2021 Small Town Holidays

Celebrate community and tradition.

Lake Chelan Wine Valley is excited to kick off this year’s annual Small Town Holidays November 26 – December 31, 2021.

Escape to our charming valley and reconnect with family and create long lasting holiday memories. The Lake Chelan Valley will be blanketed in magical holiday lights, fireworks every weekend, as well as local boutiques, wineries and restaurants dressed up for the holidays.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, consider Lake Chelan your second home or are lucky enough to live here year round – the holidays feel a little more magical in Lake Chelan.

volunteer for small town holidays!

With the current statewide mandate by the Governor’s office, this year’s events and activities are all outside and developed so you can enjoy the holidays in a safe manner.

We encourage all guests to wear masks so everyone feels safe and can enjoy their time with us.

Plaid Friday

November 26th at 6am

Plaid Friday marks the kick-off of Small Town Holidays! Starting bright and early at 6am shoppers will hit the town to support local businesses. There will be a Plaid Friday “photo booth” and some great deals around town! We encourage visitors to wear plaid in support of small businesses your participation can also get you some great deals! Feel free to continue Plaid Friday throughout the season.

Check out all the amazing deals here!

Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 27, 2021

Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Local Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. Because shopping at a family-owned framing spot or buying a handmade ring from your favorite online small business helps to promote more vibrant communities.

Winter Solstice Luminary Walk

December 21, 2021

Winter naturally invites us to slow down in rhythm with the landscape around us. This seasonal cycle of rest and reflection offers balance to our inner lives. When we are quiet and listen, we can often give ourselves what we need. A restorative time of year, the winter solstice marks a solar turning point, where the darkest day turns the corner to renewed light and we welcome the season of winter. Please join us for a peaceful self led walk lit up with over 1000 luminaries through the Historic Downtown Chelan, Riverwalk Park and up to the Old Bridge.

Walk will begin at 5pm, and end at 8pm.

Santa Sightings

Santa Neighborhood Maps

Santa and some of his friends will be visiting a different neighborhood in Chelan every Friday at 4pm starting on November 26th.  Make sure to be outside and wave and say hi!

Pictures with Santa

Head to Historic Downtown Chelan every Saturday from 1-3pm and get your pictures taken with Santa (covid-friendly, socially distant).

Window Wonderland

Vote Here!
Our downtown shops are decorated and ready for the holidays!  Take a stroll through downtown and vote on your favorite window.  Look for the QR code in the window to open up the voting form.

Window Story Walk

Every Day.

The Historic Downtown Chelan Association will be selecting a holiday story book, one page will be distributed to participating businesses will then display an enlarged version of the story (in English and Spanish). Bring your kids downtown Chelan to experience the magic of a holiday story book come to life!

Shop local

Every Day.

Swing into downtown Chelan and find that uniquely curated gift in one of our shops; enjoy a nice dinner out with your family in one of the incredible restaurants that surround our lake; or stop by one of our wineries to take in the views and enjoy an award-winning glass of wine. There is nothing like a local experience in our charming small town. Join us in focusing on LOCAL shopping, dining, sipping and more this holiday season!