Christmas is a great time to get together with family and friends. Instead of spending Christmas at home this year, why not celebrate Christmas away this year? Planning a trip to Hood River for Christmas for the you and your family is an excellent idea, and it is a great idea way to create lasting memories. Here are a few things to keep on your itinerary when planning a Hood River Christmas.
Hood River Holidays
In Hood River, the holiday season is a month-long celebration called Hood River Holidays. Come see Hood River as it transforms into a festive winter wonderland. Visit the many shops bustling with business as people shop for the holiday season. This celebration includes the annual Hood River Holidays Parade, which is a must-see for both locals and visitors. There is also the annual tree lighting at State & 2nd Streets. Hood River offers several other events throughout December to celebrate the holiday season. Locals and visitors can obtain a full schedule of events during the Hood River winter by visiting the official city website for Hood River.
Meet Santa Claus this Hood River Winter
Santa Claus makes a special stop in Hood River each year to spread happiness and joy to the little ones at Mt. Hood Meadows. Here youngsters can have breakfast with Santa at the Vertical North Pole Restaurant. Afterwards, the little ones will take pictures with St. Nick, and then gear up to join Santa for some skiing on the mountain. This is a memorable way to have your little ones meet Santa while visiting Hood River.
The Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express
If you enjoyed the book-turned-film, The Polar Express, now you’ll get the opportunity to experience it in person with the Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express, one of our favorite Hood River winter activities. Get tickets and board the train for some story-telling fun. You’ll even get to meet the conductors, Santa, the doubting hobo and other characters re-enacted on this train ride. Everyone will enjoy cookies and hot cocoa during the train ride, and Santa will personally visit each child on the train to collect their Christmas wishes. The train ride is about an hour and a half round-trip. If you are looking for a memorable experience for everyone this holiday season, the Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express is an awesome way to experience Christmas in Hood River.
Enjoy Christmas away from home this year in Hood River, Oregon with the help of the Hood River Vacation Rentals. We have numerous lodging options to accommodate your travel needs during your Hood River Christmas. Contact us today to set up your luxurious vacation rental.