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Frequently Asked Questions

This event has become a beloved family tradition over the past decade, but it was not always called the Silverton Christmas Market. Last winter, the event was Lights at the Oregon Garden Resort and prior to that, the event was held in The Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest as Christmas in the Garden. Since the Resort’s parent company, Moonstone Hotel Properties, no longer manages The Oregon Garden, the event now resides on the grounds of the Oregon Garden Resort. This has been a positive change for the event, bringing a longer and more intimate walking path, a one-way path to ease the flow of traffic and varied landscaping to make one million lights even more spectacular. The new Silverton Christmas Market aims to focus on its German heritage and gathers inspiration from authentic German Christmas Markets, with collectible mugs; traditional lebkuchen (gingerbread hearts) and gluhwein (mulled wine); artisan vendors; a booth selling imported handcrafted German nutcrackers, smokers and ornaments; and a light section dedicated to Krampus – the wicked German counterpart to St. Nicholas.

Overnight stays must be booked directly through the hotel, either online or by calling 800-966-6490, not a third party site. Guests must be booked on the Silverton Christmas Market package rate to receive access to the market.

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EVENT DETAILS

No, this is a cashless event due to COVID-19 and minimizing interactions. Please bring a debit or credit card for all food, drink and vendor purchases.

Lights will not be placed inside The Oregon Garden moving forward. Since the Resort’s parent company, Moonstone Hotel Properties, no longer manages The Oregon Garden, the event now resides on the grounds of the Oregon Garden Resort. This has been a positive change for the event, bringing a longer and more intimate walking path, a one-way path to ease the flow of traffic and varied landscaping to make one million lights even more spectacular.

Event attendees and guests at the Oregon Garden Resort will enjoy a beautiful path decorated with an immersive light display and market starting at the Resort’s main lodge, winding along paths around the building, through the Wedding Garden and beyond. The display will include many of the lights you have come to love at Christmas in the Garden.

Yes, well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome to tour the light display with you. Just make sure to book a pet-friendly hotel room for your stay.

EVENT ACTIVITIES

There will be snowless tubing at the Silverton Christmas Market – make sure you purchase your ticket and sign your snowless tubing waiver before enjoying the tubing hill.

There will not be ice skating at the Silverton Christmas Market.

We will have vendors selling handmade, locally-crafted items and hope you will come support them this holiday season.

We will have some delicious holiday favorites – including our signature Gluhwein (warm, mulled wine, popular in Germany). We will also have local beer, hot cocoa (with spirits optional for adults), water, soda and more!

We have a few different options for you! We will have traditional German foods at the display, and highly recommend this option for the full experience. There will be covered seating where you can enjoy a great meal.

You can also enjoy a meal from our Garden View Restaurant. In addition, downtown Silverton has great restaurants – visit the Chamber of Commerce website for a full list.