Holiday Fun at Mt Hood (Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's Eve)
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Monday, November 20, 2017

Fun Activities and Events at Mt Hood for the Holidays

Fun Activities at Mt Hood during the Holidays

Whether you are spending a few days in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental this holiday season or just visiting the Villages of Mt Hood for a few hours there are lots of activities for you to enjoy from snow play fun (tubing, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing) to shopping to Christmas Caroling, visiting Santa Claus and more for everyone in the family to enjoy. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Years Eve, check out our list of things to do at Mt Hood during the holidays.

Friday, November 24: 2-Hour Turkey Trot Snowshoe

Join Mt. Hood Adventure the Friday after Thanksgiving for a fun 2 Hour Snowshoe Tour! Meet your guide at the Mt. Hood Adventure Store in Government Camp (located in the Huckleberry Inn Building) at 9:30 AM to register and get your snowshoe gear (which is included in the price). At 10 AM we will head outside and begin hiking up Mt. Hood towards the Crostown Trail System!

Pray for Snow

Saturday, November 25: Pray for Snow Party at the Skyway Bar and Grill

Pray for Snow Party! Shout out to the snow gods for another awesome winter season. Gather with your friends to dance, celebrate the mountain and pray for snow. Live Music and fun. 9 PM

Holiday Artisans' Sale

Saturday, November 25: Holiday Artisan Sale at The Resort

Join us on Small Business Saturday, for a day of small box shopping and get ahead of your holiday gift list! Support over 35 local artists, shop owners and winemakers while sipping wine and getting your shopping done early. This free event takes place in the Cascade Ballroom at The Resort at The Mountain. 10 AM - 6 PM

Welches Holiday Bazaar - Christmas Shopping

Saturday, December 2: Welches Holiday Bazaar

Family-friendly holiday shopping at the Welches School 10 AM - 4 PM. Come support and shop local vendors, members of our great community, enjoy food & beverages and get your picture taken with Santa! Pictures with Santa will be 11am-2pm! Non-profit. Not affiliated with the Oregon Trail School District.

Sandy Oregon Ski Swap and Warren Miller Movie

Friday & Saturday - December 1 - 2: Sandy Ski Swap and Warren Miller Movie

Sandy High School Ski Team Ski Swap benefits the ski team with all kinds of great deals on ski and snowboard equipment. Plus watch Warren Miller's Line of Descent.

Christmas Toy and Food Drive Dinner

Saturday, December 2: Mt Hood Christmas Toy and Food Drive Dinner

Mt Hood Lion's club hosts this benefit dinner every year. Happy Hour at 6 PM. Dinner at 7 PM. Bring an unwrapped gift or toy and join us for a delicious dinner with roast beef, ham and all the trimmings while helping those in need. $15 at the door. Mile Post 41 on Highway 26 in Welches.

Lindsoe Clayworks Pottery

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3: Lindsoe Clayworks Holiday Studio Sale

Functional and Unique Stoneware, hand-thrown at Mt Hood. 10 AM - 5 PM. 69177 E Barlow Trail Rd, Zigzag

Sue Allen Studio Ink Holiday Studio Sale

Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3: Sue Allen Studio Ink Holiday Studio Sale

Screenprints, Bookarts, Sazzisnaps, Artcoor all locally crafted by Sue Allen. 20-40% off original prints, cards, photos, bookarts and much more. 10 AM - 4 PM

Christmas Tree Lighting at Timberline at Mt Hood

Friday, December 8: Christmas Tree Lighting at Timberline

Each year we find a beautiful 30’ tall evergreen to adorn the Main Lobby Headhouse and kick off the holidays! Join us on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 6pm when we officially light up the tree. Afterwards continue the fun and help us decorate. We will sing carols after the lighting for anyone who wants to join in!

Christmas Photos with Santa Claus

Saturday, December 9: Geren's Farm Store Pictures with Santa

Come have your FREE picture taken with Santa here at Geren's from 11 AM - 2 PM! Four legged, two legged, feathered and furry kids are all welcome! Lots of in store discounts too! Door prizes - Face Painting - Balloon Man. Suggested donation of 2 cans per person to go towards our perishable goods food drive. 1 FREE picture per group - each additional picture will be $1. You can also have us upload your picture to the group event page so you can share as you'd like.

Mt Hood Winter Kick-off Party at Timberline Ski Area

Saturday, December 9: Winter Kick-off Party at Timberline

Now that we’ve had some snow, we’re ready to kick this winter into gear at Timberline Lodge! We’ll bring the powder, you bring your friends and family! 9 AM - 6 PM

Y’Bar Traeger specials, Live Music in the Wy’East Cafe, Red Bull DJ on the Deck, Free Quick Wax with food & beverage purchase, Rail Jam, On-Snow Demos, Contests & Giveaways, and much, much more!

Fly Fishing Shop Metal Head Christmas

Saturday, December 9: Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Steelhead Clinic

A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration! Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations! Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge. 15% off all non-sale items in the store.

