Join us for the Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade and the opening night of our annual holiday sale!
Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights and holiday garb and paddle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade in the Old Mill District. This is one of those events that gets the whole town in the spirit and feels very authentic to Bend.
Paddlers should meet us at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe on Friday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3:30 p.m. to decorate. After the crowd assembles, we’ll depart from the dock around 4:00pm 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Spectators should plan on seeing our decorated boats from about 4:15 – 6 p.m.
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!
You can find battery powered lights for your boats at Lowe’s, Ace Hardware (recommended!) or Fred Myers, but they often times sell out, so get them soon.
After the paddle, we’ll gather back at the shop for some warm beverages and good company. This is also the kick off for our Holiday Sale which, for the first time will offer 20% off, store wide.