Ring in the holiday cheer with the vibrant and upbeat energy of Hood River. This small town provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in a host of holiday festivities. Walk the decorated streets as snowflakes fall, ride Mt. Hood Railroad Christmas Train, or pick from the memorable events and activities that will envelope you in holiday cheer. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or family ski trip this season, there is always something to celebrate in Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge.
Mt Hood Ski Resorts
Hood River is conveniently located 35 miles north of Mt. Hood, a beloved skiing and snowboarding destination, making it the ideal hub for your next holiday adventure. With opportunities to ski and snowboard, nordic ski, sled, and snowshoe in the surrounding area, there are activities to match any ability level or interest. Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood Skibowl, and Timberline Lodge all offer their own unique experiences, and each are a short drive from town. Spend the day on the mountain, then refuel and relax in your Hood River basecamp.
Mt Hood Railroad Christmas Train
“All aboard” — the conductor bellows as you and your family step onto the Mt. Hood Railroad Christmas Train. Ring in the holiday season as you ride the rails of the snow-covered valley, surrounded by the timeless charm of the valley along with your favorite North Pole friends. The century old Mt. Hood Railroad offers a trip back in time that is sure to delight everyone in your family.Learn More
Where To Stay
There is truly no place like Hood River during the holidays. With a variety of accommodations for friends and family, you’ll find spaces to relax, recharge, and reunite in social gathering. The Historic Hood River Hotel in beautiful downtown stands as an iconic winter base camp with a handful of festive events. Attend the Holiday Vintage Bazaar, or a Santa meet-and-greet with a hot chocolate bar and peppermint schnapps for the parents. Nothing beats the decorations at the Oak Street Hotel as you feel immersed in a magical winter wonderland. And If you prefer a view, stay high above the Columbia River at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, a popular holiday spot where guests can walk the large property gardens, filled with colorful lights and merriment.Book Now
Tis the season for a trip to Hood River!