Holly Days: An Old-Fashioned Holiday Festival in Downtown North Bend

The North Bend Downtown Foundation (NBDF) invites you to join in on a heartwarming outdoor holiday festival and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3.

The City of North Bend and the North Bend Downtown Foundation thank Christmas Creek Tree Farm for donating a beautiful 2022 Community Tree and Tanner Electric Cooperative for installing lights on the tree. 

Enjoy singing and performances by community groups, including IGNITE Dance and Yoga, Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band, Veils of the Nile, and Valley Center Stage. North Bend City Councilmember Mary Miller will emcee the joy and cheer of this heart-warming celebration.

Non-profit organizations will be offering crafts and activities for kids, plus the popular S’mores Station is back, sponsored by QFC,  the City of North Bend and the North Bend Downtown Foundation. Toasty wood fire pits will be located throughout the street to cook your delicious S’mores and take the chill off on a brisk December night!

Visitors can shop and dine with our downtown businesses while keeping an eye out for Santa, who will be welcoming free photo ops, thanks to Simpson Group Real Estate. Enjoy an early start to Holly Days with a free feature of ELF at the North Bend Theatre, starting at 3:00 p.m.

To safely accommodate all your neighbors, family, and friends, the City of North Bend will be closing a few blocks of the historic downtown area.

Road Closure

A portion of North Bend Way and Main Avenue will be temporarily closed on December 3: North Bend Way, between Bendigo Boulevard and Ballarat Avenue, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Main Avenue, between East McClellan Street and 107 Main Avenue North, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Public Restrooms

During the event, public restrooms will be available at the North Bend Train Depot, located at 205 McClellan Street. Additionally, two small portable toilets will be located on the sidewalk near 101 East North Bend Way. 

Parking

There will be no paid parking or shuttle service. Please be cautious of people walking throughout Downtown North Bend. Free public parking can be found at:

  • Park and Ride located on the south side of W. North Bend Way and Sydney
  • Park and Ride is located on E North Bend Way, in front of the Park Street roundabout
  • Angle parking on 2nd street and some gravel parking

ADA Parking is available near the corner of Main and 2nd, as well as the above-noted Park and Rides

For more information about Holly Days and the Community Tree Lighting, visit www.northbenddowntown.org/events and the Downtown Foundation’s event page on Facebook, HERE.

[This event was brought to you by the North Bend Downtown Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Special thanks to their value sponsors;  The City of North Bend, Republic Services, Simpson Group Real Estate, North Bend TheatreR&R Rentals4 Culture, and QFC. Questions can be emailed to info@northbenddowntown.org ]

Comments

  1. I’m confused. What is this ‘holiday’ called which is being honored with activities and a decorated evergreen tree?

  2. A Literate Bob says

    Uh, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, The article and headline seem pretty clear that North Bend has decided a to hold celebration on December 3 which they have declared Holly Days. That would be pronounced similar to “holidays.” There is also a large graphic embedded in the article that shows the date and the name. I hope this helps clarify the thinly disguised mystery.
    A web search would indicate that December 3 is a popular day for celebrations.

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