Holiday Celebrations Across Washington State

Map of Washington state with Christmas lights strewn over it.
If you're looking for fun holiday events there are many to choose from. Here's a quick guide.

There’s no shortage of festive activates across Washington. You can find lighted displays, live music and performances to get you in the Holiday spirit. Check out the events calendar and here are a few suggestions.

In Leavenworth – which looks like something straight out of your favorite Christmas movie – for the first three weekends in December, the Christmas Lighting starts at 4:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. There are appearances from Santa with live music and all the treats you can eat. And check out the Cookie Crawl Map when you’re there!

The Holiday Fest in Pullman is an all-day event filled with festive activities for the whole family. On December 7th join in on community service, entertainment, a pancake breakfast and a marshmallow roast! Festivities begin at 7 a.m. and last until 8 p.m. 

Need unique gift ideas this holiday season? Every weekend you can find something at the Holiday Market at Westlake Park in Seattle. Urban Craft Uprising is teaming up with the Downtown Seattle Association for the fourth year to bring a German-style market to the city streets. The market opens on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday celebrations at Fort Vancouver will be like no other! On December 14th, prepare to be taken back in time to the 1840’s and join in on wreath making, sing-alongs, treats and more. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. 

How about a calming holiday experience? Check out the Colville Pour House. On December 11, you can paint a deck of four holiday cards! Local artist, Jeff Tetrick, will  assist while you paint and forget about the holiday chaos. This is a ticketed event starting at 5 p.m. 


CORRECTION, Dec. 5, 2019: This article has been update to give correct dates on Leavenworth lighting ceremonies.