Community Calendar: Santa Parade and Holiday Events Galore


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The Shed Christmas Market

Dec. 3 at The Shed, 516 Spooner Road, Chehalis

The Christmas market will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. To reach The Shed, take Exit 77 on Interstate 5 and head west on state Route 6 for about 7 miles before turning right on Spooner Road and follow the signs to The Shed. 


Craft Bazaar

Dec. 3 at Moonstang Creations, 569 Twin Oaks Road, Chehalis; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no fee for this event. 


2022 Mossyrock Garden Club Look-A-Rama

Dec. 3 at Mossyrock Grange Hall, 152 Isbell Road, Mossyrock

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will feature toys, crafts, poinsettias, candy and baked goods, custom wreaths, swags and arrangements, a silent auction and a raffle. A luncheon will be served on both days. Free cake and coffee will be available. Proceeds go to benefit the Mossyrock High School Scholarship Program. 


Merry Christmas Bazaar

Dec. 3 at the Onalaska Fire Hall, 1733 state Route 508, Onalaska

The bazaar will be held on Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 with Santa making an appearance from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Santa appearing from noon to 3 p.m. Food vendors, handmade soap and candles, baked goods and more will be available. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available as well. 


Acoustic Music Jam

Dec. 3 at the Faith Baptist Church, 436 Coal Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association and is open to acoustic musicians of all ages and abilities. The event features all kinds of old time, bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian, Cajun and other music genres. The jam is free and open to the public and one does not need to be a member to attend. 


Christmas on Magnolia

Dec. 3 at the Lewis and Clark Event Center, 117 W. Magnolia St., Centralia

This event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Centralia’s Christmas Market will include artisans offering hand-thrown pottery, woodwork, jewelry, textiles, organic goods, live music and more. 


White Christmas

Dec. 3, 9, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4,10, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.; at The Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W. Center St., Centralia; 7:30 p.m.

The Evergreen Playhouse presents White Christmas. Adult tickets are $18 while tickets for students and seniors are $15. 


Boistfort Lions Club Walk N’ Knock

Dec. 3 at the Boistfort; 10 a.m.

Volunteers will go to houses on routes and pick up food and donations and take them to the food bank. For more information on how to volunteer, call 360-269-2079.


Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 3 at the Moose Family Center, 1400 Grand Ave., Centralia; 8 to 11 a.m.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, apple sauce, juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this fundraiser for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Santa will arrive at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation for adults is $7, children ages 4 through 12, $4. Free for kids under 3-years-old. Wreaths for sale by Lewis County Work Opportunities. Bring your own camera. 

Friends of the Chehalis Library Annual Book Sale

Dec. 3 at the Vernetta Smith Timberland Library, 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Friends of the Chehalis Library is hosting its annual book sale after the Santa Parade. Books of all genres and for all ages will be available. All proceeds from this sale are given to the library and fund programs throughout the year. Specially designed high quality cloth book bags will also be available for purchase. 


Holiday Charity Bazaar

Dec. 3 at the Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please use the east entrance near the gym. Proceeds support Health and Hope Medical Clinic. 


Salkum Community Quilters Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 3 at the Salkum Fire Hall, 2495 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $7.50 and will include either razor clam chowder or potato soup as well as garlic bread, dessert and coffee or juice. Baked goods, holiday items, home crafted items, fabrics, collectibles, quilted items, specialty gift items, sewing machines and viking embroidery machines will be available. This event is sponsored by the Salkum Community Quilters. For more information, call Pat Conley at 360-985-0813.


Boistfort Valley Here Comes Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 3 at the Baw Faw Grange, 995 Boistfort Road, Curtis; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is being held to benefit the Baw Faw Grange’s Raise the Roof fund. There will be craft vendors, a raffle and a holiday dessert silent auction. More information can be found at the Baw Faw Grange Facebook page. For vendor information, email 

Black Lake Bible Camp Christmas Extravaganza

Dec. 3 at the Black Lake Bible Camp, 6521 Fairview Road, Olympia; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday bazaar and childrens’ carnival.


72nd Annual Santa Parade

Dec. 3 in Downtown Chehalis; 11 a.m.

