Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Downtown Trick or Treat is sneaking up on us! Trick or Treating will occur from 5-7pm on Oct 31st. HDCA will be hosting both an adult costume contest and a kids costume contest at 6:15 by the big clock!

A special thanks to all the businesses that participate, the Chelan Lions for helping close down the street and to Juli Straub at KOZI for donating her time to play music at the event!

Halloween Flash Mob Rehearsals If you or somebody you know would like to be involved in this year’s flash mob, open practices happen at the following times: Fridays October 13, 20 and 27 from 4-5pm @ Chelan Dance Centre Everybody is welcome and participation is free!


Downtown Beautification – Fall The flowers have since disappeared for the season, but we hope you’re enjoying the fall cornstalks sponsored by HDCA!


Mike Cooney Message Coming out of our last merchant social, Mike Cooney asked me to spread the word that he is always open to hearing any City of Chelan feedback or questions from downtown businesses. If you have something that’s bugging you, don’t be afraid to speak up!


Business Tree Competition vs Festival of Trees

HDCA has a couple tree related activities this holiday season, and we want to make sure there’s no confusion! Here’s the difference:

  1. Festival of Trees – this is a silent auction benefitting the Lake Chelan Food Bank. Any person, business, organization is invited to submit a decorated artificial tree that will be on display at the Visitor’s Center and will be up for auction. Auction winners and highest bid trees will be announced at Santa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Hot Friday.

  2. Downtown Business Tree Decorating Competition – this is an effort to improve holiday lighting downtown during the Christmas season. Downtown businesses are encouraged to adopt one of the trees growing out of the sidewalk and decorate it. The winner will receive our best of show plaque. So far we have 11 businesses signed up. Let me know if you’d like to join!