December can be one of the most enjoyable — and stressful — times of the year. Why not leave the stress behind and let other people take care of the planning? Just book a stay Sunriver, Oregon, and enjoy!
There’s so many fun events to attend here through December, and we offer a huge variety of cozy vacation rentals to put up your feet in.
Book six nights with Cascara and get the seventh night free during Christmas and New Year’s! Group lodging is also available in multiple homes for larger groups. And call us if you want us to put up the Christmas tree!
ART EXHIBITION AT THE LODGE
Nov. 21-Jan. 7
Sunriver Resort Lodge
Betty Gray Gallery presents the High Desert Art League’s art exhibit of 13 artists. A variety of genre and mediums will be showcased, including oil painting, watercolor, acrylic painting, encaustic, printmaking, pastel, photography, fiber, and sculpture. Contact Art Consultant Billye Turner at 503-780-2828 for more info.
TRADITIONS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Homestead Building, Sunriver Resort
Get ready to enjoy live music by rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his band! Meyer captivates audiences worldwide with electrifying stage presence blended with virtuosic performance.
To purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-593-9310, or visit www.sunrivermusic.org. Cost: $35 per person; choose between tables for two or eight.
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Dec 1, 7-9 p.m. (show)
Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. (dinner, additional $25), 7-9 p.m. (show)
Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m. (show)
Location: The Door, 56885 Enterprise Dr., Sunriver
Presented by the Sunriver Stars Community Theater. Show Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students (18 and under).
Get the whole family together for a ride on a one-horse open sleigh! The beautiful route is along the Deschutes River! Dates and times subject to weather permitting.
DAILY SNOWSHOE TOURS
Central Oregon is known for its beautiful mountains, and they’re never more beautiful than when covered in snow.
Daytime Tours: $75. Departs at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe Tours: $85.
Moonlight Dates: Dec. 1-3; Jan. 1, 29-31; March 1-3 March 30-April 1; April 27-29.
Starlight Dates: Nightly, November 22-April.
Bonfire on the Snow Tours: $95.
Dates: Nov. 24-25; Dec. 15-16; Dec. 22-23; Dec. 26-30; Jan. 12-14; Feb. 14 & 16-18; Feb. 23-24; March 23-24 & 28; April 6-7, 11 & 13-14.
Departs at 7:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Bonfire Trip: $100
Date: Dec. 31
Departs at 9 p.m. DAILY.
Ready to explore the mountain winter wonderlands of central Oregon? This four-hour snowmobile tour includes a stop at Elk Lake Resort. Trips depart daily from the Wanoga Sno-Park.
Cost: $170 per driver and $70 per passenger; must be six years old or older. Two-hour and Sunset Tours are also available.
GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING
Dec. 2, 9, and 16, 3:30-5 p.m.
Abbot Room at the Main Lodge, Sunriver Resort
Gingerbread cookies without all the prep work or mess? Yes, please! The resort’s pastry chef will provide the cookies and icing, and all the kids have to do is decorate to their heart’s content. Cost: $5 for two cookies.
21st ANNUAL GINGERBREAD JUNCTION
Dec. 2-Jan. 1
Have fun building an amazing gingerbread house while helping Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunriver! Sunriver Resort will match donations for the gingerbread houses, dollar for dollar, up to $2,500. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of the Sunriver Resort Lodge from Dec. 2 through Jan. 1. Registration: sunriver-resort.com/gingerbread.
INDOOR BLACK LIGHT GOLF
Dec. 16, 23, 28, and 30, 5-7 p.m.
See the concierge for program location.
Just because it’s dark doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little golf! This popular event will keep you “glowing” this holiday season, using flashing or rechargeable glow golf balls and the indoor black light putting course. Cost: $11 per person.
FORT FUNNIGAN — EVENING EVENTS FOR KIDS
Pricing for all Fort Funnigan activities: Resort Guests $40, General Public $45
Pre-registration is required by 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to the desired program
|*A VERY CRAFTY CHRISTMAS
Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m.
The kids will start the night by making three different Christmas ornaments to take home for the tree or give as gifts. They’ll end the night with hot cocoa and games.
*JR. GINGERBREAD JUNCTION
Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.
