Want to get out of the city this weekend? From a lighted boat parade in LaConner, to Leavenworth’s Bavarian charm, to a celebration of Victorian Christmases, there are lots of fun adventures within a short drive of Seattle.

La Conner Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 10

Lighting up the Swinomish Channel will be one of the largest Lighted Boat Parades to date in La Conner! “Christmas Island” is this year’s theme. Come early to shop and dine. Boats will float from the La Conner Marina to the city waterfront.

Dickens of a Christmas
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 9, 10 and 11
Downtown Centralia, WA

Tours of beautiful turn-of-the 19th century homes and buildings, a Christmas Tea, and Holiday Bazaar add up to a weekend filled with Christmas-past delights.

Christmas Lighting Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 9, 10 and 11
Downtown Leavenworth, WA

Tree lighting, Christmas characters and Christmas music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the first three weekends in December.

Leavenworth Snow Train
Saturday, December 10

Ride the rails aboard the Leavenworth Snow Train to see the Tree Lighting Festival. Plus enjoy onboard entertainment with musicians, magicians and Santa!

Country Christmas
Saturday and Sunday
December 10 and 11
10:00am – 7:00pm
Downtown Port Gamble, WA

Photos with Santa, wagon rides, holiday shopping, and children’s activities all weekend long. Come for the community Tree Lighting at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 10, followed by a Fireworks Show at 5:30pm!

Christmas at Fort Vancouver
Saturday, December 10
10:00am – 3:00pm
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
612 East Reserve Street
Vancouver, WA 98661

Experience first hand the festive traditional sights, smells, and sounds of the holiday season at Fort Vancouver. Visitors will be able to view and participate in activities undertaken by residents at the fort during the holiday season.


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