450 SW Powerhouse Dr #422
Bend, OR 97702
The Christmas Paddle is one of those events that gets the whole town in the holiday spirit and feels very authentic to Bend. Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in holiday garb and paddle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for the Annual Christmas Paddle in the Old Mill District.
Spectators should plan on seeing the decorated boats from approximately 4:15-6pm.
In past years, the paddler’s of Bend have gone all out decorating their boats with lights, trees, wreaths and garlands. Bring some holiday cheer to your paddling experience!
Paddlers should meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe on Friday, December 15th at 3:00pm to finish up your decorating endeavors. After the crowd assembles, we’ll depart from the dock at 4pm behind the shop and paddle upstream up to the Flag Bridge. On our way back down, we’ll assemble in formation; this will give family and friends the opportunity to take photographs of our decorated boats.
After the paddle, everyone is welcome back to Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for some warm beverages and good company.