Downtown Chehalis community tree lighting event to be held Saturday; attendees invited to bring their own ornaments


Among the many Christmas events this month is the annual community tree lighting event in downtown Chehalis, scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 2, in front of the Lewis County Historical Museum. 

Admission to the event is free. While this isn’t the first year the city has held a tree lighting, this will be the first year where guests will be invited to bring an ornament to donate and place on the tree. 

Those ornaments will be included on future trees as well, according to an Experience Chehalis news release. 

Additionally, the Southwest Washington Dance Center will be performing scenes from The Nutcracker and the W.F. West High School choir will be on hand singing classic holiday carols. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided free of charge courtesy of the Lewis County Historical Museum. 

“We are delighted to invite everyone to join us for this special event celebrating the holidays as a community," Lewis County Historical Museum board member Kate McDougall said in the release. "It's a time to come together, share in the holiday spirit and create memories with family and friends.”

The Lewis County Historical Museum is located at 599 NW Front St. in downtown Chehalis. 

Originally known as the Chehalis Community Renaissance Team, Experience Chehalis is an organization that aims to cultivate relationships and celebrate community by engaging in projects to make Chehalis a more attractive place to live, involve the youth and enhance economic growth through promoting tourism to support local businesses. 

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