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Program of Events

Resort Activities | Fort Funnigan Activities | Dining Events | Excursions

RESORT ACTIVITIES

  • Grand Illumination
    Friday, November 29th | 3-7 pm
    Join us at the North Pole tent, adjacent to the Main Lodge, for holiday fun for the entire family. The North Pole will feature children's craft projects, entertainment from Mr. Magic, face painting, work from select local artisans and huggable characters. Enjoy pony rides and a petting zone from DD Ranch (from 1:30-5:00PM). Save your appetite for local vendors during the festivities or dine indoors at Resort outlets. Live entertainment starts outdoors on the main stage at 4:00PM with live entertainment from the Victorian Carolers and other performers; join our holiday sing-a-long.  Grand Illumination will commence at 5:30PM. Complimentary Shuttles provided by Sunriver Resort and the Bend Breeze will pick up guests from The Village at Sunriver, Community Bible Church and SHARC Parking Lot off Beaver Drive.
     
  • Gingerbread Junction
    NEW DATES!
    December 6th, 2013 - January 1st, 2014
    Sunriver Resort presents the 18th Annual Gingerbread Junction! Build fond memories and a spectacular gingerbread house, while helping your community! Proceeds from "lot" sales for Gingerbread Junction will be donated to the Newberry Habitat for Humanity. Sunriver Resort will match donations dollar for dollar up to $2,500. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of the Sunriver Resort Lodge from December 6, 2013 through January 1, 2014. Visit sunriver-resort.com/gingerbread to sign up!
     
  • Holiday Marketplace
    Friday, November 29th, 11:30am-5:30pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 9am-4:30pm
    The 12th Annual Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace is located in the Homestead Building and Heritage Rooms, Great Hall. Find a unique gift or holiday ornament at our annual arts and crafts show. Regional artists will feature work including pottery, jewelry, fine arts, textiles, metalwork, woodworking, stained glass and more. Vendor demonstrations throughout the day.
     
  • Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk
    Friday, November 29th | 10:00am
    Don't worry about that second helping of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! You can work it off at our annual three-mile Turkey Trot Fun Run and Walk supporting the Neighborhood Impact program. This year Sunriver Resort has made it a goal is to gather more than 200 pounds of canned food items for Neighborhood Impact. Come join us and celebrate our kick-off to the holiday season by exercising your giving sprit. Turkey Trot is an untimed Fun Run/Walk to get you outdoors for some exercise and family fun! Pre-Registration is required. Register before November 15th to receive a Turkey Trot shirt. Registrations received after November 15th will not receive a shirt but you can order one to be shipped to you at a later date. No day-of registration. Register online at Sunriver-Resort.com
    Cost: $25 per runner/walker
     
  • Warren Miller's "Ticket to Ride"
    Friday, November 29th Special Grand Illumination Showtime of 7:30pm
    December 21st, December 28th | 6pm

    Warren Miller Entertainment brings you the newest installment Ticket to Ride, featuring skiers and snowboarders worldwide in places such as Alaskan Tordrillos, Iceland's Troll Peninsula, fjords of Greenland and the expansive Big Sky country of Montana as they perform incredible feats that amaze and inspire.  Check with the concierge for movie location. Each film will offer a chance to win winter sports swag. Raffle starts promptly at 9:30pm on all three datres. Must be present to win. Raffle tickets are handed out with entrance to the film.
    Cost: $5 for Resort Guests, $10 for General Public
     
  • Elf Tuck-Ins
    November 30th - December 21st Fridays and Saturdays only | 6pm-9pm
    December 23rd & 24th | 6pm-9pm

    Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies will dance in their heads after Santa's helper reads your children a favorite Christmas story and says good night with warm holiday wishes and a special goodie bag.  Appointment times available from 6:00-9:00pm.  Tuck-ins available for Sunriver, Crosswater and Caldera Springs communities; ages 12 and under only.  Reservations required with a 24-hour cancellation policy or full program fee will be charged.
    Cost: $25 per child, Resort Guests; $35 per child on Christmas Eve. $35 per child, General Public; $45 per child on Christmas Eve.
     
