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3 Ways to Keep the Family Entertained Over Thanksgiving in Bend Oregon

Finding a reason to travel to Bend, Oregon is never a difficult task. There are enough things to do and see along with a community that provides endless fun events, so it is always a good time to visit. But as Thanksgiving comes around, this place comes to life with the spirit of the holidays. For this reason, a Thanksgiving spent here is sure to be one of the most memorable of your life. Here are three ways to keep the family entertained during Thanksgiving in Bend Oregon.

Sisters Holiday Celebration

The best place to kick off the holidays is the Sisters Holiday Celebration, taking place this year on November 23rd and 24th. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the lighting of the Christmas tree. The fun continues into Saturday with their renowned holiday parade that you will not want to miss. Throughout this time, you can also take the little ones to visit Santa Claus at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce.

Turkey Trot Like Never Before

The “I Like Pie” run is a beloved tradition on Thanksgiving in Bend, and this year it is better than ever. As you may have guessed, that means more pie, but that is not all! The fun is kicking off at 9 am on Thanksgiving morning. You can partake in the untimed Turkey Trot 5k or the shorter family run/walk. This provides a great opportunity to get to know this one of a kind community. You can find it in the beautiful Old Mil District.

Go Skiing!

The time has come, or perhaps the time never left the community in Oregon. While many other mountains do not open until early December, the plan at Mt. Bachelor is to open the weekend of Thanksgiving, providing the perfect opportunity to work off that Thanksgiving dinner about 30 minutes from Bend. In the unlikely event Mt Bachelor does not open as planned, slopes that are open year-round are just a couple hours away on Mt. Hood at the Timberline Lodge!

Spend the Holiday in a Beautiful Vacation Home

One of the best things you can do to ensure an enjoyable an Thanksgiving in Bend Oregon is to find a place to stay that you will love. You will find no shortages of places you will love throughout the wonderful listings of vacation homes provided by Bend Vacation Rentals. Since it is Thanksgiving, let’s start with the amazing kitchens provided by these homes. You will find gourmet-level kitchens that provide functionality through high-end appliances and plenty of cooking ware, while you will find beauty in find countertops and cabinets. If you choose to prepare your own feast, the kitchen will ensure it is an enjoyable experience. Beyond that, you can find luxury and comfort in spacious rooms, cozy furniture, immaculate beds, patios, and so much more. Find the perfect one for you by contacting us today!