Santa’s coming to town!

Check out these other same day events!

Breakfast with Santa

Join us at the United Presbyterian Church from 8-10 am for Breakfast with Santa, brought to you by KCTC. The Washington Lion’s Club will be preparing a delicious pancake breakfast and Santa will be onsite to visit with children. Bring your camera to take your child’s photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus while listening to carolers sing Christmas tunes.

Tickets are $7 adults / $3 children 3 and over. They are available at the door or in advance from Main Street Washington.
The United Presbyterian Church is located at 209 E. Main Street

Jingle Bell Run

Sign up for this fun run around downtown full of Christmas Cheer! Costumes & themed attire welcomed and encouraged! Pre-register today & you’ll receive a t-shirt & jingle bells! Sign up the day of at JP’s 207 starting at 8 am. Race begins at 9 am. Proceeds support the holiday decor around the square & Paws & More.

Reason for the Season: A Few of Our Favorite Things

A Holiday Show to benefit our local HACAP
Performance:  Saturday, November 25th, 1:00PM, Washington High School Auditorium
Stage Rehearsal:  Saturday, November 18th, 9:00AM, Washington High School Auditorium
Spectators must have a ticket for the show ($10 each)
Questions:  please contact Melissa Westphal, [email protected], 319.461.2390, registration here

Shop Small Weekend!
It’s the best weekend of the year to support your local businesses! Get out & shop small at the businesses that support our community all year long! More dollars stay within our local economy when you shop small. Those dollars support local schools, athletics, as well as services like police, fire department, and so much more! Support our local shops and get the best presents for your family, your friends and yourself!

Live Radio Play: Sherlock Christmas Story & Father Knows Best

Join us outside the Washington Public Library and tune into KCII to listen and watch the Live Radio Play at 5pm.

Sherlock Christmas Story & Father Knows Best (30 min each)

Downtown Lighting Ceremony & Lighted Parade
Join Main Street Washington at the Bandstand at 6 pm on Saturday, November 25th for the Annual Lights of Love Memory Trees ceremony. Following the ceremony at 6:30 pm, the 28th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade kicks off and circles downtown, closed by a Special Guest. The Lighting Ceremony is brought to by the Washington Chamber of Commerce & the Parade is brought to you by Main Street Washington.

Would you like to enter a float into the Parade? Pre-register here!

Want a Lights of Love Tree? Go here!

Santa’s House

Kids can come deliver their lists & chat with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s House is brought to you by Washington State Bank and will be at the Washington Public Library on Sunday, November 26th & Saturday, Dec 2nd from 1-4pm.

Holiday Shopping Promo Weekends

Nov 2-4 – Holiday Open Houses – Get into the holiday spirit in Downtown Washington with specials, treats, and beautiful new inventory at our local boutiques! We’ll have some elves out and about with special shop local tokens to give you exclusive discounts!
Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day – Special discounts for Veterans & their spouses
Nov 17 – Pink Friday – Shop Local First! Support the local businesses that support our community all year long & find the perfect unique gifts before Black Friday!
Nov 24-26 – Shop Small Weekend – Small Business Saturday but BIGGER! Come Downtown for drawings, drinks, activities and more! Our elves will be back out with the special discount tokens! You can also enter to win a basket of goodies from our local merchants!
Dec 14 – Ugly Sweater Crawl – Celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day! Get your ticket for $5 to shop, sip and stroll around the square in your Ugliest Sweater!

Lights of Love Trees

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