring a traditional Christmas market and light display in The Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest. The second annual Christmas in the Garden will take place from 4 to 9pm each Thursday through Sunday from November 28 to December 21.

“Last year, nearly 13,000 people visited our Christmas market, enjoying an authentic and cozy holiday experience,” explained Brittney Hatteberg, marketing director for The Oregon Garden. “This year we’ve added more dates, doubled the number of lights and increased our vendors. We are so excited to continue to build on this wonderful holiday tradition.”

Event visitors will board a Holiday Express tram, where they will be whisked through The Garden to arrive at the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest decked out in 300,000 holiday lights. Visitors can shop from a number of artisan vendors selling handmade goods, sip traditional glühwein and other adult beverages, listen to festive holiday music and carolers, and take in the smells and tastes of roasted nuts and holiday foods. Fire pits are scattered throughout the forest for warmth, as well as a number of lit vignettes (including a glowing, nine-foot-tall Leg Lamp).

Admission is $5 per person ($4 for Oregon Garden members) and free for children ages 4 and under. Silverton residents save $1 each Thursday evening with proof of residency. 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. Pay admission during the first visit, and return to Christmas in the Garden for free for the duration of the event. Parking is complimentary during the event.

Christmas in the Garden will also feature additional events on select dates, including:

  • Nov. 29: Civil War Football Game Showing, projected on a big screen courtesy of Wave Broadband. Come dressed in Duck or Beaver logoed apparel, and receive $1 off admission.
  • Dec. 12-14: Visits and photos with Santa Claus and his live reindeer (there will be no official photographer for Santa photos, parents can take their own at no cost).
  • Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 21: A Christmas Carol, a two-person play performed by Traveling Lantern Theater Co. that’s ideal for all ages, beginning at 6:30pm (included with event admission).

The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a special overnight package starting at $99 on weeknights or $119 on weekends for two people; packages include accommodations, two tickets to Christmas in the Garden, two beverages served in a commemorative mug, continental breakfast buffet and admission to The Oregon Garden. To book the package, visit

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79 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Portland Holiday: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer

  1. Debbie Lusk November 24, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Been to Shore Acres and all the lights in Portland. Would love to attend and write my story on the lights at the Oregon Garden;)!!

    • Rebecca December 3, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

      My first Christmas in Portland would love to go.Heard it’s beautiful

  2. Emily November 24, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I used to go to a Holiday Lights at the Beach with my family on the East Coast. I just recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and I’d love the see what Portland brings! I’d like to make new holiday memories!

  3. Roger November 24, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Have never been to the Gardens let alone seen them for Christmas! Would love to experience this. Thank you for the chance at free passes.

  4. Deborah Roark November 24, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    We made a tradition out of visiting a place like yours in Colorado every year with our family and friends. We moved here from Colorado last year and have never seen your Holiday Lights. We are looking for new places to start new family holiday event traditions. This would be a great place to come see how Christmas is celebrated in Oregon. Please pick us! Thank you.

  5. Heather November 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I love the Oregon Gardens. I went for music there once. I’d love to go and see it lot up all beautifully and browse the vendors.

  6. Joe November 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Us please?!

  7. Toby November 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this!!

  8. Teresa November 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    This looks beautiful and my family would love this!

  9. Nate November 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Count me in!

  10. Christine Law November 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    I have never been to the Oregon Gardens, but have heard how beautiful it is. I would love to go and see the lights.

  11. Elyse November 25, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    My grandma love to take me and my sister Christmas light viewing every year. I would love to take her to this, I know she would overjoyed to go!

  12. Renee Holmes November 26, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    My children and I recently moved to Oregon and we are having a hard time being away from home. (Idaho) Being a single mother of 2 young girls is some days a struggle. I’d love to start some traditions for me and my little family. Would love to take them to go see the lights and possibly start a tradition out of it. :)

  13. Sue November 26, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    We missed the lights last year. I would love to go.

  14. Andrea November 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    This would be a brilliant day to spend with my friend and her kids!

  15. Jamie November 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    One of our favorite places, bout now with lights! Yes, please.

  16. Teresa Johnson November 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    This would be fun to take my Granddaughters to. A new Christmas Tradition.

