North Bend is celebrating Holly Days, a weekend of holiday events including shopping, movies, live theater and a tree lighting event with a visit from Santa, too.
The fun starts Friday, Dec. 1, with the Mt. Si Senior Center’s annual holiday bazaar, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the senior center, 411, Main Ave. S.
Valley Center Stage presents its holiday show all weekend, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
Saturday starts at the Mt. Si Senior Center with a pancake breakfast with Santa and photos, 8:30 to 11 a.m. The holiday bazaar will continue, too, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A few blocks away, Si View Parks will also host a holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community center, 400 SE Orchard Dr.
If you need a break from shopping you can enjoy a free holiday movie, 2 p.m. at the North Bend Theater, but be sure to get back to the festivities downtown from 4 to 7 for a full schedule of live music, tractor rides, the tree lighting and Santa’s arrival.
The schedule includes live performances on an outdoor stage, sponsored by the North Bend Theater, as follows:
4 p.m. – Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band
4:25 p.m. – Valley Center Stage, A Christmas Carol sneak peak
4:30 p.m. – Veils of the Nile
4:50 p.m. – Tree lighting
5 p.m. – Ignite Dance, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
5:10 p.m. – Santa arrives on the EF&R Reindeer Engine
5:20 p.m. – Valley Center Stage, A Christmas Carol sneak peak
5:25 p.m. – Snoqualmie Valley Winds
5:55 p.m. – Mt Si High School Caroling
6:25 p.m. – Valley Center Stage, A Christmas Carol sneak peak
6:30 p.m. – Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club
The tree, donated by Keith & Scott’s Tree Farm, will be lit at 4:50 p.m. on the sidewalk on the corner of North Bend Way and Main Avenue. Lights are provided by Tanner Electric. Santa Claus arrives at 5:10 p.m. for a fireside chat with local children in the Iron Duck.
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