Saturday was full of festivities in the Snoqualmie Valley, since most Valley cities hosted their annual holiday traditions during the day.
North Bend extended its celebration to a full weekend of Holly Days, shopping, movies, live theater and a tree lighting event with a visit from Santa. Both Mt. Si Senior Center and Si View Community Center hosted holiday bazaars and Valley Center Stage presented the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” Thursday through Saturday.
The festivities moved outside Saturday afternoon with a stage of live entertainment, a firepit, tractor rides, a tree lighting and Santa’s arrival.
In Fall City, the Chief Kanim Middle School commons was bursting with booths, exhibitors and shopping during the day, followed by performances by both the Chief Kanim and Fall City Elementary School choirs at the elementary school. The traditional lighting of the plum trees along the river followed the concert.
Carnation put together a crowd-pleasing musical lineup for its annual holiday event, now including a parade to usher in Santa on the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine.