Family enjoying Sunriver Christmas events.

Many people are drawn to Christmas events in Sunriver because of our resemblance, some might say, to a snow globe. Sunriver’s wooded, forested landscape and the likelihood (we can’t promise) snow on Christmas morning help create the “traditional” Christmas experience. Central Oregon loves celebrating Christmas through parades, concerts, and a variety of events designed to increase your spirits during the holiday season. We’ll save the sledding and ice skating blog for another time, today we highlight some of our favorite cultural events celebrating Christmas in Central Oregon. 

Christmas Events in Sunriver and Bend, Oregon

The Nutcracker: A Child’s Tale
Tower Theatre, Bend
Nov 26, 2022, 1:30pm or 6pm
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Valerie Holgers’ Académie de Ballet Classique proudly presents “The Nutcracker: A Child’s Tale”. The classic holiday ballet takes place on Christmas Eve when Clara befriends a nutcracker. The nutcracker magically comes to life to battle an evil mouse king and whisk Clara away to a land filled with dolls, sugar plums, bon bons, and snow fairies.

Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff
The Village at Sunriver
Nov 26, 2022, 2-6pm

Celebrate the Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff at The Village in Sunriver on Saturday, November 26 with your family and friends. Various performers and carolers take the stage to provide a holiday soundtrack for the festivities. Sip on coffee or cocoa while you venture over to see Santa for free photos with Mr. Claus. Kids will love playing free carnival-style games with Santa’s helpers. End the evening with the lighting of The Village Christmas Tree and a rockin’ concert to ignite the season.

Bend Christmas Parade – “A High Desert Christmas”
Downtown Bend
Dec 3, 2022, 12pm

Find a space on the streets of Downtown Bend or along Drake Park and watch the beloved Bend Christmas Parade. The Bend Christmas Parade is organized by a volunteer committee in an effort to capture the spirit of Christmas. Celebrate the holiday season with a traditional Christmas parade through Downtown Bend.

Traditions Christmas Concert Featuring Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer and Band
Sunriver Resort Homestead
Dec 3, 2022, 7pm & Dec 4, 2022, 2pm
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Aaron Meyer, one of the nation’s top rock violinists, and his band inject new life into familiar classics, mesmerizing audiences with their virtuosic abilities. These two performances will feature rockin’ holiday songs unlike anything you’ve heard before. Seating is at tables, either an intimate table for two, or shared tables of 8. Invite a group of friends, get to know your neighbors, or share an intimate date at a table for two. Included in the ticket price is free beer from Sunriver Brewing Company.

Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaii
Tower Theatre, Bend
Dec 15, 2022, 6:30pm
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Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro brings his new holiday tour – Christmas in Hawai’i to the Tower Theatre in Bend. Jake uses only 4 strings to connect with and inspire people. At the forefront of this show you’ll feel Jake’s love for people, the spirit of the holidays, as well as his beloved home of Hawai’i. Expect Jake’s signature favorites along with holiday classics like “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “O Holy Night”, and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.

A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring Patrick Lamb
Tower Theatre, Bend
Dec 17, 2022, 4pm or 7pm
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Nothing reminds us of the holiday season more than “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The classic Peanuts tale has been enjoyed by families for decades and this winter it’s brought to the stage by Portland-based musician Patrick Lamb. Lamb delights audiences with music from Vincent Guaraldi. Lamb is an award-winning saxophonist and vocalist with a trio of top 5 Billboard hits.

Christmas Movie Trivia
Bevel Beer, Bend
Dec 19, 2022, 6-9pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with an evening of Christmas movie trivia at Bevel Beer in Bend! This will be a decorated night of trivia with specific movies hinted as the date gets closer. Dress to impress in your finest ugly Christmas sweater and you might win a gift!

Swingin’ Tower Christmas
Tower Theatre, Bend
Dec 21, 22, 23, 2022, 7pm
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Full details are still forthcoming, but the three nights of Swingin’ Tower Christmas are sure to be a lively celebration of the holidays appropriate for the entire family. The show includes lively songs, dances, and stories of the season. Host Mollie Tennant (“Cats,” “Les Miz”) heads a cast of local performers accompanied by a live 15-piece big band.

Book Your Christmas Vacation Rental Today!

Don’t wind up out in the cold this Christmas season — book your holiday vacation rental now. Sunset Lodging in Sunriver offers vacation rentals for every budget and group size. If you have a large group visiting Sunriver this Christmas, give us a call and our reservationists can assist you in finding the home or homes necessary to spread holiday cheer to your whole group. We look forward to sharing the holiday spirit with you and yours this Christmas season.

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