Cosmic Tubing at Mt Hood Skibowl

Saturday & Sunday, December 9 - 10: Cosmic Tubing with Frosty & Santa

The jolly elf himself will be visiting Mt Hoood Skibowl with Frosty the Snowman at the Snow Tube & Adventure Park at Skibowl East. Santa and Frosty will be visiting the tube hill, and then Santa will set up shop in front of the fireplace inside the Multorpor Lodge. Kids will be able to sit with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. There will be photo opportunities and treats for the kids, too.

Special Needs Kids Visit Santa Claus

Sunday, December 10: Special Needs Santa Visit

At Geren's Feed Store, 8 AM - 10 AM. Santa will be coming back for another visit just for kids of all ages with special needs and sensory issues! This free event will be taking place before stores open, giving families the opportunity to visit Santa and receive a gift and get photos with no overhead music, and fewer crowds. Pictures will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Dec. 12th.

Christmas Caroling Sing-along with Julie McCarl

Friday, December 15: Caroling Sing-Along with Julie McCarl

2nd annual sing along we had so many laughs where doing it all over! Special menu featuring prime rib. Come enjoy the holiday season and your vocals! 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Reservations required, 503-622-4618

Poetry Slam and Open Mic Night at AntFarm

Friday, December 15: Poetry Slam and Open Mic Night

At the AntFarm in Sandy, 6 PM - 9 PM. Bring yourself, your friends, and your performance for a night of art filled sharing! This event is open to poetry, music, storytelling, any and all forms of performance! All ages welcome, sign up at the door. AntFarm Cafe & Bakery will provide coffee, tea, and light snacks.

Elysian Brewery Taster and Fundraiser

Friday, December 15: Elysian Brings the Party to Hood Taster & Fundraiser

Come PARTY with us and Elysian Brewing at the Ratskellar in Government Camp for our Tasting and Fundraiser Event. Specialty beers, photobooth, live music & fundraiser for Multnomah County Special Olympics Snowboard Team. 100% of donations going to PDX Special Olympics.

Winter Brew Fest at Mt Hood Meadows

Saturday, December 16: Winter Brew Fest

Mt. Hood Meadows presents The Winter Brew Fest. Visit Meadows December 16th! Be sure to try some of the Northwest's finest microbrews! We are excited to host locally owned and operated breweries who share our passion for the mountain and the outdoors. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Mt Hood Skibowl

Saturday, December 16: Ugly Sweater Party

Dig in the closet and find the ugliest sweater you can find - you know, the one grandma knitted for you for Christmas? Wear it to Skibowl on December 16th, 2017 and receive $7 off a night lift ticket! Good from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This fun event is sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewing, who will be hosting an Ugly Sweater Fashion Show / contest at 8:00 PM in the Beerstube. There will be great prizes to hand out, along with food and drink specials for the night.

Fireworks at Mt Hood Skibowl

Saturday, December 16: Saturday Night Lights Fireworks

The party will be at the Skibowl Snow Tube & Adventure Park for our "Saturday Night Lights"!  Join us for a fantastic FREE firework display at 8:00pm. Cosmic Tubing will be rockin'  with a DJ spinning the hottest tunes starting at 6:00pm and going until 10:00pm.  The Multorpor Lodge will be open for full food service with the Multorpor Lodge Cafe on the main floor serving up all your basics, and the 70 Meter Bar & Grill upstairs featuring gourmet burgers and hot drink specials! Let's get Cosmic!

Christmas Tree with Lights in the Snow at Government Camp

Saturday, December 16: Christmas Tree Lighting in Government Camp

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join Mt. Hood skibowl and the town of Government Camp, Saturday evening December 16th in the middle of town, right next to Huckleberry Inn. Santa and Frosty will arrive on a special fire engine from the Hoodland Fire Department.  The festivities start at 6:00pm as the switch is flipped and the town Christmas tree is lit up in all its splendor.  Santa will be available for the youngsters to tell him what they would like for Christmas.  Donuts and hot cocoa will be on hand provided by Huckleberry Inn.  Sign up for a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through town.

Cosmic Tubing at Mt Hood Skibowl

Saturday & Sunday, December 16-17: Cosmic Tubing with Santa & Frosty

The jolly elf himself will be visiting Mt Hoood Skibowl with Frosty the Snowman at the Snow Tube & Adventure Park at Skibowl East. Santa and Frosty will be visiting the tube hill, and then Santa will set up shop in front of the fireplace inside the Multorpor Lodge. Kids will be able to sit with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas. There will be photo opportunities and treats for the kids, too.

Christmas Music at Skyway Bar and Grill

Sunday, December 17: Christmas Music at the Skyway Bar & Grill

Transcendental Brass Band (Christmas Time Jazz Show) 7 - 10 PM

Breakfast with Santa at Mt Hood Meadows

Saturday & Sunday, December 23-24: Breakfast with Santa at Mt Hood Meadows

Bring the kiddos for Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Hood Meadows, December 23rd or 24th. Enjoy great food and tell Santa what you want this season!

