Win Tickets ($40): Portland Holiday: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer

We are giving away a tickets for a family of 4 to Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 30.


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November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016
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Oregon Garden Resort
895 West Main Street, Silverton, Oregon, 97381

The Oregon Garden, one of the state’s most popular destinations, has announced an exciting addition to its “Christmas in the Garden” event. This year’s affair, which features a holiday marketplace with artisan vendors and a display of more than 400,000 twinkling holiday lights, will see the addition of a 3,500 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating rink to fully complement the holiday experience. Christmas in the Garden will take place Nov. 27 through Jan. 3 (excluding Dec. 24 and Dec. 25). Event hours and activities vary by date; for a complete breakdown, see

“Last year, more than 22,000 people visited Christmas in the Garden, enjoying an authentic and cozy family-friendly event,” explained Brittney Hatteberg, marketing manager for The Oregon Garden. “Our team started conceiving ways to build on the experience, and arrived at the idea of adding an ice skating rink. We are so excited to introduce this addition to our guests this holiday season!”

Upon arrival, visitors board the Holiday Express tram, where they are transported to the Rediscovery Forest festooned with 400,000 holiday lights, including a scene from the North Pole and a re-creation of the South Falls waterfall from nearby Silver Falls State Park. Visitors can then shop from 18 artisan vendors selling handmade goods; go ice skating; take family photos with Santa; sip traditional glühwein, hot buttered rum or hot cocoa; enjoy the sounds of carolers singing festive holiday music throughout the area; and take in the smells and tastes of roasted nuts and traditional German foods. Cozy fire pits and food and drink booths are scattered throughout the forest, creating warm places to gather with family and friends.

General event admission is $6 for ages five and up ($10 on Dec. 10 through Dec. 13); free for children four and under; and $4 for Oregon Garden members. Silverton residents save $1 each Thursday evening with proof of residency. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at Each paid admission receives five $1 off vouchers to be used at booths throughout the market, excluding food and drink from the Oregon Garden booths (one voucher per booth, per purchase, per person). Paid admission during the first visit includes free return visits for the duration of the event. Parking is $5.

The weekend of Dec. 10 through Dec. 13 will also feature visits and photos with Santa Claus and his live reindeer, presented by Dallwig Brothers Building Supply. Pony rides by Canyonview Camp from 5 to 8pm on December 5 (both events included with general admission).

Ice skating admission is in addition to general event admission and costs $12 to skate and $5 for skate rental; guests may bring their own skates. The ice skating rink will also be open daily throughout the week for those who wish only to ice skate.

The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a Christmas in the Garden overnight package available Thursdays through Sundays, starting at $139 Fridays and Saturdays and $109 Thursdays and Sundays. Packages include accommodation, two tickets to Christmas in the Garden, two beverages served in a commemorative mug, continental breakfast buffet and admission to The Oregon Garden. On Thursdays and Sundays, add two dinner entrees and a bottle of house wine from the Garden View Restaurant for only $50. To book the package, call the Oregon Garden Resort at 800-966-6490 or visit

Christmas in the Garden is generously sponsored by Dallwig Brother’s Building Supply, Roth’s Fresh Markets, Al’s Garden Center, Mennonite Village, City of Silverton’s Tourism Promotion Committee, Oregon Garden Resort, Oregon Garden Foundation and Pepsi. For more information, visit

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94 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Holiday: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer

  1. Jodi Blackman November 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    My kid loves the lights. Sounds like a fun family outing.

  2. Trista November 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    My family is new to town, we’d love to win tickets to see this!

  3. Sherri November 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  4. Monica F November 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    This event is the perfect holiday pick-me-up that I will need being away from home and family for the first time.

    -East coaster

  5. Jeri November 24, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    Because we never get out of Portland often enough to visit the other great towns and events going on!

  6. Katie November 24, 2015 at 7:25 am #

    We love Silverton, ice skating, and warm beverages! Oh my, this sounds like so much fun!!! Would love to surprise my husband and family with this! :)

  7. Sheri November 24, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Would Love to go, New to the Area,From Seattle, Absolutely love X-Mas
    and all the Lights!! Thank You

  8. Judith November 24, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    I just moved here Oregon, I have a 8years old Daughter Would be great to bring her and My husband to this place looks like so much fun!

  9. David Goshorn November 24, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    I’d enjoy taking my family to this event as a “family memory” for 2015. I recently lost my job and we have decided to go lean for Christmas this year, so we are trying to find affordable things to do that will create memories.

  10. Lynn Elsdon November 24, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    This sounds like something fun to see and do over the Christmas Holidays! Yes please,….pick us.

  11. Hannah November 24, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    I love celebrating the Christmas spirit! and what better way to celebrate than sharing it with family that’s visitng over the holidays :) This event sounds amazing!!!

