Father Christmas (left) greets one of the hard-working draft horses who pulled wagonloads of visitors through downtown Snoqualmie for hours Saturday during the city’s holiday festivities. Sno Valley Winds musicians Erik Dickerson, center, and Erik Thurston performed for Saturday’s tree lighting in Snoqualmie in holiday themed hats, the Grinch and Santa, respectively. (File Photo)

Father Christmas (left) greets one of the hard-working draft horses who pulled wagonloads of visitors through downtown Snoqualmie for hours Saturday during the city’s holiday festivities. Sno Valley Winds musicians Erik Dickerson, center, and Erik Thurston performed for Saturday’s tree lighting in Snoqualmie in holiday themed hats, the Grinch and Santa, respectively. (File Photo)

Snoqualmie Tree Lighting Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 25

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 2:29pm
  • Life

Downtown Snoqualmie will kick off the holiday season with a free holiday Tree Lighting Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 in and around Railroad Park.

The evening will feature local choirs performing and other live music, cookies, hot chocolate, horse-drawn wagon rides, skating, waving at the Northwest Railway Museum’s Santa Train passengers and, of course, a visit from Santa, who will arrive to light the tree at 6:30 p.m.

Skate on the city’s synthetic rink for $3 for children, or $5 for adults. Skates are provided.

In conjunction with Santa Train, downtown Snoqualmie businesses are offering prizes, discounts and special menu items for guests. Participating businesses include Art Gallery of SnoValley, Bella Vita, Bindlestick, Black Dog Cafe, Cafe Minee, Carmichael’s Hardware, Copperstone, Corner’s Gift Shop, Down to Earth, Heirloom Cookshop, Love Bug Pet Boutique, Snoqualmie Brewery & Taproom and Wild Hare Vintage.

Sno Valley Winds musicians Erik Dickerson, center, and Erik Thurston performed for Saturday’s tree lighting in Snoqualmie in holiday themed hats, the Grinch and Santa, respectively. (File Photo)

Sno Valley Winds musicians Erik Dickerson, center, and Erik Thurston performed for Saturday’s tree lighting in Snoqualmie in holiday themed hats, the Grinch and Santa, respectively. (File Photo)

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