Local Events from December 5 to 9, 2023

Watch out for these fun and exciting upcoming activities in North Central Washington this week! While you're here, this is a great time of year to see several homes in town with our local real estate experts!

Immense yourself in these awesome activities.


NWAC Avalanche Awareness Class
When: Thursday, December  7, 2023 7:00pm | Friday, December 8, 2023 8:30am
Where: Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St, Leavenworth

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) for this introductory class. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially life saving skill. This class provides a basic approach to managing risk. NWAC instructor, Katie Strahl, will explain how to access avalanche and mountain weather forecasts and recognize basic signs of avalanche danger.

Wings 'N Wishes
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St NE, East Wenatchee

Visit East Wenatchee City Hall on December 7, from 6-8pm, to greet Santa as he arrives on a fire truck and help Santa countdown to the lighting of City Hall. There will be photos with Santa, caroling, Santa’s Village booths, food vendors and activities for the whole family, plus you can bring a new toy to donate to the NCW Community Toy Drive and help support local children in need.

Before Santa flies back to the North Pole, he wants to drive through East Wenatchee one last time, waving hello to everyone he sees. Listen for the holiday music that Santa will be playing as he drives around on top of a fire truck on December 9, from 1-3pm.

For more information about the Wings ‘n Wishes Holiday Events, visit www.EastWenatcheeWa.gov.

Photos with Santa
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Pybus Market, 3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee

Santa's Ride Around Town
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: East Wenatchee Streets, East Wenatchee

With the help of the Douglas County Fire Department & the East Wenatchee Police, Santa will be making his way through the streets of East Wenatchee! Santa will depart from DCFD at 1:00pm, and will follow the map outlined on our website.


Bronn Journey Harp Concert
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Community United Methodist Church, 418 Evans Street, Leavenworth

Harp concert featuring Bronn Journey. This will be an evening of amazing music. Great way to start the Christmas season!

Tickets are $35 by email at [email protected] at the door.

Illuminate the Night: A Winter-Themed Guided Concert
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Snowy Owl Theater at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth

Illuminate the Night: A Winter-Themed Guided Concert Featuring the Music of Benjamin Jay Thomas and Shine Song Collective.

This event takes place at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Icicle.org.


When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Wapato Way, Manson,


Join us as we celebrate our annual Village of Lights celebration on Saturday, November 25th.  The day begins at Mountain View Lodge at 10:00 am.  The kids will be writing letters to Santa to deliver when he and Mrs. Claus arrive via helicopter at Leffler Field at 12:00 pm.

The festivities will continue as we parade down the main street of Manson following Santa and Mrs. Claus in their sleigh to Radiance Winery and Coffee for photo opportunities and visits with Santa. The night will end with fireworks at 6:30 pm at Manson Bay Park.

Many of the Manson Businesses will be participating with fun-filled family events and warm holiday cheer from November 25th-January 21st.

Hot Cocoa Bar at Silver Bell Winery
When: Friday, December 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Silver Bell Winery, 21 Veroske Rd., Manson

Be part of the Third Annual Holiday Season Kick-Off featuring Diane’s Famous Cocoa Bar. All donations from the Cocoa Bar will go to Chelan Valley Hope, an organization dedicated to improving people’s lives. The Cocoa Bar will be open from Plaid Friday until Sunday, December 31st. Let’s make every sip count and contribute to a good cause!

Festival of Trees Auction
When: Friday, December 8, 2023 | 6:00 pm
Where: Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 216 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan


The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back the beloved Festival of Trees Auction in 2023! Admire and bid on your favorite trees, wreaths and centerpieces that your fellow business community and individuals have created to be auctioned off for their non-profit of choice. Your ticket will include a drink ticket and appetizers.

Displays will go up the week of Thanksgiving to be enjoyed by all. Silent auction bidding will be available!

Tickets are $25, includes light bites and a drink ticket. Limited availability.

To donate a tree, please reach out to [email protected]


Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus Holiday Concert
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Where: Omak Performing Arts Center

$10 or under 18 is Free!

Selections will include winter tonal themes from the river banks of historical Europe to Canadian Fanfares.  Enjoy iconic winter melodies along with rich variations.  

Other Events this week:


Lights Out Teen Skate
When: Friday, December 1, 2023 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Town Toyota Center Community Rink

Trivia Night
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Wenatchee Valley Brewing, 108 E. Island View St., Wenatchee

Wine Down Wednesday with Virgil Eagle
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Bianchi Vineyards, 3400 10th St SE, East Wenatchee

Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Pybus Market, 3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee


When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Rocky Pond Tasting Room, 535 US Route 2 Leavenworth

Live Music: The Well-Strung Duo
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Mozart's Steakhouse, 829 Front Street, Upstairs Leavenworth

 Artisan Holiday Market
When: Friday, December 8, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: LOGE Leavenworth, 312 9th Street Leavenworth


Amos Rome Happy Hour!
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Amos Rome Vineyards, 700 Wapato Lake Rd, Manson

Open Mic Night at Sigillo Cellars
When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Sigillo Cellars, 2037 W Woodin Avenue, Chelan


Colville Tribal Museum - Artisan's Market
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 512 Mead Way, Coulee Dam

Red Barn Christmas Bazaar
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: 51 State Route Hwy 20, Winthrop

Omak Christmas in Who-Ville
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 11:30 am
Where: 21 N Main Street, Omak

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