Small Town Christmas Details

Friday, November 29

Hot Friday | Starts 6am

Stroll through Historic Downtown Chelan and experience the holiday charm of our small town.  Find specials throughout town and save your receipts!  Stop by the Historic Downtown Chelan Association booth by the clock tower and pick up a raffle ticket for each receipt – we’ll be pulling the winner at 11am.  Winner will receive a $100 Chamber Buck that can be redeemed with many of our downtown stores and restaurants.  Click here to download the Hot Friday deals.

Tree Lighting Festivities | Starting at 6pm

Make your way downtown to watch (or participate) as Santa is escorted through by the community lighting the way.  Santa will make a stop in the center of town to sing carols and lead the countdown for the lighting of the Christmas tree. Follow Santa as he heads to Riverwalk Park for roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate and cider, and then the evening grand finale of fireworks over the river!

Saturday, November 30

Breakfast With Santa | 9am

Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for breakfast at Campbell’s in the Centennial Ballroom.  Share your Christmas wishes with Santa and enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa, face painting, and other fun activities! Tickets on sale NOW. 

Small Business Saturday

Support your local small business owner by shopping local this holiday season.  Head downtown and meet your local shop owners.

Saturday, December 7th

Festival of Trees Gala | 6-9pm

Dress your best for this formal event at Campbell’s Resort. Bid on beautifully designed trees and enjoy a delicious holiday dinner. The evening also features live music, a Raise the Paddle opportunity to benefit the Thrive Teen Center, and just possibly a surprise appearance by a very special guest!  Tickets on sale now.

December 7-21

Weekend Activities

Concert by the Tree, Graham Cracker Cottages at the Vogue, Holiday Matinees at the Historic Ruby Theater, Indoor Snowball Fight at the Chelan Dance Center, Holiday Crafts for Kids, a Christmas Eve community concert at St. Andrew’s Church, and much more!  Visit the Event Calendar for more details!