  12. michelle November 24, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    i want to see the lights, the reindeer, Santa and skating!

  13. kim millen November 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    I have never been to the gardens and would love to go at this special time of the year. I could use a boost! Hope I get to go! Thanks!

  14. Erica November 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    We miss the outdoor ice skating of the Midwest. My daughter loves to skate!

  15. Christina November 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    I’ve never been and would love to take my family!!

  16. Cheri Matthews November 24, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    I would love to go… My kids and I have never been there.

  17. Devon souza November 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Yes please!

  18. calli November 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Ice skating date night!

  19. John Thomas November 25, 2015 at 3:28 am #

    that sounds cool,didnt know we had that in Oregon!

  20. Roger November 25, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    I have always wanted to check out the Garden at Christmas and would love to share it with my granddaughters! Thank you for the chance at free passes.

  21. Dave Edwards November 25, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Would love to have some help on tickets, we are 12 and counting..miss the German winter fests and hope this will brighten the day of the grand kids. look forward to it.

  22. lorie wienecke November 25, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    its been a very rough year for our family. i am trying to keep everyone’s spirits up and its not always easy. last year i felt very ill prepared for Christmas. I dont want to feel like that this year. I want to focus on the reason for the season and the precious traditions and memories we have. this sounds like a great start to that

  23. Bee November 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    My family is new to the Pacific Northwest! We would love to win tickets to this event and enjoy bonding with members of our new community.

  24. georgia bartlett November 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    This would be great as Portland is now the meeting spot to visit my teenaged granddaughter, now living in Wa., from my home in Eugene, Or. Neither of us nor her sister or dad have been here before so it’d be a great reunion adventure! Thanks in advance…:-)

  25. georgia bartlett November 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    This would be perfect for when my son, granddaughter and I visit my other teenaged granddaughter, who now lives in Wa. Portland is our meeting spot and none of us have been here before…thanks in advance!…:-)

  26. Chris m November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    My k8ds would die if we could go to this!

  27. Susan H. November 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    This looks fun. We have not been to the garden since the first year they opened.

  28. Chris C November 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    Me me me me I would love to go!

  29. Christopher Fowler November 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Lights? Christmassy business in general?! I know at least three other people that enjoy these kinds of things!

  30. Wendy November 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    I need a Christmas spirit boost.

  31. Shanna November 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    How could I never have heard of this? This sounds fun and who wouldn’t like to ice skate outdoors? Never done it, but again…it sounds fun!

  32. Dave G. November 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    Why did Santa take up gardening? He Loves to Ho, Ho, Ho

  33. Janell November 25, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    What a wonderful magical time our Oregon Gardens must transform into!! So beautiful as it is but to add lights and all the holiday cheer festivities, it must be incredible!! Enjoy everyone!!

  34. Jen Phillips November 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Guten tag!
    Ich bein guns schoen mit eintritts karte fuhr de Oregon Garden danke!

  35. Rose November 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    I’ve always dreamed of ice skating outside of a shopping mall.

  36. panda November 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    all skate!

  37. Scott Von Zange November 26, 2015 at 4:23 am #

    Sounds like fun

  38. Lynn November 26, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    Please please pick me! I want to win these tickets!

  39. Michielle November 26, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    I would LOVE to go to this. It sounds like SO much fun :)

  40. Faiza November 26, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    I’m new to Portland, I would love to take my kids!

  41. Michelle November 26, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Our family has never been to the Oregon Garden and we would love to win tickets!

  42. johanna November 26, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    Sounds lovely, I’ll take some free tickets please.

  43. karl Jacobson November 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    Yes, please and thanx!

  44. Linda S November 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Beautiful place I have been there but never during the holidays. This is a great place to stay the night at the resort.

  45. Melissa fowler November 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm #


  46. Veronica November 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    I would love to attend this event. I occasionally drive through Silverton and I always have to stop because it is such a cute little town.
    Thanks, Veronica

  47. Eric November 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    The Garden is the place to take the family for Christmas!

  48. whitney November 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Oregon garden! what better time than all the Christmas festivities!

  49. JoDee November 27, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    I would love to take my 4 teens here for a Christmas memory while they’re still in the house! Time goes so quickly….it’d be a cherished memory for all involved! We live close but have yet to visit the Oregon garden and can’t remember the last time we’ve been ice skating! Pick us please???!!!???

  50. Ditty Nicolaides November 27, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    I want to give this to my son and grandson!

  51. Jenni Snook November 27, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    Making new memories with our little family (of 4) is so special. Watching my 3 year okd’s face light up with excitement at all the magical things Christmas has to offer has been so fun! We’d love to do something like this!

