Things to do in Bend, December

There's snow on the mountain and winter is definitely starting to make an appearance in Bend, Oregon. Here are some of the fantastic events happening in December in Bend and Central Oregon.

Jingle Bell Run & Christmas Parade | December 5
Bend traditions happen the first weekend in December: the Jingle Bell Run and Downtown Christmas Parade. The Jingle Bell Run is a 5K run benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Get your jingle bells on, reindeer ears and gather your friends and form a team. After the race, stick around for the Christmas Parade wrapping around downtown. 
Christmas Paddle | December 11
Gather the family or get ready to decorate your kayak, stand up paddle board or canoe for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's annual Christmas Paddle along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill. Spectator's viewing is from 4:15- 6 pm. 
Pink Martini | December 14
Portland's Pink Martini is back for a holiday show at the Tower Theatre. Their music crosses genres such as classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. Tickets information on the Tower Theater's website.
Tower Christmas | December 21-23
Get in the holiday spirit at "A Tower Christmas" an event showcasing popular and beloved stories, dances and songs, performed by many of Central Oregon’s celebrities on December 21 through 23 at the Tower Theatre. 
Mt. Bachelor opens on November 25 for their ski season. Check their website for events and make the Riverhouse Hotel your home base for all the ski, snowboard and winter activities in Bend and Central Oregon. 

Ready to book your stay in Bend, Oregon? Check our deals for the month of December.   Call us at (866) 452-6883 or make a reservation online.