Multi-week celebration held Thanksgiving to New Years

information compiled, file photos

With Thanksgiving Day fresh in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to the Small Town Holiday season in the Lake Chelan Valley. This month-long celebration starts Friday, November 26 and provides opportunities to wine, dine, shop and play during a variety of events and activities in Chelan and Manson.

In addition to the events listed below, there are neighborhood holiday driving tours, story walks, Winter Wonderland window displays, holiday specials and sales at shops and wineries throughout the valley.

Here’s what to do on Friday, November 26:

  • 6:00 a.m. – Plaid Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan
  • 10:00 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – One-Man Band (Chelan)
  • 4:00 p.m. Santa Neighborhood Tour (Chelan)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lady of the Lake Holiday Boat Parade
  • 6:00 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting (Chelan)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Fireworks at Don Morse Park (Chelan)

Here’s what to do on Saturday, November 27:

  • All day Small Business Saturday (Chelan and Manson)
  • 9:00 a.m. – Santa’s Naughty & Nice List on KOZI
  • Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – One-Man Band (Chelan)
  • Noon: Santa’s Arrival at Leffler Field (Manson)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Pictures with Santa Downtown Chelan
  • 1:00 p.m. – Free Christmas Matinee at the Ruby Theatre (Chelan)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Wine Barrel Train Rides (Manson)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Pictures with Santa at Heritage Tree (Manson)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Santa Manson Neighborhood Tour
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Manson Christmas Carolers
  • 5:30 p.m. – Lady of the Lake Holiday Boat Parade
  • 6:30 p.m. – Fireworks at Manson Bay Park

Lake Chelan Now will publish stories and post pictures on social media throughout the month-long event. Visit for additional information.