December 12, 2023

Silverton Christmas Market Named 2023 Festival of the Year by Oregon Festivals and Events Association

The Silverton Christmas Market is thrilled to announce its latest accolade: winning the prestigious Oregon Festival and Events Association’s 2023 Festival of the Year Ovation! Award.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the Festival of the Year award from the Oregon Festival and Events Association,” said Rex Gamaney, Event Manager of the Silverton Christmas Market. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, as well as the unwavering support of our community.”

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Why go to Europe this December when you can just head to the Silverton Christmas Market? The Oregon Garden Resort attraction—an homage to authentic German Christmas markets—this year has added displays and vendors and features a longer, wider walking path. While there’s no longer an ice skating rink, we’d argue that the collectable mugs, traditional lebkuchen (gingerbread hearts), glühwein, handcrafted German nutcrackers, biergarten and snowless tubing hill more than make up for that loss.

And the 1 million Christmas lights (yes, literally). Oh, and the dedication to Krampus, St. Nicholas’ “wicked German counterpart.” You can also book an overnight stay to get your Christmas fix—if they don’t sell out, that is.

November 20, 2023

Silverton Christmas Market lights up the Oregon Garden Resort

With more than 1 million lights, the Silverton Christmas Market at Oregon Garden Resort officially opened on Friday, Nov. 17, to get the holiday season rolling.

Christmas light displays and cutouts line the path and visitors can catch a glimpse of some familiar characters like the citizens of Whoville, the Peanuts and maybe even Bigfoot. The pathway features four separate light tunnels.

There are 18 vendor booths along the way selling an assortment of goodies that could come in handy when it comes to crossing names off your shopping list. As always, German imports are a staple at the Silverton Christmas Market with vendors offering nutcrackers, ornaments smokers and incense burners straight from Germany.

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November 10, 2023

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The Silverton Christmas Market is much more than a market: with an expansive light display, snowless tubing hill, fire pit, music and Biergarten, it’s a full-on holiday extravaganza. Hosted at the Oregon Garden Resort, the event is a major draw for families around the region.

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November 9, 2023

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The Silverton Christmas Market is much more than a market: with an expansive light display, snowless tubing hill, fire pit, music and Biergarten, it’s a full-on holiday extravaganza. Hosted at the Oregon Garden Resort, the event is a major draw for families around the region.

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November 1, 2023

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Get ready for a mind-blowing holiday extravaganza at the Oregon Garden Resort! This annual bash is a ticket to a magical holiday journey suitable for all ages.

Wander through immersive paths adorned with over a million lights, creating a whimsical atmosphere. Dive into the authentic German Christmas Market featuring gifts from skilled vendors and imported German goodies like nutcrackers, smokers, and ornaments.

December 17, 2022

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Silverton’s Christmas Market has found its home at the Oregon Garden Resort for the second year in a row. The market boasts a 1-million-light holiday display, featuring nativity scenes, light tunnels and special effect installations perfect for selfie-taking. Krampus even makes an appearance (you’ll know him when you see him). The market itself offers vendor booths in a charming central village. Santa is also on hand for photos next to a giant lighted Christmas tree. The highlight for the older kids in the crowd, though, was the snowless tubing hill. 

November 25, 2022

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Visit the Oregon Garden Resort for a light display and German Christmas Market market. The market has Santa, live music, Biergarten, and a snowless tubing hill. The market runs from Nov. 25 through Jan. 1, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Oregon Garden Resort is at 895 W. Main St., Silverton, and admission ranges from $15 to $18. 

November 24, 2022

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From Nov. 25 to Jan. 1, more than one million lights glow at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton.

The Silverton Christmas Market also will feature vendors, Santa and live music. The lights will remain up from Jan. 2-8 after the Christmas market has closed.

November 23, 2022

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At Silverton Christmas Market you’ll find more than one million lights. Walk along the paths at Oregon Garden Resort and you’ll also find a biergarten, a snowless tubing hill, and an authentic German market filled with artisan vendors.  

November 8, 2022

Experience Holiday Magic at the Silverton Christmas Market This Year

Stunning Christmas light displays, good food, time well spent with family and friends, and a little bit of holiday magic are waiting for you at the Silverton Christmas Market in Silverton Oregon.  If you’re not able to make it to the North Pole this year, this is the next best option; the perfect way to kick off the 2022 holiday season with your family. To say we’re excited is an understatement! This year promises to be better than ever before.

November 8, 2022

Silverton Christmas Market returns with more lights, German traditions

The upcoming Silverton Christmas Market aims to draw guests into a world of German traditions, yet the event oozes local pride down a pathway of light displays and community-produced crafts, food and fun.

November 8, 2022

Festive light displays that will brighten Oregon’s 2022 holiday season

Silverton Christmas Market will bring all the same holiday festivities back to the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, including display of one million lights, German Christmas market, visits with Santa, and a snowless tubing hill. The event benefits local nonprofit organizations.

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Just under an hour from Portland is the Oregon Garden Resort, a place that comes to life each year for Silverton’s annual Christmas market. Booking a room provides easy access to the market where guests can enjoy the one million lights that ornament the resort’s paths while shopping for gifts from artisan vendors—hand-thrown pottery, cashmere scarves, beard oil infused with local ingredients, and more––or cozying up with a hot drink by a wood-burning fire pit. The resort offers a special overnight package, which includes entry to the market. 


December 22, 2021

Silverton Christmas Market staying open beyond the holidays

The Silverton Christmas Market at the Oregon Garden Resort will keep its holiday lights on through Sunday, Jan. 9.

The annual event first opened for the season the weekend after Thanksgiving and the only nights it won’t be open between now and Jan. 9 is Christmas Eve and Christmas.

This year’s event has more than one million lights set up along pathways that wind through the resort’s property.

December 21, 2021

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‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the Northwest, families were readying their homes and preparing to entertain guests.

Silverton Christmas Market – For anyone looking to do more shopping and holiday activities after Christmas, the Silverton Christmas Market might be the place to go. The market runs through Jan. 9, giving visitors time to head there after the holiday chaos dies down. The market features more than 1 million lights at the Oregon Garden Resort, gifts from vendors and a snowless tubing hill. 

December 13, 2021

Silverton Christmas Market lights up the Oregon Garden Resort

The Oregon Garden is no longer hosting its extravagant holiday display, but the Christmas in the Garden lights have moved next door, to the Oregon Garden Resort, for a renamed event called the Silverton Christmas Market.

The nightly Christmas market in Silverton includes a heated and covered beer garden, food and craft vendors and pictures with Santa. But the big draw is the lighted walking paths featuring more than a million Christmas lights.