  52. Jennifer November 27, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    What a perfect event for my German family to attend including my out of state 15 year old nephew who I have no clue what to do with for two weeks. Yay ice skating for him and gluhwein for us

  53. Vickie Gantz November 27, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    Spendy for us…please let me win!

  54. Olga November 27, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Our family has never been to the Oregon Garden and we would love to win tickets!

  55. lorea November 27, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    My boyfriend gets his daughter for Christmas and we would live to take our kids together. They are 3, 5 and 7… and they will think it’s magical!

  56. Sana November 27, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    What a magical night this would make for me and my long distance romance when he is in town!! I’d love to show a Texan how magical Oregon can be for the holidays – and we’ve both never attended!! HELP OUR LOVE BLOSSOM!!!! ;) haha

  57. Mandie Guth November 27, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Its been one crazy month we need some family time. Our 3year old loves lights! This sounds amazing!

  58. Kelsey November 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    As part of my first Christmas in Portland, this outing sounds fantastic!

  59. Julie D November 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    The Oregon Garden is awe-inspiring in the summer. I would love to see it in the winter and try out the skating rink!

  60. Penny Ardissone November 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to get in the holiday spirit!!

  61. Ciarra November 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    I would love to celebrate the holidays and go! :)

  62. Ilesha November 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    This sounds awesome!!

  63. AnneMarie Chiappetta November 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    This sounds like a great event to take the Grandsons. We love the Silverton area. Thanks PDX pipeline for the chance!

  64. Christina Johnson November 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this sounds beautiful! After my
    Fiancé and I both had to work today we Sure could use a treat like this. Happy Holidays!

  65. Judy November 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Santa moved to Oregon?!

  66. Summer November 28, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Oh my goodness we would love to win these tickets! Thank you for letting us know about this cool event!

  67. Achsa November 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Would love to go! Haven’t made it out there year and it looks wonderful!

  68. Rena November 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    My kids and I love Portland. We come for the weekends often and would love to see all the Christmas lights and ice skate!

  69. Stephanie November 28, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    We have never been but I know this is something my 11 year old would freak if given the chance to see. Please pick us :-)

  70. Madeline November 29, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    This sounds lovely

  71. Robert November 29, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    We have our kids grandparents visiting from Boston. This would be a great way to spend an afternoon!

  72. Lacey N November 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Wonderful! I’d love to go!

  73. Keralea Pratt November 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    What a fun time for my family!! I’d love to win these tickets to show the (newbies to town) Pratt family a really festive time!

  74. Karina November 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    Just moved to Portland, my family would love the experience.

  75. Beth November 30, 2015 at 1:51 am #

    We’ve never visited – never ice skated — but fanatical about botanical wonders like gardens and family natural adventures. Would love to bring my son to such a winter wonderland … NW style!

  76. Melanie November 30, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    I’ve never been! Would love to go!

  77. Melissa W November 30, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    I went last year, it was fun!

  78. Melissa W November 30, 2015 at 10:57 am #

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  81. Miriam November 30, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    We love looking at lights as a family during Christmas and we have never been here before. My 7 yr old daughter has just started out liking skating and she would LOVE this.

  82. Julie S December 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    I would love to win! Why? To bring a bunch of people to go ice skate and see the lights. It came highly reccomended!

  83. jeff linsday December 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm #


  84. bret jarvis December 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    Great event

  85. Aran December 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    This sounds like a blast

  86. JoVonne Mason December 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    I recently moved to Oregon & we will not be able to travel back east where my entire family will be gathering at my parents’ house in NC so we will have to start some new Christmas traditions here in Oregon. This would be great for us to experience!

  87. Sarah December 6, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    Never been, but this sounds fantastic!!

  88. beth December 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Sounds like lots of fun!

  89. Tristan December 7, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    Do you even have to ask why this would be amazing? Lights, Shopping, Santa…Christmas. Ho, Ho, Ho people. Please send us to wonderland! :)

  90. Fawnda December 14, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    Would love to win but will be going regardless. We are new to the area and this sounds like a great family outing!
    Merry Christmas!

  91. Jane December 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    eowh! eowh!… pick me please!… i can skate pretty mediocre, i imagine, but this sounds soooo fun!… pick me pick me!!…. happy holidays:)

  92. corey December 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    i would love to attend this..pick me please :)

  93. Sonja B. December 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    My mom grew up ice skating in Montana on an outdoor rink- those are far and few between in this area! Also, my nieces are moving back to OK soon, and this would be a perfect, fun activity to do before they leave. Pick us!

  94. Leinani Hartley November 17, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    This sounds like such an Merry Christmas Event! I’m looking forward to this holiday season so much this year! My boys and I cannot wait to see and spread all the love this Christmas!

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