Watching Snoopy and the gang glide across the frozen pond is a favorite holiday experience that Peanuts’ fans, both young, and old want to reenact every winter. But without a frozen pond (that’s safe) nearby, where’s a family to go to recreate this winter tradition?  We’ve found four places perfect for strapping on your skates and make some frosty memories. Flip through the gallery for a peek!

Oregon Garden's Christmas in the Garden

For a truly festive holiday skate that takes place during the month of December and actually takes place outside, head on down to Silverton and experience Christmas in the Garden.  Each winter they construct an outdoor covered ice skating rink with holiday decorations and a magical experience in a winter wonderland. An extra special feature of this rink are the seals you can rent for $5 to help your littlest skaters get out on the ice. For the full holiday festivities, be sure to walk through the forest lit with 500,000 lights, peruse vendor booths with trinkets, treats and warm drinks—and then warm your toes by the fire pits and of course see the big guy in red himself.

Cost: $10/ person, $15 on Friday night and weekends.  Save $5 if you bring your own skates.
Hours: vary by day and week, check the website.

879 W. Main St.
Silverton
503-874-8100
Online: oregongarden.org

Photo: Courtesy of Oregon Garden

What is your favorite holiday skating memory?  Tell us below!

—Stacy Coplin