  • Santa's Workshop
    Fridays, December 6th - December 13th | 3:00-5:00pm
    Saturdays, November 30th - December 14th | 1:00-5:00pm
    December 17th - 21st and 24th - 28th | 1:00-5:00pm (not open Christmas day)

    Step into the magical world of Santa's Workshop and create your own hand-crafted holiday keepsake. Choose from fused-glass ornaments, night lights or a hand-painted ceramic mug worthy of Mrs. Claus' Hot Cocoa and perfect for any holiday gift or keepsake. Santa's Workshop is located in the Yurt between Fort Funnigan and the Bike Barn and is only open during craft sessions.
    *Please allow 30 - 45 minutes to complete your masterpiece as the workshop closes promptly at 5pm to allow for additional programs.  Children 12 and under require parent supervision.
    Cost: $15-40 for fused glass projects, $12-25 for ceramic projects
     
  • The Bear Factory TM
    Saturdays, November 30th - December 28th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Abbot Room in Main Lodge

    We're excited to bring you the official Bear Factory stuffed animal collection.  Choose from a variety holiday animals such as Rudolf, Frosty, penguins, Polar bears and so much more! You will hand-stuff them to achieve the perfect hugability.  Dress your new friend in an outfit suitable for a holiday party or brunch with Santa.  Beary cool! Walk-in program; please allow 15 minutes to create your holiday animal.
    Cost: $25 per animal, $15 per outfit
     
  • New Year's Eve Family Night
    Tuesday, December 31st | 7:30-10:00pm
    The family that plays together stays together... and gets to bed at a reasonable time.  Enjoy our favorite selection of interactive board, arcade and Wii games.  Win prizes throughout the night and enjoy ice cream sundaes!  We will count down to the New Year with the East Coast at 9:00pm with a sparkling cider or champagne toast.  A no-host bar will be available for select beers and wines.  Adult participation and reservations are required.  48-hour cancellation policy or full program fee will be charged.
    Cost: $30 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under
     
  • Rockin' New Year's Eve Teen Dance
    December 31st  - January 1st| 9:00pm - 12:30am

    Celebrate the good times of 2013 and ring in 2014 at our Keep the Party Glowing Dance Party. Black light will surround the room to have the perfect glow. Wear white or neon for best effects. We will also provide glowing accessories to make sure you are glowing for the New Year. We will also have arcade games to help with friendly competition. Party hats, horns, and party favors will be handed out along with a mock-champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight to end the party right.  No reservations required.
    Cost: $25 admission for ages 13-19
     
  • Sunriver Resort Magic Show
    December 20th, 26th and 30th | 7:00pm
    Location: Sunriver Resort North Pole (Upper level of the Lodge)
    As if the holiday season isn't magical enough, we're bringing in Mr. Magic for an evening of humor, interaction and of course...magic!  Gingerbread Junction will be closed from 7-8pm on nights of Magic Show.
    $5 adults, children under 12 free with paying adult
     
    Polar Bear Plunge
    Wednesday, January 1st | 10:00am
    Start off the New Year with a splash by taking an icy plunge into the Lodge Village Pool. After your plunge, grab a logoed mug to show off to all your friends and fill with our house-made hot chocolate to warm your bones.
    Cost: Free to the brave of heart. $5 for a souvenir mug filled with hot chocolate (while supplies last!)

FORT FUNNIGAN ACTIVITIES

  • Holiday Magic
    6-9pm  (Friday, Dec. 20th, Thursday, Dec. 26th and Monday, Dec. 30th)

    It is the most magical time of the year with tiny crystals of snow falling, flying reindeer and the children at the Fort making their own magic. We'll learn a few pocket tricks to take home and amaze your friends and watch the pro Mr. Magic perform.  We'll even watch our delicious dessert disappear before our very eyes!
     
  • Parent's Night Out! 
    6-9pm  (Monday, Dec. 23rd and Saturday, Dec. 28th  )

    Parent's take a night to yourself to dine out, relax in the spa or catch up on some adult conversation. We've got the entertainment covered for your children. .  . We'll make some Flubber,  do a pepper experiment and play everyone's favorite games like freeze tag, ping pong scramble and Four Corners. We'll also create works of art with golf balls while we have a ball throughout the evening. Don't miss out!
     
