Your Guide to a Sisters, Oregon Thanksgiving

Chris Smith | 10.06.22

Sisters, Oregon is an ideal destination for your Thanksgiving holiday. The area is steeped in rich pioneer history and full of outdoor fun, offering a unique way to get back to your roots as you make new memories with your loved ones. Whether you’re digging into a delicious holiday spread, exploring our high desert scenes, or getting a head start on your holiday cheer, you’ll love being part of the Thanksgiving traditions in Sisters. 

Thanksgiving Day Dining

First things first, you can’t have Thanksgiving without a table full of delicious holiday favorites. For many families, cooking your own Thanksgiving meal is part of the holiday fun. If that’s the case, you’ll love the fully-stocked kitchens and spacious layouts in our private vacation rentals. Trails Edge, a four-bedroom home just outside of the city, offers a large gourmet kitchen, ample dining space, and easy backyard walking trails to burn off that extra helping of turkey. 

If you prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal that’s full of flavor (but totally free of fuss.) On Thanksgiving Day from 3 to 6p.m., enjoy food and fellowship with a family-style meal featuring a traditional three-option menu that’s sure to amaze. Tickets are $80 per adult and $35 per child under 12 (gratuity is included.) 

Race the Redmond Turkey Trot

Begin Thanksgiving Day with a fun family run through the canyon in nearby Redmond. There are 5K and 10K races for adults, and a fun one-mile course for kids under 10. Dress in your turkey best and get your blood pumping as you burn off those holiday calories and support local charities. Check-in begins at 7:30a.m. and registration includes your race entry, a finisher’s t-shirt, and a free lift ticket to HooDoo Ski Resort! 

Get a taste of history at the High Desert Museum

Remember the reason for our Thanksgiving season at the High Desert Museum, a fun and interactive attraction that explores the rich history of our high desert communities. Learn about our early native nations, explore a fictional pioneer homestead, and discover the truth about our infamous Oregon Trail. Note: the museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day. 

Attend a Holiday Event

You can also join the locals for some festive holiday fun! There are a number of exciting holiday events across the area that your whole family is sure to enjoy. 

Head to Fir Street Park in downtown Sisters on Friday, November 25th for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting. This fun family event is sure to be a bright spot in your trip as you kick off the holiday season with a display of twinkling lights. Attendees can sip hot cocoa and enjoy live Christmas tunes as you enjoy the annual tree blessing and a traditional lighting ceremony. 

On Saturday, November 26th, the annual Sisters Holiday Parade will march from Hood Avenue through the charming city streets. The parade has been a Sisters staple for over 30 years and offers a festive blend of holiday characters, custom floats, and local cheer. Santa Claus himself even joins in on the fun! 

If you want to start crossing off your Christmas list, you can shop ‘til you drop at Redmond’s Holiday Village Market. From 11am to 5p.m. in the charming Centennial Park, patrons can browse unique gifts and treasures from dozens of local vendors and enjoy festive snacks like caramel-drizzled popcorn. 

Book your Thanksgiving stay with Sisters Vacation Rentals!

Sisters Vacation Rentals can help you find the perfect home-away-from-home for the holidays and beyond. And with easy and direct bookings through our helpful team, you’ll have plenty of reasons to feel thankful before the trip even starts! Book your stay today to secure a terrific Thanksgiving holiday in Sisters. 

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