Something for Everyone this Weekend in the Valley: A SUPER Holiday Weekend!

This is it! The first big holiday weekend and there is again no shortage of ways to get your Ho Ho Ho on.

Check out our events calendar for all things jingly, and please send an email to storyideas@livingsnoqualmie.com if you have an event you would like to have included in a future article.

Fall City Holiday Festivities

Holiday Market 10:00 – 3:00 pm December 4th Chief Kanim Middle School Commons 32627 SE Redmond-Fall City Road.

The 21st annual Holiday Market will offer many handmade items for sale from local crafters and artists throughout the community.  Come discover a unique vintage item and purchase gifts for all those special people on your holiday shopping list.  Pick up fresh wreaths and live poinsettias for your holiday decorating.

The Fall City Historical Society will have great gift ideas including the 2022 Fall City Calendar featuring FARMING, a few historic photo prints, three different magnets, our wine glass featuring a Salish salmon and our collector’s mug ‘Fall City – Circa 1906’, and of course, our books:  Preserving the Stories of Fall City and Jack’s History of Fall City.

A new vendor this year is local author Kaitlynn Miller, selling her children’s book Every Bunny Needs A Friend

It’s a story about bunnies Jack, Susie and Ty where kindness overcomes bullying.  This anti-bullying book helps kids learn to be kind to everyone – even the playground bully.  Activities in the back help kids put their kindness into practice.

This year’s Bake Sale will be filled with many delicious goodies prepared by the Fall City United Methodist Church Women’s group.  Bring your friends and enjoy a cup of coffee and enter to win one of many unique raffle prizes.

The Chief Kanim Middle School Music Program will kick the market off with the sounds of lively and festive music.  Come enjoy Johann Sasynuik playing seasonal holiday music on the piano.

Friend them on Facebook for updates:  FC HolidayMarket

Evening Festivities Hub 3:00 – 7:00 pm @ Totem Pole Garden, Aroma Coffee & Fall City Art Park

  • Santa Inflatable for photos
  • Carolers from Mt. Si High School
  • Cocoa & coffee from Aroma Coffee^
  • Relay for Life: Hot dogs, Mac ‘n Cheese, Chili & Desserts^
  • Pulled Pork provided by Fall City Family Dental^
  • 5 Hooks Seafood Food Truck
  • Give Grays Way Fundraiser & Silent Auction

^Donations requested for food & drink.

Holiday School Music Program 4:10 – 4:45 pm Fall City Elementary School Covered Play Area 3314 SE 42nd Place, Fall City 98024 Come enjoy the sounds of the Fall City Elementary School Choir.

(Bring your own chair, wear a mask and dress warmly to sit outside.)

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:00 @ Fall City Art Park Presented by Fall City Park District Join them and light up the town!

Valley Center Stage-Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage’s annual presentation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will take place live and in person at the newly renovated Sallal Grange on December 3rd – 19th, 2021. 

The North Bend holiday tradition is returning to live theater in a new and exciting location. Still, it brings back to life the heartwarming classic that is part of so many families’ special time together. Telling the story of second chances, transformation, forgiveness, and compassion, this adaptation of Dickens’s classic is faithful to the original version.

The new Valley Center Stage location is an improvement all around. It is handicap accessible and has dedicated parking allowing greater access for the community it serves. It’s been renovated to provide an intimate theater room with more raised seating, upgraded sound quality, and new heat/air conditioning. The new spacious foyer/lounge and concessions area are the perfect settings for beverages and mingling before the show.

Annual Si View Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 4, 9 am-4 pm at Si View Community Center

The Holiday Bazaar is back! Join Si View for this indoor fair, featuring talented artisans with locally handmade goods, perfect for gift giving.

They’ve taken safety precautions by spacing out vendor booths to minimize crowding, and while live entertainment won’t be a part of the program this year, you can count on cheery holiday tunes throughout the day.

They’ll also be raffling off gorgeous gift baskets with items donated by vendors.

Admission to this event is free. Statewide mask mandate and King County vaccine verification order are in effect for indoor programs and at Si View facilities. Learn more here.

Holly Days-North Bend

Join your friends and neighbors to ring in the holiday season on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 5 to 8 pm as Holly Days returns to downtown North Bend.

This old-fashioned holiday festival includes a live stage, firepits with marshmallow roasting and smores fixings, visits with Santa, and of course, the lighting of the community tree with Mayor Rob.

Holly Days provides the perfect opportunity to shop and dine locally and support your favorite North Bend businesses. 

Learn more about this fun annual event here.

Snoqualmie Winter Lights

Mark your calendars for Snoqualmie Winter Lights, an annual holiday tradition in Historic Downtown Snoqualmie.

On Saturday, December 4, the event will be from 5–7 pm. Santa will arrive at 6:30 pm for the holiday tree lighting countdown in Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave SE.

Take selfies with Santa while telling him your wish list. Watch an ice-carving demo in action. Warm-up with cocoa, cider, and cookies. After the festival, stay downtown and dine, drink, and delight in the lights. Learn more here.

Light up North Bend-A Holiday Spirit Contest

The City of North Bend invites residents and businesses to make the City shine bright this holiday season as the 2nd Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Enter the City’s 2nd annual lighting contest: LIGHT UP NORTH BEND – A HOLIDAY SPIRIT CONTEST.

There are 4 Divisions: Single-family home; Multi-family home (apartment, condo, townhome); Business; Neighborhood. There are three categories within the Single-family, Multi-family and Business Divisions:  

  • VMA: Best Use of Music
  • Hollywood: Best Theme
  • Griswold: Best Overuse of Lights (channel your inner Clark)  

The Neighborhood Division winner will be chosen based on the largest number of homes decked out for the season.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 8. Participating homes and businesses must be decorated and ready by December 10 at 5 pm Judging will occur December 10 – 12 with the help of members of the North Bend Downtown Foundation. Learn more here.

Pet Photos with Santa-Pet Place Market

December 11-13th from 10 AM – 3 PM at Pet Place Market, 213 Bendigo Blvd N. Ste 2 in North Bend.

They will be taking appointments for this event. Please call them at (425) 888-8828 to book your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are guaranteed!

Selfies with Santa

With deep roots in the Valley, the Simpson Group looks forward to hosting various community events throughout the year. “Selfies with Santa” will be complimentary on Saturdays in December (December 4 from 5 pm – 8 pm and Dec. 11 & 18 from 10 am – 3 pm). Beginning in January, Simpson Group Real Estate will host local wineries in its office space.

Help a Family in Need with Kiwanis Giving Tree

Please help the City of Snoqualmie bring the holidays to families in need this season. Stop by the Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 SE River St, first-floor lobby to pick up a tag off the Kiwanis Club Giving Tree for kids from infancy to teens.

City Hall is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring an unwrapped gift to the tree by December 14. Gifts will be distributed by December 15-16. 

Mounted Caroling on the Ridge

2–4 pm-ish on December 18 (pending no giant wind/rainstorm). The riders welcome folks to walk with them, bring dogs and kids along, or even bring your horse to ride too!

Be warned… they don’t sing but do look vaguely festive…

Specifics on the route to come later, but generally from the U-Haul to Azalea/Tanner Jeans Park on Douglas and then Muir to Fairway to Ridge and up Center Street where we cross the Parkway again.

Write a Letter to Santa for the Holidays

Railroad Park Gazebo, 7971 Railroad Avenue

Santa has a mailbox in Snoqualmie, and kids are encouraged to write letters and drop them off for him. Deliver letters to the red mailbox in the downtown gazebo through December 22. No postage required! While downtown, be sure to view the festive light displays each evening.

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