Santa Claus is a jolly symbol of the magic of the Christmas season, and he is coming to all parts of Lewis County this December! Capturing photos with Santa creates a wonderful holiday tradition, marking the year with merriment and joy. Find out where to see Santa in Centralia, Chehalis and all around Lewis County in 2022.

Where to See Santa in Centralia

lighted tractor parade
The 2022 Lighted Tractor Parade is scheduled for December 10 at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Centralia.

Photos with Santa from Kiddin’ Around

Headed to the amazing Lighted Tractor Parade in Centralia on December 10? Be sure to make your way to the White Space at 203 North Tower Avenue from 3 to 5 p.m., where Kiddin’ Around hosts Santa Claus. Simone Photography Co will be on hand with complimentary professional photos with Santa. The kids can even write their letters to Santa, make fun cards and go on a cool scavenger hunt!

Christmas on Magnolia

Centralia’s Historic Lewis & Clark Hotel at 117 West Magnolia Street downtown brings Christmas on Magnolia. While the fun is from December 2 to 3, Mr. and Mrs. Claus (and the reindeer) will be there on December 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This free event is full of non-stop fun and holiday cheer, so come on down, get some gift shopping done with local vendors at the Christmas Market and let the kids enjoy the festivities too!

Where to see Santa in Centralia Chehalis and Lewis County
Find Santa in Centralia this December! Photo credit: Tim Mossholder

Pictures With Santa at The Victorian Showcase and Steampunk Emporium

On December 10, don’t miss Pictures With Santa at The Victorian Showcase and Steampunk Emporium from 12 to 6 p.m. Children who are not comfortable sitting on Santa’s lab can sit on a separate chair. Donations accepted for Rural Youth Alliance.

46th Annual Santa Breakfast

In its 46th year, the Moose Lodge at 1400 Grand Avenue in Centralia invites everyone to enjoy the annual Santa Breakfast on December 3 from 8 to 11 a.m. Feast on pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and more, then get a picture with Santa with proceeds benefitting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Suggested donations of adults for $7, kids for $4 and children under 3 are free.

Where to See Santa in Chehalis

Where to see Santa Chehalis
This year’s Santa Parade theme is “The Night Before Christmas.” Join in on the fun and see Santa in downtown Chehalis on December 3.

The man of the season has his own parade here in Lewis County! In its 72nd year, the annual Santa Parade in downtown Chehalis is a family tradition that should not be missed. Experience “The Night Before Christmas” on December 3 at 11 a.m., so get there early for a spot to see Santa during the parade. Catch free holiday movies at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater, and keep an eye out for Elf on the Shelf at fantastic downtown businesses from 2 to 4 p.m. Then, head over to the Lewis County Historical Museum for the community tree lighting at 4 p.m. Kids can even drop off their letters to Santa at the special mailbox at Book N’ Brush!

Photos With Santa at Chehalis Outfitters

Looking to get a picture for this year’s Christmas Card? Don’t miss an opportunity for a free photo with Santa at Chehalis Outfitters — formerly known to locals as Sunbirds. Santa will be at the sporting goods store on December 2 from 4 to 7 p.m., and December 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring the kids, family and even the dog for a chance to see the big man in red himself and his wonderful wife too. They will be in their beautiful hut with a picture-perfect backdrop, but watch out for the Grinch!

Children of all ages love telling Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. Photo courtesy: Chehalis-Centralia Steam Train

Santa’s Grinchy Christmas Train

Get your tickets now for Santa’s Grinchy Christmas Train for $16. On Saturdays and Sundays until December 18, find Santa and the Grinch aboard the Centralia-Chehalis Railroad and Museum. While the train is stationary, the fun hasn’t stopped. Much on holiday cookies and sip cocoa while the kiddos write letters to Santa. Dress festively for pictures with Santa and the Grinch.

Where to See Santa Around Lewis County

O’ Christmas Tree Lighting & Bazaar in Vader

On December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m., the town of Vader welcomes Mr. Claus along with Mrs. Clause for a tree lighting plus fun holiday shopping with O’ Christmas Tree Lighting & Bazaar. Find the fun at J.K. Werden Park Historic Jail and the Assembly of God Fellowship Hall. Kids will receive a Christmas surprise from Vader Lions Club. The City of Vader Parks Board will raffle beautiful lighted holiday wreaths with tickets at $5 or five for $20. Grab a warm drink from Awaken Coffee Stand, as a portion of sales will go back to Vader Parks. The festive tree lighting is at 6 p.m., and the fun vendors will be inside so you can stay warm.

Where to see Santa in Centralia Chehalis and Lewis County
Santa makes appearances all around Lewis County for the holiday season. Photo credit: Jesson Mata

Breakfast with Santa at the Adna Grange

In Adna, the Adna Grange hosts its annual Breakfast with Santa at 123 Dieckman Road on December 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Chow down on delicious scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee for $6. Kids eat for the same price and can make a craft and will receive a treat bag.

Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters Association Christmas Bazaar 2022

This fun Christmas Bazaar hosted by Onalaska Volunteer Firefighters Association features vendors offering handmade crafts, candles, soap, unique gifts, baked goods, ornaments, jewelry, holiday décor and more. Plus, Santa will be on-site for pictures, so be there on December 2 and 3 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where is your favorite place to see Santa in Lewis County? Send us an email at submit@lewistalk.com and let us know!

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