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Sunriver tree lighting ceremony with fireworks

Grand Illumination

Saturday, November 21 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Holiday fun for the entire family at the Sunriver Resort Grand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony! Located at the main Lodge and Backyard, this year's event will include fireworks and light show with holiday tunes, a visit from Santa, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, children's craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, bounce houses, Putt Putt, huggable holiday characters, and more. Grab a bite from local vendors or at one of our restaurants. Live entertainment will take place outdoors on the main stage. In the Lodge you will find a hot cocoa station and holiday gift shopping.

Grand Illumination Schedule of Events 2019 (2020 will be similar)

12:00 - 4:30pm | Pony Rides and Petting Zoo in front of the lodge (weather permitting)

12:00 - 7:00pm | Sunriver Observatory Telescope Viewing, Holiday Crafts & Face Painting

12:00 - 4:30pm | Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Putt Putt

12:00 - 5:00pm | Raffle ticket sales benefiting local non-profit, Wonderland Express

 2:30 - 7:00pm | Live Music: Toast and Jam

 2:00pm | Santa Arrives!

 2:00 - 5:00pm | North Pole open for Santa visits

 5:25pm | Raffle drawing benefiting local nonprofit, Wonderland Express

 5:45pm | Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Holiday Light Show

 5:55pm | FIREWORKS! 

 6:00 - 7:00pm | North Pole reopens for Santa Visits


There will be Sunriver parking staff directing traffic & parking during this event.
Two parking options are available to event attendees:

1. VIP parking at the Sunriver Lodge, Great Hall, Homestead and Bike Barn Parking Lots ( for a $10 cash donation to Wonderland Express, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides families in need with a memorable holiday experience including a full holiday meal, warm clothing, grocery gift cards, holiday gifts, photos with Santa and much more.  Donations are tax-deductible with 100% of proceeds going directly to Wonderland Express.

2. Free parking at SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center) with shuttle transportation to the event provided available from 3-7pm. SHARC is located at 57250 Overlook Road, Sunriver, OR 97707.

Sunriver Lodge: 17600 Center Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707
Bike Barn: 57070 Great Hall Loop, Sunriver, OR 97707
Great Hall / Homestead: 57081 Meadow Rd, Sunriver, OR 97707



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