  • Winter in the High Desert
    9am - 4pm (Saturday, Dec. 21st)
    Many animals hibernate for months, but not all of them. What do the other animals do in Central Oregon when it is cold and snowy outside? We'll take a trip to the High Desert Museum to have these and many other questions answers while we explore animal survival skills and much more.
     
  • Elves-In-Training  
    6-9pm  (Saturday, Dec 21st)

    Kids - get ready for a visit from Jolly ol' St. Nick!  Spend the day with us to see what it takes to get ready for Christmas. We'll create some reindeer food recipes sure to satisfy even the pickiest of them. You'll design tree trimming creations that will be the perfect ornaments to give and be fitted with your very own elf hat!
     
  • Winter Wonderland
    9am - 4pm (Thursday, Dec. 26th, Friday, Dec. 27th and Saturday, Dec. 28th)
    At Fort Funnigan's Winter Wonderland, you won't find any assembly lines - just pure holiday excitement! We'll play games and make crafts that show off our holiday excitement. We will also attend Traditions events when available. Be sure to bring your snowsuits and boots; we'll be playing outside in the snow!

Pricing:

  Resort Guests  General Public 
9am - 4pm  $55.00 $65.00
6pm-9pm $35.00 $40.00

Policies:
Whether it's a day of art and crafts, outdoor adventures or "monkeying around" on the indoor bouldering wall, Sunriver Resort has created the perfect environment for children ages 3-10. At Fort Funnigan, kids have the run of the Fort and the Resort! Each program depicts the activities and crafts that will be done throughout the program. Of course serious fun means a serious commitment to safety. We've staffed our facility with caring people who hold first-aid and CPR certifications and food-handlers' licenses and who have had criminal background checks. We boast a low child-to-adult ratio to ensure that your child gets the attention he or she deserves, and of course to maximize fun! Please ensure that children are dressed appropriately, as some of our activities take us outdoors.

Registration Policy:
All children must be fully potty-trained and training pants free-sorry, no exceptions. Pre-registration is required by 8pm the evening prior to the desired program or availability cannot be guaranteed. Cancellation of reservations must be made 24 hours prior to the start of the registered program or the full program fee will be charged.

DINING EVENTS

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Meadows at the Lodge
    Thursday, November 28 | 12pm-8pm
    Elaborate Holiday Dinner Buffet, $45 per adult, $24 children ages 6-12, 5 and under complimentary with paid adult. Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.
     
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at the Great Hall
    Thursday, November 28 | 2-7pm

    If you favor a bountiful buffet, come join us in the Great Hall for the dining experience of the year. We'll have all your Thanksgiving favorites, plus an assortment of delectable Northwest dishes. Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. $45 adults; $24 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under. Please call 541-593-1000 for reservations. 
     
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grille at Crosswater
    Thursday, November 28 | 5-7pm

    Enjoy Thanksgiving at the exclusive Grille at Crosswater. Reservations are required for this special holiday prix fixe menu. 36-hour cancellation policy. $47 adults, $23 children 6-12. Kids' menu available for children 5 and under. Free shuttle service to and from the Sunriver Lodge. Open only to Resort guests.
     
  • Brunch with Santa at the Great Hall
    Saturday, November 30 | 8:30am-1:00pm
    Tuesday, December 24 | 8:30am-1:00pm

    Have brunch with Santa and all of his Sunriver friends in the Great Hall. There will be great food and fun characters to mix and mingle with, too! Reservations required. $38 adults; $21 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under. 36-hour cancellation policy.
     
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Great Hall
    Saturday, December 7 | 8:30-11:30am
    Sunday, December 15 | 8:30-11:30am

    A breakfast buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus is sure to be at the top of your child's wish list for years to come. Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. $28 adults; $14 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under.
     
  • Christmas Brunch at Meadows at the Lodge
    Wednesday, December 25 | 8am-1pm

    Elaborate Holiday Brunch Buffet, $45 per adult, $24 children ages 6-12, 5 and under complimentary with paid adult brunch. Champagne and mimosas included for $8 additional. Live Music. Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.
     
