It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with sparkling lights decorating the streets and homes, and freshly cut trees seen in the back of pickup trucks. Get in the spirit of the season with holiday events, bazaars, parades and Santa sightings in Lewis County 2021.Twin Transit

Holiday Craft Show

104 Brown Road E, Chehalis

November 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Support small businesses and shop handmade crafts for the holidays at this Holiday Craft Show.

1st Annual Holiday Market

1648 US-12, Ethel

November 20 & November 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lewis County Santa
Kids always enjoy visiting with Santa. Photo courtesy: Chris Johnson

Join Wilde Soul at their 1st Annual Holiday Market. Shop from amazing vendors and artisans. Plus, listen to live music, eat great food, and take pictures with the jolly man himself — Santa!

This indoor and outdoor event is rain or shine, and admission is just $1. Those who are 65+ and children 12 and younger are free. Bring a donation to the animal shelter or a canned food item for $1 off entry. Each entry will earn five raffle tickets for a huge basket giveaway, and you can purchase additional raffle tickets for just $1.00. All entry and raffle proceeds benefit the Lewis County Animal Shelter.

Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Choose Local First Black Friday Bags

“Where we can put money back in our local economy, we end up getting that money back,” says ED Alicia Bull. Photo courtesy: The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce

Lewis County Mall
177 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis

November 24, 5 p.m.

Drive-thru and pick up a Choose Local First Black Friday Survival Bag. Stuffed full of goodies and coupons, these bags are perfect for holiday shopping locally! Also, some bags contain fun prizes donated by local businesses and are given out at random. These popular bags go fast, and you must be 13 or older to receive a bag.

Centralia’s Holiday Market

2000 Haviland Street, Centralia

Weekends from November 26 thru December 19, 12 to 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Centralia Holiday Farmers Market! Get what you need for holiday meals and grab wonderful handmade gifts too. Find food, arts, crafts, games, meat, veggies, honey, wreaths, body products, baked goodies, woodworks, knit and crochet items, candles, jewelry and more.

Visit with Santa aboard a train! Photo courtesy: Chehalis-Centralia Railroad.

Santa Train Ride

Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum
1101 SW Sylvenus Street, Chehalis

Saturdays and Sundays from November 27 to December 19, 1:00 p.m.

Hop aboard this fun holiday train! Bring the kids for photos with Santa pictures in style.
The duration of the Santa Train Ride is 30 minutes, and all ages are $16. Children two years and under are free on an adult lap.

Breakfast with Santa

Ramblin’ Jacks RibEye
1336 Rush Road, Napavine

November 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Get ready for the holidays with a hearty breakfast from Ramblin’ Jacks RibEye and find Santa spreading joy and cheer.

71st Annual Santa Parade

Holiday Activities in Lewis Count
Bundle up and enjoy this Lewis County holiday tradition with your family. Photo courtesy: Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Chehalis

December 4, 11 a.m.

Bundle up the family and head to Chehalis for the 71st Annual Santa Parade. The theme this year is “Peace on Earth.” Fun for the whole family, don’t miss this jolly good time and keep an eye out for Santa at the end!

Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters Association Merry Christmas Bazaar

Onalaska Fire Hall
1733 Hwy 508

Friday, December 3, 12-6 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join the fun at the Onalaska Fire Hall including photos with Santa on Friday from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

First Annual Adna Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Back Memorial Park
Dieckman Road, Adna

December 4, 3 to 6 p.m.

Gather and celebrate the season in Adna. The kids will love the hayrides, and the whole family will enjoy music provided by Adna students. Bring donations for the food drive and watch the tree light up. At noon, there will be a very special visit from Santa. Flying in (literally) from the North Pole, Santa is scheduled to stop in at the Adna Grocery (weather permitting).

Holiday Charity Bazaar

Holiday Lights Lewis County
Photo credit: Dana Goble

Centralia Community Church of God
3320 Borst Avenue, Centralia

December 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With 30 local craft vendors, join in the fun at this festive Holiday Charity Bazaar. There will be handmade items, candles, Seahawks gear, preserves, knitted goods and more, all for a good cause. The $2 admission benefits Health and Hope Medical Outreach Free Clinic.

