Join us behind the Lodge for holiday fun for the entire family at our Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony! This year's event will include a visit from Santa, live music, 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 resort restaurants. Live entertainment will take place outdoors on the main stage.
Grand Illumination Schedule of Events
12:00 - 4:30pm | Pony Rids & Petting Zoo (in front of the lodge)
12:00 - 7:00pm | Sunriver Observatory Telescope Viewing & Crafts
12:00 - 4:30pm | Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Putt Putt
12:00 - 5:30pm | Raffle tickets sales benefiting local non-profit, Wonderland Express
2:30 - 7:00pm | Live Music: Toast and Jam
3:00pm | Santa Arrives!
3:00 - 5:00pm | North Pole open for Santa visits
5:45pm | Sunriver Resort Tree Lighting with Santa
5:55pm | Raffle drawing benefiting local nonprofit, Wonderland Express
6:00 - 7:00pm | North Pole reopens for Santa Visits
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 with shuttle transportation to the event provided.
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