5 days til Christmas

Isn't it odd that in a season that's supposed to be all about taking time to relax and be with loved ones, we do just the opposite? We rush around attending party after party, buying for "Secret Santas" and "White Elephants" and in-laws that you don't know much about. We hustle and bustle and force festivity into every free moment. 

The snow that fell in Bend last week was a reset button for me. As I was frustrated in traffic, shoveling my driveway, and arriving late and stressed for everything, someone reminded me that winter is supposed to make us slow down. It's the earth reminding us to take a break. To stop. To breathe. To use the food you've spent the summer collecting. Okay maybe not that last part, but you get the point. Just because we can run around like crazy people doesn't mean we have to.

So, you have five days until Christmas. What are you going to do? We hope you take some time to enjoy it.

If you're looking for family fun or winter activities this week and next, we've got you covered. But remember, no stress allowed. Click each of the pictures for more information. 

 Leap off snow mounds and land in feet of fresh powder on a daytime Snowshoe Tour.

Leap off snow mounds and land in feet of fresh powder on a daytime Snowshoe Tour.

 Join us for a locally crafted beer in the forest on our Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tour.

Join us for a locally crafted beer in the forest on our Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tour.

 Snowshoe the mountain under the night sky and listen for woodland winter creatures on our Moonlight or Starlight Snowshoe Tour. 

Snowshoe the mountain under the night sky and listen for woodland winter creatures on our Moonlight or Starlight Snowshoe Tour. 

 Make your way to a glowing bonfire on snowshoes and enjoy hot cocoa with locally distilled spirits on our Bonfire on the Snow. 

Make your way to a glowing bonfire on snowshoes and enjoy hot cocoa with locally distilled spirits on our Bonfire on the Snow. 

We're also running cave tours and of course the Bend Brew Bus! If you want to give someone else the gift of adventure from the comfort of your home, consider purchasing a gift card for any amount!