Holiday Lights Helicopter Tours in Bend

Socks and underwear for Christmas are so passe. Instead, why not take a helicopter tour of the city’s holiday lights. Each year we celebrate the season by taking guests for a winter tour of Bend, The Old Mill, and the myriad of Holiday Lights that make up our little mountain town.

Our Holiday Lights Tours cruise at altitudes of about 2000 to 2,500 feet, high enough to see the snowcapped Cascade Range in the distance but low enough to see individual pedestrians and details on the buildings in downtown Bend. Our seasonal 30 minute city flights are evenly split among locals and tourists, with young couples predominating along with families and other groups. Come fly with us on a stunning display of twinkling lights can dazzle the spirits and delight family members, both young and old. For many visitors to Central Oregon, touring fantastic holiday light displays is a family tradition that appears at the top of to-do holiday list as soon as the last bite of Thanksgiving turkey is gone.

Thinking about a gift for your hardworking staff? Guests arriving in town? Book Bend’s best holiday tour!

Bend’s helicopter sightseeing holiday displays that will keep little eyes sparkling for day.

Book today!

Trip Overview

DURATION
30 minutes
Tour Style
Scenic Helicopter Tours
PRIVATE FLIGHT
$199 each for the first two, third person just $89!

What's Included

Amazing aerial views of Bend, Oregon, the Deschutes, Mt Batchelor, Broken Top, Benham Falls and Lava Lands State Park.

Save an additional $119 by booking all three seats on this flight, Bend’s best scenic flight value!

Private helicopter tour designed for comfort and sightseeing. Personal communication headsets so you can chat with each other in the air.

Bend Local's Tip

Big Mountain Heli Tours is the place for people who collect memories, not stuff – give the gift of a helicopter tour or fixed wing charter flight this year with one click. Helicopter tours are gifts that last a lifetime, email yours today!

May we suggest a great evening treat? The Tin Pan Theater shows curated indy films in their wonderfully designed mini theater in Bend, it’s one of our favorite places to unwind and watch good film…with a local beer of course.

 

Or plan on dinner after your flight at Worthy Brewing located just minutes from our airfield.

What To Bring

Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification. Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.

Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles is strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.

Testimonials

“Thank you ever so much for making the Drake/Coco wedding rehearsal a big event by putting smiles on everyone’s faces as they were all still talking about how exciting it was the next day. The helicopter tours were over the top and your pilot and ground assistant was great. Your teams generosity of stretching your air time to take everyone up was greatly appreciated.”


BEST surprise gift ever! As Bend locals we host family and friends all summer long so when we received a one hour scenic helicopter flight via email as a “thank you,” we didn’t know what to expect. The Cascades mountains (Broken Top and Mt Bachelor) were covered in deep snow and seeing Dillon and Tumalo falls from the air was a real treat! We cannot wait to fly in a helicopter again!


My wife and I flew the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour this year after the first snow storm dumped white powder all over the mountains. Even though it was December 2nd, the day was clear. At times it felt like we could touch Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top. We flew with Colby, truly an amazing chopper pilot. I highly recommend him as well as all the staff at Big Mountain Heli Tours. They are quite professional. This tour was outstanding, it is a must do. I can write many things about the flight but it is an adventure to be experienced and not read. Next time in Bend, take the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour and you will be pleasantly thinking about it weeks later.


Big Mountain Heli Tours offers a number of different helicopter and fixed wing tours all around Central Oregon. They can also plan a custom tour for you as well. We asked them to modify our flight so we could fly over Pronghorn resort and they did. The staff is extremely friendly, professional, and courteous, with seemingly a ton of knowledge of both the area and the aircraft you fly in.  This is a great way to spend a sunny day if you are in town, or live in town and want a different view of the area. We’re glad we got to experience Bend like this!


My husband and I flew with friends visiting from Sisters and fulfilled a long standing wish to see our area from the air. The weather was beautiful! We booked the 1-hour scenic helicopter flight, and were able to fly over our homes in Sisters, then over the Cascades to the beautiful lakes on the backside. Beautiful waterfalls, Deschutes River, Pilot Butte, lava fields. It was amazing! Our pilot Shawn was very good, very accommodating. We’ll do it again with visitors to our area.


I received this scenic flight as a present and enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour with Jordon as my pilot. Getting to see the snowcapped Cascades from the air is thrilling. I want to go again & again. Jordon was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a joy to fly with him. If we were any closer to Mt. Bachelor & the Three Sisters I would have made a snowman. As a local Bendite I thought I had seen it all. Now I have!


I am really glad I did this scenic flight. It was very exciting. My helicopter pilot was experienced and pointed out many things as we flew over Crooked River and Prineville, around Smith Rock, over to the mountains North, Middle and South Sister, Broken Top, over Tumalo Falls, Lava Falls, Bend and back to the airport. I don’t think I would have been as happy with the shorter helicopter tours under an hour. My goal was to see Central Oregon and get pictures, not just go for a ride in a helicopter. Pictures turned out great because of the clear skies!