Moonstone Hotel Properties Announces European-Inspired Christmas Markets that Bring Charm, Tradition to West Coast, Will Open November 2018

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Charming events feature authentic outdoor markets, millions of lights, photos with Santa and more

Now in their seventh year, Winter Event Productions, a part of Moonstone Hotel Properties, is again hosting three festive, outdoor Christmas Markets in Oregon and California; perfect for a family-friendly holiday getaway. These charming, European-inspired markets feature artisan vendors selling goods from wooden huts, millions of twinkling Christmas lights, roaring fire pits, photos with Santa, roaming carolers and more in Silverton, Ore; Cottage Grove, Ore.; and Cambria, Calif.

All events will open November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, and offer plenty of nearby lodging to create the perfect Christmas vacation for both families and couples.

All events are family-friendly, with children 10 years and younger receiving free admission. Each event will see new features in 2018, including expanded light displays, more artisan vendors, additional food and beverage options and more amenities specific to each event.

Cambria Christmas Market - Cambria, Calif.
Located in Cambria, Calif., the seventh annual Cambria Christmas Market will feature an additional million Christmas lights this year for a total of two million Christmas lights. Guests will also enjoy photos with Santa, fire pits, artisan vendors, a Biergarten for guests ages 21+, and live music every night. This year, the Cambria Christmas Market is also adding a fun Christmas train ride, featuring lights that can only be seen on the ride. The market begins November 23 and ends on December 23 (closed some weekdays). Prices vary, averaging $15 per person. Tickets are available online, and pre-purchase is encouraged as peak nights sell out. Cambria Pines Lodge and the Sea Otter Inn also offer special overnight packages, including event admission, breakfast and more.

Christmas in the Garden - Silverton, Ore.
Located at The Oregon Garden, in the charming town of Silverton, Ore., the sixth annual Christmas in the Garden features ice skating on an expanded rink, snowless tubing, 25 artisan vendors, photos with Santa, fire pits, a Biergarten for guests ages 21+, and live music each night. All of the fun can be enjoyed beneath a canopy of glowing trees in The Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest. This year will include an additional 400,000 lights for a total of one million lights. Christmas in the Garden begins November 23 and ends on December 31 (closed some weekdays, including December 24 and 25). Pricing varies, averaging $10 per person, tickets are available online. The Oregon Garden Resort, just steps from the event, offers lodging for guests wishing to enjoy a getaway, including event tickets and breakfast. Some rooms are also pet-friendly.

Village Green Christmas Market - Cottage Grove, Ore.
Located in the “covered bridge capital of the west”, the Village Green Christmas Market offers photos with Santa, fire pits, live music every weekend and 750,000 twinkling Christmas lights. The event also features artisan vendors and a cozy family lounge with games, a fireplace and views of the event from above. Village Green Christmas Market begins November 23 and ends December 23 (closed some weekdays). Pricing varies, averaging only $5 per person, tickets are available online. Additionally, The Village Green is a pet-friendly hotel that offers overnight lodging, including event tickets and breakfast, perfect for a winter getaway.

About Moonstone Hotel Properties: Moonstone Hotel Properties started in 1983 with the building of the Sea Otter Inn in Cambria, Calif. From there, the family-owned company went on to open garden-themed properties in Oregon and California. Today, Moonstone Hotel Properties owns the Sea Otter Inn, Cambria Pines Lodge, the Monterey Hotel, The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, the Village Green Resort, and the Oregon Garden Resort and manages The Oregon Garden. Moonstone Hotel Properties remains committed to retaining a reputation for exquisite boutique hotels with beautiful grounds in West Coast destinations.

About Winter Event Productions: Charming public events are a cornerstone of Moonstone Hotel Properties. Winter Event Productions is a group within Moonstone Hotel Properties to handle all aspects of our public events throughout California and Oregon. Winter Event Productions specializes in bringing traditional German Christmas Markets to life up the West Coast. In addition, they host beer festivals, outdoor movies, wine tasting events and more.

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