  17. Elizabeth Brown November 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    I’d love to go… Planning on it with my hubby and daughter and her fam. Never been to the Garden in winter. Sounds fun!

  18. Anna November 26, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Our two year old would LOVE it!

  19. Cathy November 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    We used to live near the Gardens and would love to go for the holidays!

  20. Victoria Gantz November 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Please? I really want to take my husband!

  21. Maretta November 26, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I’ve seen the Garden in summer, now I would LOVE to see it in winter all spectacular with lights!

  22. Scott November 27, 2014 at 5:15 am #

    Sounds like fun

  23. LA Boone November 27, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    I would love to come and visit your displays and do a little Christmas shopping!

  24. Linda S November 27, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I enjoy the Oregon Garden no matter what time of the year it is.

  25. Jeff H November 27, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    wow! I’ve only been to Oregon Gardens once in summer. It’d be a treat to see it in Winter!

  26. Bob November 27, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    I live 15 miles from the Oregon Garden, but I have never been there. I would love to attend.

  27. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson November 27, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Certainly better than a kick in the shin!

  28. Dave G. November 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Sounds like a good traditional way of getting into the Xmas spirit! Count us in!

  29. Brandy Border Rodriguez November 27, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    I have a 9 yr. Old& 2 yr.old who are always on the go. Unfortunately I am going thru hard times economically so this is not something I could afford other than winning but it sounds so lovely! I never get to do the fun stuff that costs more than a few $ but try to find low cost alternatives to make them happy :)
    Maybe we will get lucky !! & win tix

  30. Julia November 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Visitng Portland and would love to go!

  31. Barbara Kraft November 27, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    I have had an extremely tough year and I am in a non-holiday mood. I miss my Dad , Christmas was always our holiday. I have had many friends pass away this year including my best friend. I had two rear in accidents in 2 weeks plus other problems. I saw your web site and thought I never have seen this display and maybe it would help my mood.

    Thank you for considering me.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  32. Jennifer November 28, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Would love to take my grandkids to this. Start new family traditions.

  33. Kelly November 28, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Just moved over from England where there are huge Christmas German markets every year and it is such a fun tradition. Was feeling a bit blue that we would not get to go this year and then read about the Christmas markets at the Oregon Garden! Would love to take my family and begin our new Christmas traditions in Oregon.

  34. JB November 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I STILL have not been to the Oregon Garden… this would be a great opportunity to get out with some friends and do something new!

  35. Melissa Kaylene November 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    I’d love to win because my family and I have never gone before and I love creating new traditions with my children!

  36. Laura B. November 29, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    My husband and I have never visited the gardens although it is on our bucket list. Would love to see it decked out for Christmas!

  37. Tarah November 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Reindeer? My children were born in Miami. This is a year of firsts! First snow, first hot cocoa, first real reindeer! This is fantastic!

  38. lorea November 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I would love to take my 2 and 4 year old kiddos!

  39. Joe November 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    A leg lamp! Yes!

  40. Patti Hutcheson November 30, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    We would love to take our Grandson and his Mom to Oregon Garden! I went several times while recovering from an accident and found it very peacefull. I would love to view it at Christmas and be able to remember being there this time!

  41. Laura Chrestenson November 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    I would love to take myself and family here for the holidays! It would be such a great activity for the family :)

  42. Claire December 2, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    I would love to take the family here and let my kids meet Santa for the first time!

  43. Eric December 2, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    I am new to Portland, and I would love to take my family to this event for the holidays. I have never been to the Garden!

  44. Danielle December 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I love Christmas lights and would love to go for a stroll in the garden.

  45. Steve burnett December 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful outing for me and my family to enjoy and make memories

  46. Kris Fletcher December 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    I’ve never been and would love to take my husband and enjoy the Christmas lights together.

  47. Cris December 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    I just had hardest time figuring out a math problem. I think my brain needs these tickets. It would be pretty fun to see Christmas in a Garden because you don’t see that everyday. I know my garden isn’t full of Christmas so this would be an awesome experience.