Winlock Holiday Bazaar

607 NW Kerron Avenue, Winlock

December 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come shop local vendors and artists this holiday season at the Winlock Holiday Bazaar.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Evergreen Playhouse
226 W. Center Street, Centralia

December 3-19
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
December 11 performance at 2 p.m.
Artist’s Benefit Pay-What-You-Can on December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the mayhem and fun with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Laugh until your sides hurt with this Christmas classic, as a couple struggles to put on a church Christmas pageant while casting the naughty Herdman kids.

CHICKmas 2021 Hosted by Country Chicks

Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
1909 S. Gold Street, Centralia

December 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; December 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now in its 15th year, Country Chicks invites everyone to join in their cozy CHICKmas Gathering. Find over 50 amazing vendors offering all things Christmas, vintage, upcycled goods, unique handmades and gifts galore. Food and espresso will also be available. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off the entry fee.

Storytime with The Grinch 

Let's Play Something
Enjoy storytime with The Grinch at Let’s Play Something! Photo credit: Joyce Fink

Let’s Play Something
109 N. Tower Avenue, Centralia

December 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Storytimes are 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.

Find the spirit of Christmas in Historic Downtown Centralia. This fantastic toy store is a great place to get the shopping done for all the kiddos on your list (plus, they have complimentary gift wrapping). Stick around for Storytime with The Grinch.

Christmas on Magnolia Street

Lewis & Clark Hotel
117 W. Magnolia Street, Centralia

Shop early on December 3, 3 to 7 p.m.
Events and shopping on December 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This Holiday Makers Market in Historic Downtown Centralia features artisans offering hand-thrown pottery, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, organic goods and more. At Christmas on Magnolia Street, Santa and Nana will be available to hear all the good kid’s wishes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Also on Saturday, find Santa’s reindeer from 12 to 3 p.m. and hayrides from 12 to 4 p.m.

Mineral Olde Town Christmas Event

American Legion Building
108 Front Street, Mineral

December 11, 4 to 6 p.m.

Join the community in Mineral for an Olde Town Christmas event with tree lighting, caroling, pictures with Santa and hot cocoa or coffee and goodies.

12th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade

Centralia Lighted Tractor Parade
Even though the event title says tractors, there’s a lot more to be seen. Here’s a Forklift-Sailboat combination. Photo courtesy: Jason Baker

Downtown Centralia

December 11, TBD

Bring your family into Historic Downtown Centralia for the spectacular 12th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade! Find tractors (and more), both big and small, decked out with Christmas lights at this spectacular event perfect for all ages.

Holiday Paint and Sip at Flood Valley Taphouse 

289 Northwest Chehalis Avenue, Chehalis

December 16, 6 p.m.

Get your inner artist ready for the holidays with a fun Snowman Paint and Sip at Flood Valley Taphouse. Gather with friends and join in for a fun and relaxing ornament painting class for $38. All skill levels are welcome as the art coach will guide painters through each step. Sip on craft brews, wine, cider, mead (for those over 21) and non-alcoholic drinks from Flood Valley. Seating is limited, so be sure to pre-register at info@artvana.life.

Holiday Market

Holiday Lights Lewis County
Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Jester Auto Museum
321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis

December 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With over 55 local vendors and artists, find the perfect gifts for those on your shopping list at this fun Holiday Market. Grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing food truck vendors and check out the awesome cars on display at Jester Auto Museum. Rain or shine and under cover, this free event also offers free parking.

Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble’s “Escape to the Land of Sweets” from The Nutcracker

Centralia College Corbet Theatre
600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia

December 16, 7:30 p.m.; December 17, 7:30 p.m.; December 18, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. and December 19, 1:00 & 5:30 p.m.; Live stream of the December 18 performances at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. will be offered.

Kick the holidays in high gear with Lewis County’s original Nutcracker Production from Southwest Washington Dance Center. “Escape to the Land of Sweets” from The Nutcracker Ballet is a professional-quality performance and an annual holiday tradition for many in our community. The performing ensemble features over 130 dancers, including students and community members. This beautiful production features handmade costumes, set pieces designed by local artists, and so much more!

With so much to do for the holidays in Lewis County, take one or all of these opportunities to experience the spirit of the season in our community.

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