December 15, 2018

Christmas in the Garden
November 23–December 31, 2018 (open most dates)
Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

We’re Excited To Share Our New Christmas In The Garden Website With You! Visit our new Christmas Website! If you have any questions, please email or call 503-874-2539. Christmas In The Garden Is A Charming European-Inspired, Outdoor Event Featuring Ice Skating, Snowless Tubing, An Artisan Vendor Market, Photos With Santa, Fire Pits, Live Music And More, All In The Oregon Garden In Historic Silverton. Upon arrival, you will enter the Garden and follow the lights to the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. Here, you can ice skate with your family, shop at our traditional German Christmas Market, walk through one million Christmas lights, sip gluhwein and other holiday beverages, slide down 150 feet on the snowless tubing track, listen to festive music & carolers, enjoy the smells and tastes of holiday foods, warm up next to fire pits, listen to live music in the heated, 21+ over Biergarten.

Bonsai Class: Bonsai Design Principles
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Come learn how we achieve artistically engaging representations of nature in miniature. With this group we will look at principles of design that help us create beautiful bonsai. A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.

Create Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Learn to make a beautiful holiday centerpiece using cut greens, berries and other accessories and finish it all off with a candle. Class is held in a lightly heated outdoor house, so dress in warm layers and bring gloves. We will provide all the materials, tools and hot cider. Cost: $35.00 - Preregistration required. Call 541-753-6601 to reserve your spot! 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Kid’s Club: Seed Paper Snowflake & Reindeer Food
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, December 22, 2018 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

Cost: $7.50 to cover the cost of materials. Seed paper is so unique; it's paper with actual flower seeds embedded in it that you can plant in your garden in the spring and it will grow flowers. This makes a great gift and will be even more special when your child makes it into a delightful snowflake shape. We will also make reindeer food to attract them to our homes on Christmas Eve and celebrate another great year with cookies and punch.

Wreath Making Workshop
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 3:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Portland Nursery Staff. Create your own fresh and beautiful wreath for the holidays! You will be guided through the process of making a wreath that is unique to you and guaranteed to bring holiday cheer into your home! Feel free to bring your own special decorative elements to add to your wreath. Class limited to 12. $30 fee (pay at register after class) covers materials for a mixed green wreath with pinecones and handmade bow. Lots of extra special embellishments to personalize your wreath will be available to purchase additionally. Please bring gloves and hand pruners.

November 21, 2018-January 5, 2019 • 5:00pm-9:00pm*
The Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival. As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of more than million and a half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts. Little ones may want to ride the carousel, and Santa will be available at the events through December 23 for photos. There will be local food carts, special warm drinks and live music as well.

*Closed November 22 and December 24-25 for the holidays, and November 27-28 for BrewLights. Value Nights will take place on November 26, 29 and December 3–6 and 10–13. Zoo For All families are also welcome to attend those dates. Advance tickets are not available for Zoo For All guests. The zoo opens each day at 9:30 a.m., and ZooLights tickets are valid after 4 p.m. The hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on ZooLights nights, and 5 to 8 p.m. on Zoo For All and Value Nights. Grounds remain open for one hour after gates close.

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