  • Christmas Dinner at the Great Hall
    Wednesday, December 25 | 2-7pm
    Eat like royalty during our spectacular Christmas Buffet served in the Great Hall. Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. $45 adults; $24 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under.
     
  • Christmas Dinner Buffet  at Meadows at the Lodge
    Wednesday, December 25 | 4-8pm

    Expansive Holiday dinner buffet. $45 per adult, $24 for children ages 6-12, 5 and under complimentary with paid adult buffet. Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.
     
  • Christmas Dinner at the Grille at Crosswater
    Wednesday, December 25 | 4-6:30pm

    Enjoy Christmas Dinner at the exclusive Grille at Crosswater for a truly memorable holiday experience. Reservations are required for this yuletide prix fixe menu. 36-hour cancellation policy. $51 adults; $26 children 6-12. Kids' menu available for children 5 and under. Free shuttle service to and from the Sunriver Lodge. Open only to Resort guests.
     
  • New Year's Eve at the Grille at Crosswater
    Tuesday, December 31 | 6-8:30pm

    New Year's Eve comes early to Crosswater! Ring in the New Year with Central Oregon's own Hawaiian singer/songwriter, Bill Keale. Reservations are required for this special 4-course holiday dinner featuring a selection of progressive Northwest Cuisine from Crosswater Chef de Cuisine Jason Greene. 36-hour cancellation policy. $99 per person. Free shuttle service to and from the Sunriver Lodge. Open only to Resort guests.
     
  • New Year's Eve Dinner at Meadows at the Lodge
    Tuesday, December 31 | 5-10pm

    3-course plated holiday menu, $75 per adult, $32 for children ages 6-12, children's menu available for 5 and under. Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.
     
  • New Year's Eve Party at The Lodge
    Tuesday, December 31 | 8pm-1am

    Dance and party the night away at the biggest New Year's Eve Party in Central Oregon. $50 cover charge includes live entertainment,  hors d'oeuvres, party favors, photograph, and champagne toast at midnight. Must be 21 years of age or older. Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.
     
  • New Year's Day Brunch at The Lodge
    Wednesday, January 1 | 8am-1pm
    Start the new year off with the best New Year's Day Brunch in Central Oregon. , $45 per adult, $24 children ages 6-12, 5 and under complimentary with paid adult brunch. Champagne and mimosas included for $8 additional.  Reservations Required. Please call 541-593-3740 for reservations.

EXCURSIONS

  • Wanderlust Tours
    November - January
    Reservations: 541-389-8359

    Daily Snowshoe tours, Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe Tours beneath the mountain sky, and special Bonfires on the Snow events.
    -- Wanderlust Tours offers winter activity at its best! These naturalist-led trips will create terrific memories!

    Daily guided Snowshoe tours: $60
    Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe tours (11/15, 11/16, 12/13 and 12/14): $70
    Bonfire on the Snow tours (12/23 and 12/26 - 12/30): $85
    New Year's Eve Bonfire trip: $95

  • Sleigh Rides!
    Reservations: 541-593-6995

    Treat your family to a time-honored Holiday Tradition: A One Horse Open Sleigh Ride along the Deschutes River! Victorian Sleighs hold four adults & two children comfortably. Warm winter blankets provided.
    December 14th - January 1st (weeknights only, weather permitting)
    Cost: $125 per sleigh non-Holiday dates
    $175 per sleigh: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
     
  • MT. BACHELOR SKI SHUTTLES
    Weekdays | Depart 8am, Return 4pm
    Weekends and holidays | Depart 8 & 9:30am, Return 2 & 4pm

    Shuttles leave from the front of the Sunriver Resort Lodge and drop off at Mt. Bachelor's West Village. Round trip rates for Sunriver Resort Guests are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 12 and under). General Public rates are $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 12 and under). Advanced reservations are required via the Front Desk at 541-593-1000.
  • Holiday Family Portraits
    For reservations call Doug at: 541-280-4378
    Capture your family getaway with Sunriver's own on-site photography team. From large family gatherings to romantic couple getaways, let Sunriver Resort Photography make your vacation unforgettable for generations to come.  All prints are produced in-house to the highest standards with state-of-the-art equipment. Let us help you capture those precious memories.


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