Upcoming events in the Valley Nov. 28-Dec. 17


Thanksgiving Dinner presented by the Apple Cup Cafe: Nov. 28


CHELAN - Apple Cup Cafe’s annual free dinner starts at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) and runs until 2 p.m. They will be collecting canned food and monetary donations,.All will go to the Lake Chelan Food Bank. For anyone that can’t make it in Thanksgiving Day, Apple Cup Cafe will have limited delivery service. Call 509-682-5997 ahead of time to schedule when you would like your meal delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Parade of Lights, Caroling, Tree Lighting, Fireworks: Nov. 29  

CHELAN - Join Historic Downtown Chelan as they kick off the holiday season with a bang, with a Parade of Lights, Caroling with Santa, Tree Lighting Festivities, Fireworks in Riverwalk Park. This year will be bigger and better than ever.  www.historicchelan.org


Breakfast with Santa: Nov. 30

CHELAN - You won’t want to miss the Breakfast with Santa on Nov.  30.  Take this opportunity for some one-on-one time with the Jolly Old Fellow. Information and tickets can be found on www.historicdowntownchelan.org


Fall Barrel Tastings: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

CHELAN/MANSON - Experience the season and join your favorite winery as they guide you back into the cellar for barrel samples and other special treats. Contact individual wineries for information or visit www.lakechelanwinevalley.com


Small Town Christmas: Nov. 29-Dec. 21

CHELAN - Kicking off the Friday after Thanksgiving, explore the boutiques of Historic Downtown Chelan during the Holiday Open House, browse beautifully decorated trees and wreaths in the Festival of Trees auction and cheer on the kids as they march in the Children’s Parade. The evening ends with Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the downtown tree. Christmas celebrations continue throughout the month of December. Check out the full schedule at www.historicchelan.org


Santa Arrives in Manson: Nov. 30

MANSON - Santa will arrive in Manson on Saturday, Nov. 30. Come down to Mountain View Lodge for letter writing and hot cocoa starting at 11 a.m., followed by Santa’s arrival and visiting with Santa. More info at moretomanson.com


A Christmas Cantata: Dec. 6, 7

MANSON - The Lake Chelan Community Choir will present ‘Joy, Joy, Joy’, A Christmas Cantata on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., at North Shore Bible Church located at 123 Wapato Point Parkway in Manson, Free admission.


Joysong Victorian Carolers: Dec. 7

CHELAN - Joysong Victorian Carolers from Olympia, will be presenting a free concert of traditional Christmas music in Chelan’s historic log church - St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.  Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Season.

Chelan Valley Hope’s Manger Mall: Dec. 14

MANSON - The 11th Annual Manger Mall will be held Sat., Dec. 14, at North Shore Bible Church in Manson.  The goal is to ensure that every child receives a gift for Christmas.  Registration forms have been distributed through the local schools and community service organizations.  New unwrapped “wow” toys, with a suggested value of $25, are needed and may be dropped off at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 9.  Homemade comfort items, such as blankets, hats and scarves are also needed.  Or, if preferred, a check payable to Manger Mall may be mailed to PO Box 477, Chelan, 98816.  Volunteers may email VolunteerMangerMall@gmail.com


Chelan High School concert: Dec. 17

CHELAN - It’s almost time for the annual afternoon concert performed by the Chelan High School concert band and jazz band.  You are invited to enjoy an hour of listening pleasure on Tuesday, December 17, 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  The students have been working hard to prepare a variety of pieces, including some holiday tunes and a composition by Pateros music director, Jonathan McBride.


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