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Make the holidays easy this season: head to Bayview and Ralph’s Thriftway stores for all your needs. From photos with Santa to Bayview Catering handling the cooking, it’s easy to see why they have been a community staple for four generations. Their family-owned stores are working hard so you can do what really matters during the holidays, spend time with family and friends.

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Pose with Santa himself at Ralph’s Thriftway Tree Lighting on December 3. Photo courtesy: Stormans Inc.

Santa Claus is Coming to Ralph’s Thriftway December 3

Santa welcomes you to embrace the holiday season with a visit to Ralph’s Thriftway on December 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jolly Old St. Nick will pose with you for fun photos from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. All you need is your camera, your children, or anyone who believes in the joy of seeing the man in the red suit and a twinkle in his eye.

A mother suggested to her young daughter they might be able to see Santa at the grocery store. The little girl was incredulous asking, “Do you think he needs to get milk for his cookies?” Of course, he does. And you do too!

Everyone can watch the celebratory tree lighting and listen to carolers from the Gospel Outreach of Olympia. Inside the store, you can participate in a decorating activity at the bakery, and there will be face painting. Samples of holiday foods and beverages will be tempting you throughout the store. Expect holiday surprises around any corner. You will earn 35% back in your rewards wallet on all holiday décor. Be sure to look at all the culinary gadgets. Do you have a Thrifty account? It’s easy to sign up at check-out.

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Bayview’s Taste the Holiday Spirit allows vendors to display their many goods, and you get to taste them for ideas and inspiration. Photo courtesy: Stormans Inc.

Taste the Holiday Spirit at Bayview with Samples Galore December 10

There’s nothing like a sip of eggnog or a sample of chocolate to inspire your holiday imagination. Find holiday recipes, snacks, and countless possibilities for thoughtful meals and gifts when you visit Bayview on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Holiday Spirit event features mini culinary seminars from The Bayview School of Cooking. Additionally, vendors will be on hand to entice you with cheeses, deli items and sweets. You can receive discounts on selected wine, and you’ll earn 20% back on your rewards wallet on all housewares and gift items.

To whet your appetite, but not to overwhelm you, here are some of the participating vendors. Cheeses are from Sartori, Bel Gioioso, Kingsten, Cambozola, Face Rock and Yancy’s Fancy.

Deli items are from 11 Olives, Columbus Salami, and La Panzanella. There’s bakery fun from Boulart Breads. Holiday treats from Chehalis Mints, Seattle Chocolates, Muddy Buddys, and Choc Zero. You can taste Bayview’s own crab cakes and Painted Hills prime rib. Mountain Stream Mushrooms has five local varieties.

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Bayview Catering offers prime rib and ham dinners boxed for delivery up until Christmas Eve afternoon. Give yourself the night off from cooking. Photo courtesy: Stormans Inc.

Thirsty? Taste Claddagh cold brew or Magic Kombucha.

Stop in Bayview to literally taste the holiday spirit. It’s an experience. This is also a fun store to walk the aisles for creative food and gift ideas.

Bayview Catering’s Ready-to-Eat Holiday Meals are a Delicious Way to Save Time

Your holiday team at Bayview Catering stands ready for your order for a memorable feast. The fresh meals will be able to satisfy 8 to 10 people or leave a few scrumptious leftovers for a slightly smaller crowd. For those who really want a whole roasted turkey for soup and sandwich makings, but find your time too squeezed, you’re in luck. You can get the entire bird. If your tradition calls for ham or prime rib, Bayview Catering has you covered. Meals can be picked up hot or cold. It’s easy to fill out the Bayview Catering pre-order form Bayview Catering form. Orders must be received by 3 p.m. on December 15 with the last pick-up time at 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

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You can serve a whole, roasted turkey with your favorite trimmings with the help of Bayview Catering. It’s holiday dinners made easy! Photo courtesy: Stormans Inc.

The turkey meal is accompanied by herbed stuffing, roasted corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry orange relish, and roasted corn. The baked ham is sent with scalloped potatoes and butter pecan carrots with a brown sugar glaze. Bayview’s prime rib meal is served with au jus and horseradish, grilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. All choices include freshly baked rolls.

Yes, you can pick up a pie while you’re there. Bayview has an abundance of professionally made desserts.

Fabulous Easy Dinner Idea

December grows with a crescendo of seasonal events and gatherings. Concerts at school, work activities, and daily life are a lot to keep up with. Ordering dinner from Bayview Catering doesn’t have to be for company. Get one for your immediate family creating a dinner night when no one has to cook. Not only will your kitchen remain cleaner, but you can have a quiet evening at home or make it to the theater on time. An added benefit will show up the next morning when you add diced ham to your omelet or eat a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch.

Ralph’s Thriftway and Bayview Thriftway are part of Stormans Inc., a fourth-generation, family-owned business and longtime community supporter. At both locations, you will find ingredients and products sourced from local and regional producers. The other companies include The Bayview School of Cooking, Celebrations, and Northwest Remedies Compounding Pharmacy. Share the spirit of the season with all of Stormans’ festive activities.

Tree Lighting Event – Ralph’s Thriftway
December 3: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Taste the Holiday Spirit – Bayview Thriftway
December 10: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Order Prepared Holiday Meals – Bayview Catering
Get your pre-order in by December 15 for your holiday meal.

Prepaid orders must be picked up by 2:30 p.m. on December 24 at Bayview Thriftway

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