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2017 Holiday Activities & Events at Skamania Lodge

November 16th through December 31st

2017 Holiday Events and Activities

From November 16th to December 31st, Skamania Lodge is celebrating the holiday season with treasured traditions to make this truly the “most wonderful time of the year.”

The Cascadian-style lodge, located in the Columbia River Gorge just 45 minutes east of Portland, is hosting multiple memory-making events, including its popular Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration and Elf Story Time, as well as classic activities featuring live music and fun holiday demonstrations. And, a mailbox in the lobby ready for letters to be sent Santa.

Celebrate the holidays at Skamania Lodge.  Learn more about our overnight Holiday Package.

The variety of activities, set among 175 wooded acres of winter wonderland, is sure to give families and friends a holiday season to remember.


Special Events:

Gingerbread Junction Grand Unveiling  (Nov. 18, 5 p.m.)
Join us in the Resort’s lobby as we unveil the Gingerbread Junction, our oversized Gingerbread House created by our talented team of culinary professionals.  We will have gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa for your enjoyment.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Village Fair (Nov. 22, 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.)  
Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Gorge Room at 5 pm with holiday music, hot chocolate, coffee and snacks.  Continue the celebration in the Stevenson Ballroom with our first Village Fair from 5:30 pm until 7 pm.  

Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet (Nov. 23, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Special Holiday Menu.  $49.95 for  Adults / $24.95 for Ages 8-12 / $16.95 for Ages 4-7 / 3 and under free.   Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844-432-4748. 

Breakfast with Santa (Nov. 25, 9 a.m until 12 noon) 
Children can join Santa for a very special breakfast featuring wonderful holiday music from local community choirs.  Share wish lists and capture the moment with a photograph. Ticket includes seating, full breakfast buffet, juice and coffee service.  

Price:   $17 for children 12 and under; $26 for adults; Free for children three and under. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite

Christmas in the Gorge Holiday Events (Dec. 1 - 3)
The Gorge celebrates the Holidays with a festive parade and arts & crafts bazaar.  Join us in the town of Stevenson for all of the holiday fun.

     •  Starlight Parade (Dec. 1, 7 p.m.) 
        Take part in a treasured holiday tradition by watching the Starlight Parade on Highway 14 in downtown Stevenson, Washington

     •  Arts & Crafts Bazaar (Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

Shop and eat during this festive day at the Exhibit Hall at Skamania County Fairgrounds with holiday activities including a handmade arts and crafts bazaar, open houses at local businesses, Nativity displays, cookie fair, holiday sing-a-longs and more! Details at

Christmas Holiday Buffet (Dec. 25, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.)  
Celebrate the most wonderful day of the year in The Cascade Dining Room.

Pricing:  $49.95 for Adults / $24.95 for Ages 8-12 / $16.95 for Ages 4-7 / 3 and under free.  

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844-432-4748 or ONLINE; hotel packages available.  See Menu

Skamania’s NYE Concert and Celebration (Dec. 31, 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) 
Overnight guests of Skamania Lodge can Ring in 2018 dancing the night away in the ballroom to live music by 24-7 while enjoying a light snacks and complimentary champagne toast (must be 21 or older). This year's theme is "New Years in the City".  

Purchase tickets by calling 844-432-4748. $70 per person; $130 per couple.

Overnight Special Offer available.

Recurring Events:

Holiday Vine Gogh at the Gorge (Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.) 
Enjoy wine while creating a holiday masterpiece under the advisory of Jenny Schildan, Skamania’s official Artist in Residence.

Friday Night Holiday Buffet (Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, 5 – 9 p.m.) 
Enjoy a special holiday buffet menu prepared by Executive Chef Matt Hale and served in the Cascade Dining Room.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844-432-4748 or ONLINE

 Price:  $44.50 for adults; $19.50 for children ages 8 to 12; $12.50 for children ages 4 to 7; free for children ages 3 and under.   

Weekend Activities (Thanksgiving – December 31):

Gift of Music (Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Listen to live holiday tunes in the Gorge Room

November 24 featuring John Nilsen
November 25 featuring John Nilsen

December 1 featuring Shelly Rudolph
December 2 featuring Michael Blake

December 8 featuring Kelly Bechtell
December 9 featuring John Ross

December 15 featuring Andrew Serino
December 16 featuring Michael Blake

December 22 featuring Kelly Bechtell
December 23 featuring Andrew Serino

December 29 featuring John Nilsen
December 30 featuring John Nilsen 

Elf Story Time 
Fridays and Saturdays
 8 – 9 p.m. 
Cozy up by the Gorge Room fire with a cup of hot cocoa and cookies to listen to stories filled with the magic of the season.

Build a Holiday Friend Workshop  (Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.)
Beginning Thanksgiving weekend through December 30th
Your kids will love creating their very own stuffed animal at Skamania Lodge! Let them choose their own 15” figure - a snowman or reindeer. Kits are $30 each and come complete with everything you need for the project, including a wishing star and adoption certificate. In the Meadow Room.

Merry Beary Holidays Event  (November 22 through New Year's Day from 8 AM - 6 PM)
Shop for the holidays in Skamania’s abundantly stocked Gift Shop this year and take home an adorable stuffed bear*!
  -  Spend $100 - 199, receive a 10.5” Merry Beary
  -  Spend $200 - 299, receive a 15” Merry Beary
  -  Spend $300+, receive a 22” Merry Beary
*While supplies last.

Holiday Event and Activities

Where:  Skamania Lodge: 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way Stevenson, WA 98648

When:  November 16, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Reservations:  844-432-4748

Holidays at Skamania Lodge are fun and festive!

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