With its ancient trees and snowy mountains, Hood River is the perfect place to spend Christmas. You can go skiing, sledding or snowboarding or just sit sip hot chocolate at the Timberline Lounge where you can watch other people exercise while you sit by the fire. The city offers several events that are fun for the whole family, like the Hood River Christmas Train, and a few of the town’s best restaurants are open for the holiday.
Hood River Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
The parade and tree lighting ceremony take place at the beginning of December. The parade kicks off around 6 and begins on Oak and 7th and the colorful floats and marching bands wind their way downtown. After the tree lighting ceremony there will be caroling and a visit from Santa.
The Train to Christmas Town in Hood River
The Hood River Christmas train departs Hood River station and takes groups of up to 25 people on an unforgettable ride. The journey is based on the classic children’s book of the same name. Dancing waiters serve you cookies and cocoa as actors recreate the story of two children who take a train to Christmas Town in Hood River accompanied by a squirrel, a cat and a bear.
If you don’t feel like cooking on your vacation, but you still want to eat Christmas dinner; fear not! There are a few restaurants in town where you can get a great holiday meal. The Riverside offers contemporary American Cuisine with a beautiful view of the Columbia River. There is a special menu for Christmas which includes options for every diet.
If you are a connoisseur of wine, you will love the 3 Rivers Café located in the Willamette Valley. They offer a special Christmas menu and the waitstaff will be able to recommend the perfect wine to go with your meal.
Where to Stay
There are only a few hotels in town, and they will all charge you a lot of money for a small room. Why not rent a gorgeous vacation home from Arrived Now? Our homes contain large living rooms with lots of comfortable seating, multiple bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a modern kitchen stocked with every appliance you can name. Our bathrooms are sparkling clean, come stocked with toiletries and many of them have his and hers sinks. Most of our homes come with parking and they all come with cable and internet. Give us a call today at 800-215-9880.