Happy December! What’s everybody up to this weekend? Need a few suggestions? Read on for a list of fun local events:
Tonight, it’s The Price Is Right Live! at the TTC.
The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival happens this weekend, and Dec. 8-10 and 15-17.
Celebrate a Small Town Christmas in Chelan, with festive events happening all December long. (Friday night, it’s a holiday concert at the big Christmas tree with Chelan High School students.)
Stage Kids presents everyone’s favorite Christmas classic, Bah Humbug!. See Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the three Christmas spirits sing, dance and light up the stage at the Numerica Performing Arts Center today, Friday and Saturday. Click here for tickets.
Christmas Family Fun Day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is this Saturday.
Santa arrives in downtown Wenatchee on a fire truck this Saturday. At about 4:30 p.m., he will light the Community Christmas Tree in the Wenatchee Convention Center Plaza. Free photos with Santa inside the Convention Center until 6 p.m. Free photos, pizza, and crafts with Santa on Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The final day of free photos with Santa is Sunday, December 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday is the annual Christmas in Cashmere event. (Free photos with Santa will be indoors from 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the Fire Station courtesy of Karen Bray. You’ll be able to pick up your free photo prints at the Chamber office the following week.)
At 11 a.m. Saturday, come to a special Christmas Story Time and make a snowman craft at the Cashmere Public Library, 300 Woodring St. For information: 782-3314.
Santa will arrive at Pybus Public Market (in a bright red helicopter!) on Sunday!
Santa has already arrived at the Wenatchee Valley Mall for photos. He’ll be there through Christmas Eve. (The big man will attend a breakfast celebration on Saturday, Dec. 16, and will be available for photos with pets on Sunday, Dec. 17.)
The Mingle and Jingle shopping event is happening Sunday in downtown Wenatchee.
The Wenatchee Wild are home at the Town Toyota Center next Wednesday.
The East Wenatchee Christmas Tree Lighting is Thursday evening at city hall.
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra will once again join with the Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet to present “The Nutcracker,” at the Numerica PAC on Dec. 8, 9 and 10.
WHS DECA is hosting a Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Dec. 8. The night will include games, photos, dancing, face painting and more. This year’s theme is “A Winter Wonderland”, so be sure to dress for the weather! All elementary-aged (and younger) girls are welcome to attend.
Next Saturday, Dec. 9, Sage Hills Church is hosting Oh What Fun! — a Christmas event for the whole family at Pybus.
The Wenatchee Figure Skating Club’s annual holiday show is Dec. 9 and 10 at the TTC rink.
The Numerica PAC is screening a few classic Christmas movies later in December. On Dec. 17, it’s “Miracle on 34th Street”. On Dec. 18, it’s “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. On Dec. 19, it’s “Scrooged”.
On Dec. 21 on the PAC stage, it’s the “Old Time Radio Show” version of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
The popular Indoor Playground for toddlers and their parents is up and running again at Pybus Public Market. This program is a cooperative effort of Pybus and the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department – cost is $1.25 per child, or just $1 for Wenatchee City residents. It is a great way to get take the little ones to the Park on those mornings when it is too cold to be outside.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open (and indoors) Saturdays at Pybus Public Market.
Catholic Family and Child Service hosts several play-and-learn events each week for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. The Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group meets Wednesdays at the First Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Thursdays at the Wenatchee Public Library at 10 a.m., and Fridays at the Hope Center at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The play sessions are free and no registration is required. For more information call 664-7350 ext. 3093.
The Wenatchee Mother-Baby Support Group at the Wenatchee Public Library meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. And there’s a Toddler Group, too! The toddler group meets Mondays at noon at the library. This play-time focuses on movement, exploration, and learning to play together. It’s also a time for parents to visit, connect, and find ongoing support.
Indoor Park Play Time at Apple Valley Gymnastics, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays.
For kids 6 and younger, head to the play gym at Sport Gymnastics, open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Story times at the Wenatchee Public Library. (Preschool Story Time: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Bilingual Story Time: Mondays at 6 p.m..; Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Baby/Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.; NEW Family Story Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m.)
You’ll find a hands-on children’s activity and craft room upstairs at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Kids and their grown-ups get in free and it’s open during regular museum hours.
The Wenatchee Valley Mall Kids Club gets together for adventures the third Saturday of every month.
Bring the whole family out for RunWenatchee’s club run/walks on the Loop Trail every Thursday evening. (Club run check-ins have moved to Pybus.)
For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com.
(Photo credit: Wenatchee World photo/Don Seabrook. Damian Gomez, 3, from East Wenatchee, met Santa at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 12/12/2015.)