Travel & Outdoors

Best Getaways Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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If you are headed over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, why not participate in one of these fun and festive activities to round out the Thanksgiving weekend?

Christmas at the End of the Road
Friday and Saturday
November 25 and 26
Winthrop, WA 98862
888.463.8469
http://www.winthropwashington.com

This magical holiday celebration begins Thanksgiving weekend and marks the beginning of the Christmas season for the Methow Valley citizens and it’s many visitors. Family and friends come from afar to join in and share this wondrous time of year. Storytelling, Santa, Town Lighting, Ice Skating, Kids’ Activities, Fun Run, Fireworks Display.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
Yakima Valley Wineries
509.786.3177
http://www.wineyakimavalley.org

Enjoy Thanksgiving in wine country, the event that has become a Northwest tradition. Yakima Valley wineries open their doors following Thanksgiving to celebrate the season. Come sample our finest wines and carefully selected culinary pairings. Over 20 participating wineries.

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W. Chance A La Mer Ave.
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
800.874.6737
http://www.tourismoceanshores.com

A free and fun family event with over 70 arts and crafts booths feature thousands of unique handmade items just in time for the holidays! Bring the kids, Santa will be there to listen to all of your Christmas wishes.

Christkindlmarkt
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
Leavenworth Festhalle
1001 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworth.org

The 16th Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family is held at In the Leavenworth Festhalle and also Front Street Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Traditional and Holiday Music, Holiday Shopping and Food Booths, Lantern Parade for Families Friday and Saturday, Children’s Crafts, Games, Treats Friday and Saturday at the Grange.

Fall Barrel & Open House Weekend
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 25, 26 and 27
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.669.5808
http://www.wenatcheewines.com

Celebrate the season by trying wines from over 15 area wineries. Barrel, new releases, and library wines. This weekend offers food, fun, and new friends as guests discover the award-winning wines of Wenatchee Wine Country.

First Snow Annual Holiday Show
Friday, November 25
Artic Raven Gallery
San Juan Island
130 South First Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360.478.3433
http://www.arcticravengallery.com

The seventh annual holiday art and gift show at this fine art gallery featuring Arctic and Northwest Coast Native work. Opens at 10:00am Friday, November 25, with a Hot Cider Reception from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. This is a wonderful event to help entertain yourself and guests during the Thanksgiving weekend. The show will continue through to New Years Day.

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