  48. Monica wander December 4, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    This year, I want our holiday season to be that of doing things together, instead of just spending money we don’t have on gifts. This is a perfect event to do together

  49. Nallely Flores December 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    This is my first year celebrating Christmas in Portland, I would love the opportunity to go to this, there are so many amazing things that I want to do and see in this lovely city.

  50. viola December 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    I am feeling the “christmas spirit” ( whatever that really means, i got it) this year for the first time in many years. I wanna go!

  51. AMANDA December 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    I need to take my family to do more things like this! We need to get off of our butts and out of the house. Pick me pppplllleeease!!

  52. Ben December 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    My girlfriend loves Christmas, but has yet to find the spirit this year after a rough couple past weeks. I’d love to take her to this to get her Christmas cheer back!

  53. kims December 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Would love to have my first tour of the garden at Christmas time!

  54. Bethany Brimberry December 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    My boyfriend and I met at the Garden 7 months ago, and I would love to take him back at Christmas.

  55. Melody December 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    My family hasn’t been to the Garden since we moved to the area a few years ago and it sounds like a great way to experience it!

  56. Ari December 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Gardens and christmas, how could you ever go wrong? Would love to explore this to get in the holiday cheer!

  57. Anna December 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    We just moved to the Portland area after living in a German-speaking country for several years. We love PDX but would have so much fun reminiscing about the German style Christmas Market and beholding the wonders of the Oregon Garden

  58. Angie December 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    We are a family of five with no extended family near. With three kiddos, it’s up to mom and dad to bring in the holiday cheer. Christmas in the gardens would help make this holiday a wonderful one.

  59. Jessica December 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Omg! My son would looove this. Such a fun family event!

  60. Nicole December 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    I have never been to this and looks like such a nice event. I would love to take my grandmother or my boyfriend along and enjoy the Christmas season. Thx for the opportunity!

  61. Ron T December 5, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    Christmas in the Garden is exactly the venue that I’d love to take my mother to.
    She is/was an excellent crafter, knitting, crocheting, sewing and other. Beyond the
    crafts, the decorations and lights would provide the stimulation that she needs and
    deserves. Please pick me.

  62. Adam December 5, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    Can I? Can I? Can I? PLEASE can I take my wife to see this? We get jacked on our Christmas plans every year- hopefully this year I break the curse!

  63. Jeannie December 5, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    I just heard about this garden yesterday. I have been wanting to go to Europe to go to the Christmas markets but haven’t. This sounds great!

  64. Jenn December 5, 2014 at 4:09 am #

    This sounds like a lovely evening and would love the ‘excuse’ to get down there and get into the holiday spirit. Please consider me for tickets! :)

  65. Chris December 5, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    I’ve heard the garden is beautiful. I bet the garden during the holidays is even more breath taking. My family and I would love to go.

  66. Scott December 5, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Sounds like fun.

  67. Darcey Priss December 5, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    I’d love to go experience the Oregon Garden because it’s magically decorated and looks like somewhere that’s so peaceful. My daily life is extremely stressful and I would be greatly appreciative of a peaceful outing. Thank you

  68. Fabian Dorgan December 5, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    I want to take my daughter to experience the wonder of the garden during the holidays. I’ve never been and neither has she, but we’ve both read up on it and poured over the photos.

  69. Bruce McGinness December 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    I would love to take my year and half old grandson and his parents. It would help lift our spirits
    because our Thanksgiving was not so happy, after my daughter suffered a miscarriage on Thanksgiving morning.

  70. Julia December 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    Would love to go!

  71. Breana December 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    My husband loves Christmas and this would make his year! I have some friends that already wanna go to this too!

  72. Kara December 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    My daughter really wants to meet the reindeer, and see Santa. Looking forward to a great family outing.

  73. Eric December 7, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    My wife is from Germany, and we have never been to the Gardens. This market would be spectacular for her.

  74. rick December 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Why not me? Eh.


  75. Andrea December 12, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    This will bring out my Christmas spirit if I won.

  76. Andrea December 12, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Totally would love to go

  77. Kai December 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Merry Christmas! Tickets would be great, but cheer is greater! To all a good season.

  78. Chelsey Steeck November 11, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    Wow, thus event sounds so wonderful! Would absolutely love to celebrate our first Christmas season in Portland by attending this event! Thank you!

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