Community Calendar: Morton Lighted Christmas Parade; Breakfast With Santa; Lighted Tractor Parade


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Winter Band and Choir Concert

Dec. 7 at the Winlock Middle School Gym; 7 p.m.

Winlock high and middle school bands and choirs will perform. Admission is free and all are welcome to join. Masks are required. The concert will also be live-streamed on the district's Facebook and YouTube accounts.


Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting

Dec. 8 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.


Morton Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 10 beginning at the museum parking lot; 7 p.m.

Line up at 6:45 p.m. To sign up, contact Caro Johnson at 360-520-6878 or email


Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 11 at the Adna Grange Hall, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 9 to 11 a.m.

This breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and a drink costs $6 for all ages. Kids’ meals will include a craft and a visit with Santa.


Visit with Santa

Dec. 11 at the Rowdy Rooster Bistro, 503 NE First St., Winlock; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Rowdy Rooster Bistro in Winlock will be hosting Santa for most of the day. For additional questions, please contact Marilynn Williams at 360-880-7122.


Mineral Olde Town Christmas Event

Dec. 11 at the American Legion Building, 108 Front St., Mineral; 4 to 6 p.m.

This event will have a tree lighting, caroling, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, coffee and goodies.

Winners of the Mineral Lake Lions Club’s “Residential Holiday Decorating Contest” will be announced. All donations will go to future community events.


Lighted Tractor Parade

Dec. 11 in downtown Centralia; 6 p.m.

Parade entry applications are now open at Visit @CentraliaLightedTractorParade on Facebook for more details.


‘Christmas Rhapsody’ Ladies Luncheon

Dec. 13 at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Cost is $15. All women are invited to this “Creativity by Dan” presentation from Dan Duffy of Duffy’s Floral and Antiques and inspirational speaker Lois Williams. Invite friends and make reservations. Email, call Kay at 360-269-2449 or call Val at 360-748-4722. The program is sponsored by the Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection.


“Escape to the Land of Sweets” from The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec. 16, 17, 18, 19 at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater

Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. the week of Dec. 16. This performance will consist of all of Act Two from the ballet and a brand new opening act. Call 360-748-4789 for ticket information or visit


Christmas Cookie Baking

Dec. 18 at the Centralia Community Church of God Gymnasium, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 8 a.m. to noon.

Bake cookies to be handed out at the Community Church of God Christmas dinner. All volunteers are welcome. The church is aiming to bake 2,000 cookies. Head to the gymnasium in the church by taking the first driveway on the left when heading toward the high school. No sign-up required. For more information, email


Mossyrock Town Tree Lighting

Dec. 18 at Mossyrock Community Hall, 231 E. State St., Mossyrock; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the mayor, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch for caroling, hot cocoa, cider and gift drawings. For more information, call 360-983-3300.


Community Christmas Dinner

Dec. 25 at the Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 12 to 4 p.m.

There will be a free Christmas dinner with six cookies per meal. Delivery will also be available for those who call 360-669-0743.