The night will start off with sweet games like Candy Land and Candy Cane Hunt. Next will be a field trip to Gingerbread Junction for inspiration! Finally, back at the Fort, the kids will be equipped with everything they need to create mini gingerbread houses.
*SNOW MUCH FUN!
Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Dec. 21 and 28, 6-9 p.m.
Dec. 22 and 29, 6-9 p.m.
It’s a frozen-themed party! The kids will be making frozen slime, snow paint, and custom snow globes. Then they’ll get to play freeze tag and drink frozen snowball punch!
Dec. 23, 6-9 p.m.
The kids will get ready for an elf visit by creating elf snacks, reading elf stories, and playing elf games. They’ll also get to design an elf tree-trimming creation and be fitted with their very own elf hat!
FORT FUNNIGAN POLICIES: Sunriver Resort has a great environment for kids ages 3-10 (must be fully potty trained). Staff hold first-aid and CPR certifications and food-handlers’ licenses and have had criminal background checks.
Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 30, 6-8 p.m.
Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), 57250 Overlook Rd, Sunriver
Winter Tubing Hill runs are illuminated with black lights and glow sticks! Space fills quickly! Reservations: 541-585-3147.
PLATED CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Dec. 25, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Carson’s American Kitchen
Celebrate Christmas in style with an elaborate holiday plated brunch, including seasonal brunch specials, a bloody Mary cart, and live music. Reservations: 541-593-3740 or sunriver-resort.com.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE GREAT HALL
Dec. 25, 2-6 p.m.
You’ve never eaten a Christmas dinner like this. Eat like royalty and leave the cooking to us! Cost (inclusive): $62 adults; $30 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under. Reservations: 541-593-1000
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT CARSON’S AMERICAN KITCHEN
Dec. 25, 4-9 p.m.
Carson’s American Kitchen
Enjoy a traditional, elegant Christmas dinner. Cost: $56 per adult; $28 for children ages 6-12; 5 and under complimentary with paid adult. Reservations: 541-593-3740.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE GRILLE AT CROSSWATER
Dec. 25, 4-7 p.m.
Grille at Crosswater
The atmosphere and food will bring you holiday joy. Free shuttle service to and from the Sunriver Lodge.
Cost: $56 adults; $28 children 6-12. Kids’ menu available for children 5 and under. Open only to Resort guests and members. Reservations: 541-593-3400.
SUNRIVER RESORT MAGIC SHOW
Dec. 29, 7 p.m.
Abbot Room at the Main Lodge, Sunriver Resort
Feel some true holiday cheer with a night of magic! Mr. Magic offers an evening of humor, interaction, and magic! Gingerbread Junction will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the night of the magic show. Cost: $5 adults, free for children under 12 with paying adult.
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY NIGHT
Dec. 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy New Year’s without staying out all night! This is the perfect opportunity to count down to “midnight” East Cost time (9 p.m. Pacific Time) with the whole family. Plenty of games, snacks, prizes, and drinks. Cost: $35 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE GRILLE AT CROSSWATER
Dec. 31, 6-8:30 p.m.
A five-course meal of Northwest Cuisine Crosswater Chef de Cuisine Jason Greene and entertainment from Central Oregon’s own Hawaiian singer/songwriter, Bill Keale, make for a night to remember. Cost: $119 per person. Free shuttle service to and from the Sunriver Lodge. Open to Resort guests and members only. Reservations: 541-593-3400.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AND PARTY AT THE LODGE
Dinner: Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m.
Five-course plated holiday menu. Cost: $89 per adult; $36 for children ages 6-12; children’s menu available for 5 and under. Add $35 for per person for tickets to the NYE Party. Reservations: 541-593-3740.
Party: Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Dance and party the night away at the New Year’s Eve Party! Cost: $50 per person. Fee includes passed appetizers, party favors, and champagne toast. Must be 21 years of age or older. No advance reservations. Party not combined with dinner. Call 541-593-3740 for more information.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE LODGE
Jan. 1, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
This plated brunch will help you ring in the New Year right! Features seasonal brunch specials, a bloody Mary cart, and live music. Reservations: 541-593-3740 or sunriver-resort.com.