Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band performs for North Bend’s Holly Days Dec. 2. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band performs for North Bend’s Holly Days Dec. 2. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Valley communities light up for the holidays; Saturday celebrations hosted in North Bend, Fall City and Carnation

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.

Baked goods, dog toys, and mini wreaths greeted shoppers just inside Chief Kanim Middle School Saturday at the Fall City Holiday Market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Baked goods, dog toys, and mini wreaths greeted shoppers just inside Chief Kanim Middle School Saturday at the Fall City Holiday Market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Santa greets excited children in downtown North Bend. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Santa greets excited children in downtown North Bend. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Janice and Eric Oster, owners of Evil Roy’s Elixirs around the corner from the Christmas in Carnation celebration, donned Victorian holiday garb for the occasion. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Janice and Eric Oster, owners of Evil Roy’s Elixirs around the corner from the Christmas in Carnation celebration, donned Victorian holiday garb for the occasion. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Fall City Historical Society members, from left, Leanne Adcox, Paula Spence, Cindy Parks, Donna Driver-Kummen, and Anne Neilson got in the spirit with holiday hats and an array of historical gifts for sale. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Fall City Historical Society members, from left, Leanne Adcox, Paula Spence, Cindy Parks, Donna Driver-Kummen, and Anne Neilson got in the spirit with holiday hats and an array of historical gifts for sale. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A crowd of umbrellas, and residents, gathered on North Bend Way Saturday for the city’s Holly Days celebration. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

A crowd of umbrellas, and residents, gathered on North Bend Way Saturday for the city’s Holly Days celebration. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Fiber artist Hilde Gettinger helps shoppers find the right item. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Fiber artist Hilde Gettinger helps shoppers find the right item. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Presley Travis, age 3 and a half, and Brandon Wilhite work on paracord creations at their booth at the Fall City Holiday Market Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Presley Travis, age 3 and a half, and Brandon Wilhite work on paracord creations at their booth at the Fall City Holiday Market Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Johann Sasynuik provided holiday piano music during the Fall City holiday market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Johann Sasynuik provided holiday piano music during the Fall City holiday market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Artist and art teacher Julie Lagace displayed some of her hand-marbled glass ornaments at the holiday fair. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Artist and art teacher Julie Lagace displayed some of her hand-marbled glass ornaments at the holiday fair. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Presley Travis poses for a photo during her work staffing a booth at the Fall City holiday market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Presley Travis poses for a photo during her work staffing a booth at the Fall City holiday market. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Snuggling with her toy reindeer, Raea Petzold 10 weeks old, napped at the market while her mom, Valerie, and grandmother Janet Calkins, shopped. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Snuggling with her toy reindeer, Raea Petzold 10 weeks old, napped at the market while her mom, Valerie, and grandmother Janet Calkins, shopped. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A group of residents gathers around the firepit Saturday during North Bend’s Holly Days celebration. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

A group of residents gathers around the firepit Saturday during North Bend’s Holly Days celebration. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Veils of the Nile perform at North Bend’s Holly Days Dec. 2. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Veils of the Nile perform at North Bend’s Holly Days Dec. 2. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Veils of the Nile dancers get ready to perform. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Veils of the Nile dancers get ready to perform. (Photo courtesy of Mary Miller)

Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)
                                Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo) Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo) Children and families sing and dance along with holiday tunes played by Jack Ballard at Christmas in Carnation Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Tommy Ace Rolen had the best view of the tree lighting in Carnation, sitting on his Dad, Lee’s shoulders Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Tommy Ace Rolen had the best view of the tree lighting in Carnation, sitting on his Dad, Lee’s shoulders Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Santa and friends wave at Carnation residents from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine, pulling into the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday evening. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Santa and friends wave at Carnation residents from the Eastside Fire & Rescue Reindeer Engine, pulling into the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday evening. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Belgian horses pull a wagonload of raincoated passengers to the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Belgian horses pull a wagonload of raincoated passengers to the Christmas in Carnation celebration Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

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