The theme of the parade will be “The Night Before Christmas.” The Grand Marshal will be Riverside Fire Authority Chief Michael Kytta. 


Christmas Movie Classics

Dec. 3 at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater, 558 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 12 p.m.

“Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” will be shown at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater during this free movie event. Free popcorn will be served and attendees can wear Christmas pajamas. Lunch specials for kids, soft drinks, food and beverages will be available for purchase. 


Elf on the Shelf: Downtown Chehalis

Dec. 3 in Downtown Chehalis; 2 to 4 p.m.

After the Santa Parade people can get get pictures with a living elf at participating shops in Downtown Chehalis. The elf will be at Book ‘n Brush at 2 p.m., Bartel’s at 2:30 p.m., Totally Pawsome at 3 p.m. and Brusnwig’s at 3:30 p.m.


Pulled Pork and Bingo Night

Dec. 3 at Trinity Rebekah Lodge, 111 W. Washington St., Napavine; 4 to 6 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Rebekahs and features drawings, prizes, raffles and snacks. Dinner is $15 and bingo is $10. Each additional playing pack is $5. 


Westminster Bells Christmas Celebration

Dec. 3 and 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 349 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis and Harrison Square Presbyterian Church, 1227 Harrison Ave., Centralia. 

The Westminster Bells will be performing a concert. This is the 34th season the Westminster Bells has performed concerts, and its first since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The concerts will be on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Harrison Square Presbyterian Church in Centralia. 


Twin City Senior Center Tai Ji Quan

Dec. 5 at Twin City Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 10 to 11 a.m.

This is a free introductory class for Tai Ji Quan. The class will focus on eight forms from the Tai Ji Quan program that will help build core muscles to promote balance. The program helps individuals stand up more easily from a chair, shift balance from foot to foot and step backwards with ease. 


Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra

Dec. 5 at the Corbet Theatre, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia; 7 p.m.

This is a free event. The concert will feature themes from movies such as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Polar Express” and “Jurassic Park.” There will also be traditional Christmas music. The Westminster Bells will also perform. 


Newaukum Golf Course Weekly Bingo

Dec. 6 at the Newaukum Golf Course, 153 Newaukum Golf Dr., Chehalis; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This is a free event at the Newaukum Golf Course.


Southwest Washington Mycological Society Membership Meeting

Dec. 6 at the WSU Extension Office, 17 SW Cascade Ave., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The mushroom club is holding a membership meeting at the WSU Extension office. This is a great opportunity to pay dues for the next year. Attendees are encouraged to bring mushrooms ground around their home to be identified. 


Twin City Senior Center Tai Ji Quan

Dec. 7 at Twin City Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 10 to 11 a.m.

This is a free introductory class for Tai Ji Quan. The class will focus on eight forms from the Tai Ji Quan program that will help build core muscles to promote balance. The program helps individuals stand up more easily from a chair, shift balance from foot to foot and step backwards with ease. 


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Dec. 8 at the Nazarene Church, 1119 W. 1st St., Centralia; 1 p.m.

The meeting will be in the chapel and will last about an hour. The group is currently viewing videos showing the value of exercise therapy. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Patients and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Stuart Bailey at 360-280-9194.


Voetberg Family Christmas

Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at the Historic Liberty Theater, 413 N. Tower Ave., Centralia

The Voetberg family is hosting a Voetberg Family Christmas on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 with special guest Hanneke Cassel. The event will be held at the Historic Liberty Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9 and at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 10, the event will be at  2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Lap sitters are free. Tickets are sold at Fiddlers Coffee and at


Tractor Supply Company Photos with Santa 

Dec. 10 at the Tractor Supply Company, 1050 NW Maryland Ave., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tractor Supply Company invites customers to its Chehalis location for a Photos with Santa event and an Ornament Craft activity. Customers can bring their children and pets to the store for pictures with Santa and to decorate an ornament with stickers and other extras. 


Adna Grange’s Annual Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 10 at the Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Adna; 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The breakfast will have scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit cups, juice and coffee. The entrance fee is $6 for all ages. Kids meals include a bag of goodies, a visit with Santa and a make-and-take craft. Once complete, each participant can take their free craft home to decorate their Christmas tree.