Holiday season

Bring on the Holiday Season: More Local Holiday Activities Ahead to Enjoy

The festivities continue this weekend in Snoqualmie and North Bend with more fun ways to celebrate the season.

Check out our events calendar for all things jingly, and please email if you have an event you’d like to have included in a future article.

St. Nick’s Christmas Market

November 27-28, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. North Fork Farm Events 43010 SE 79TH PL Snoqualmie.

Have a great and happy holiday season in our market! Support small businesses on Saturday and Sunday at La Ferme! Food, gifts, crafts and more! Admission is completely free, so bring the whole family!

Salish Lodge & Spa Holiday Tree Lighting

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Enjoy the magical tree lighting ceremony as well as hot chocolate, cider and cookies, carol singers, children’s activities and more!

Santa Claus and his reindeer will be on hand for a photo op and to hear what’s on your wish list this year. Do a little holiday shopping at the Country Store and 10% of proceeds will go to Encompass NW! They look forward to sharing this age-old tradition with you.

Valley Center Stage-Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage the annual presentation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens will take place live and in person at the newly refurbished Sallal Grange from December 3-19, 2021.

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

Valley Center Stage’s new location is an improvement in every way. It is handicapped accessible and has dedicated parking allowing better access for the community it serves. It has been renovated to provide an intimate theater room with higher seating, improved sound quality and a new heating/air conditioning system. The spacious new foyer/lounge and concessions area are the perfect settings for pre-show drinks and mingling.

Annual Si View Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Si View Community Center

The holiday bazaar is back! Join Si View for this indoor fair, showcasing talented artisans with locally handmade products perfect for gift giving.

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

They will also raffle off beautiful gift baskets with items donated by vendors.

Admission to this event is free. The 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 in celebrating the holiday season on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 5-8 p.m., as Holly Days returns to downtown North Bend.

This old-fashioned holiday festival features a live stage, fire pits with marshmallow toasting and smore 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 take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the countdown to the Holiday Tree Lighting at Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave SE.

Take selfies with Santa while telling him your wish list. Watch a demonstration of ice carving in action. Warm up with cocoa, cider and cookies. After the festival, stay downtown and dine, drink, and enjoy 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 this holiday season as the 2n/a The annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Enter the 2 of the Cityn/a annual lighting contest: LIGHT UP NORTH BEND – A HOLIDAY SPIRIT CONTEST.

There are 4 divisions: Single-family house; Multi-family house (apartment, condo, townhouse); Business; District. There are three categories within the Single-Family, Multi-Family and Business divisions:

  • VMA: Better use of music
  • Hollywood: Best theme
  • Griswold: Better overuse of lights (channel your inner Clark)

The winner of the Neighborhood division will be chosen based on the most houses decorated for the season.

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

Selfies with Santa Claus

Simpson Group Real Estate, a team of community-minded real estate professionals who aspire to provide concierge-level customer service, opened in downtown North Bend at the corner of Bendigo Boulevard and North Bend Way. To celebrate the official opening of the Simpson Group Real Estate office, a public ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27 at noon at 202 W. North Bend Way.

Deeply rooted in the Valley, The Simpson Group looks forward to hosting various community events throughout the year. “Selfies with Santa” will be free on Saturdays in December (December 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and December 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Beginning in January, Simpson Group Real Estate will welcome local wineries into its offices.

Ridge Mounted Caroling

2-4-ish Dec 18 (expecting no giant winds/rainstorm). Riders invite people to walk with them, bring dogs and children, or even bring your horse!

Be careful…they don’t sing but look vaguely festive…

Route details to come later, but generally U-Haul to Azalea/Tanner Jeans Park on Douglas, then Muir to Fairway to Ridge and to Center Street where we cross the boardwalk again.

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