Christmas Dinner and Caroling with Santa at Timberline at Mt Hood

Sunday, December 24: Caroling with Santa on Christmas Eve at Timberline

You’ll believe all over again when Santa comes down our chimney. Join in our Christmas traditions as we welcome Santa, sing carols by candle light around the fireplace and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Guests will be seated in the award winning Cascade Dining Room and Main Lobby Headhouse from 2:30pm to 5:45pm. This year, we’ll have a Magic Show at 7:15pm for kids in the Barlow Room. Santa arrives at 7:45pm! Reservations required.

Christmas Dinner at Timberline at Mt Hood

Monday, December 25: Christmas Dinner at Timberline

The holidays are a magical time at Timberline Lodge. On Christmas Day, enjoy a multi-course meal at Timberline Lodge with friends and family while watching the snow drift down outside the cozy lodge.Guests will be seated in the award winning Cascade Dining Room and Main Lobby Headhouse. Reservations are required

Tony Starlight Music and Comedy Show

Saturday, December 30: Tony Starlight Show at the Resort at the Mountain

The Tony Starlight Music and Comedy Show is a hybrid of music and comedy rooted in the classic nightclub style of entertainment. The show is a combination of song parodies and musical impressions of iconic artists like Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Bob Seger, Elton John and more. Tony is an interactive entertainer who works the crowd as he lovingly lampoons American pop culture.

New Year's Eve Party at the Skyway Bar & Grill

Sunday, December 31: New Year's Eve Party at the Skyway Bar & Grill

Blue Flags & Black Grass (American Roots String Band playing Bluegrass, Viper Jazz, Jug Music and Ol' Time Country Blues) 9:30 PM, $5 Cover Charge

Torchlight Parade at Mt Hood Skibowl on New Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31: New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Skibowl

Ring in the New Year in style with the biggest event on Mt. Hood.  Mt. Hood Skibowl will celebrate 30 years of its legendary fireworks extravaganza December 31st, 2017. The fun will be going on all day and continue until 2:00am.  A live DJ kicks off the party spinning your favorite tunes from 8:00pm to 1:00am at Skibowl west.  A torch light parade down the Lower Bowl will precede the evenings two firework displays which happen at the stroke of midnight.  Another live DJ will be spinning the hotest tunes during Cosmic Tubing at Skibowl East from 8:00pm to 1:00am. There will also be fun winter games, multiple beer gardens and a dance party that lasts into the night. Watch the spectacular firework displays at either Skibowl West or East. Ski and ride until 2:00am, and Cosmic Tube at Skibowl East until 1:00am.

Fireworks on New Year's Eve at Mt Hood

Sunday, December 31: New Year's Eve at Timberline

A wintry evening of skiing or snowboarding is such a memorable way to enjoy the last day of the year that many have made it an annual tradition. This is the year to make it yours too. Night skiing begins at 4:00pm and continues until midnight. Dance the night away with Nobody’s Sweetheart. Warm up in the Ram’s Head Bar and watch our beautiful fireworks show at 10:00pm.

Mt Hood Vacation Rentals Apple Pie Christmas Special

Friday, November 24 - Thursday, November 30, 2017: Mt Hood Christmas Pie Special

Spend Christmas in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental and we will buy the pie! Book a reservation including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and there will be a ready-to-bake Willamette Valley Pie Company 9-inch apple pie in the home upon your arrival. And to "sweeten the pie", the rates have been reduced for a limited time! Valid for a holiday reservation booked between November 24-30, 2017 with arrival dates of December 15-23, 2017 and including the nights of December 24 & 25, 2017 in a Mt Hood Vacations Rental based upon availability while these dates last.

Winter Midweek Specials in Mt Hood Vacation Rentals

November 27, 2017 - March 22, 2018: Winter Midweek Deals

Stay in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental Sunday - Thursday nights this winter and add a 3rd night for 1/2 price. The 4th night will be free.


  • November 27 - December 14, 2017
  • January 3 - 11, 2018
  • January 16 - February 15, 2018
  • February 19 - March 22, 2018
  • Not valid during holiday periods or with other discounts, specials or promotions. Discounts will automatically calculate upon booking.
Mt Hood Vacation Rentals Lift Ticket Specials for Skiers and Snowboarders

December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018: Lift Ticket Discounts

Save on lift tickets at Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area when you stay in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental this winter. All lift tickets are valid open to close (excluding the night shift ticket). Lift tickets may be purchased during business hours in our Welches office throughout your visit. Limit of one lift ticket per vacation rental guest per day during your stay. No pre-purchase necessary. Black-out dates may apply. Lift tickets are valid after ski areas are in full operation.

Holidays At Mt Hood

Browse the Archive

Back to Top