Christmas Along The Barlow Trail
(Saturday) December 9th ~ "Oregon Trail Heritage Evening" ~ 6 to 9 p.m.
(Sunday) December 10th ~ "Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" ~ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26, Welches, Oregon

This is a free festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features two special events associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the Mountain’s southern flank. Held on Saturday evening and late-Sunday morning a couple of weeks before Christmas, this is for the entire family.

The "Oregon Trail Heritage Evening" is a festive Saturday evening gathering for both adults and children alike. Featured are horse-drawn wagon rides, traditional Folk music, free Christmas goodies and hot drinks, and, naturally, Santa Claus. The main feature, however, is "Tales of Old Oregon," a unique storytelling program that takes you from the days of the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the rainy and cold Pacific Coast in 1805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, and concluding on the slopes of Mount Hood in 1804.

The "Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" is held on Sunday morning. Historic sites and trail routes of Samuel Kimbrough Barlow’s route over Mount Hood are visited. From Toll Gate to pioneer campsites, graves, and other places of interest are visited. This free tour will be located below the snow zone.