'Tis the Season to Celebrate: Cle Elum's Winter Event Guide

Chilly weather means the holiday season is almost upon us! Visit Cle Elum during the most magical time of the year to enjoy various festive events, adventure through our Washington winter wonderland and ring in the new year with one last extraordinary vacation of the year. Keep reading to discover upcoming events and holiday activities happening in Cle Elum this season!

Suncadia Winterfest

Nov. 28 - Jan. 1 | Suncadia Resort

Suncadia is hosting a true winter wonderland experience with a variety of activities and special events during Winterfest! The packed calendar of events will keep the whole family active, exploring and making precious memories this holiday season. Partake in family-favorite festivities including the North Pole, ice skating and sleigh rides. In addition, the resort has planned a variety of unique events with every age and interest in mind, sure to make your visit the most wonderful time of your year. The kiddos are guaranteed to get in a merry good mood with activities like gingerbread house making, stuffing and fluffing their signature Bear Factory stuffed animal, attending the Grinch Snack and Skate and more! For the adults, Suncadia is spreading the holiday cheer with events including Craft and Cocktails, wine tastings and mixology classes, plus holiday shopping at the Winter Market as well as the Holiday Bazaar. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy ample opportunities to explore with a long list of guided tours and rental opportunities. Be sure to venture into downtown Cle Elum during your stay for additional shopping and dining experiences, as well as to discover more trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even snowmobiling.

Holiday Shopping

Get your holiday shopping done early at Cle Elum's local downtown boutiques and stores, which offer a variety of one-of-a-kind treasures to gift this year. For the fashionista in your life, search through the collection of charming vintage pieces at Attic Treasures, find stunning jewelry at Ireland Jewelers or check out the Boutique at Swiftwater Cellars for an array of high-end gifts. Take a look at Cle Elum Farm and Home or Troutwater Fly Shop to find the perfect item for your favorite outdoorsperson's next adventure or treat them to an unforgettable experience with ATV or snowmobile rentals from Motor Toys. Hunt for the perfect addition to a home décor aficionado's space at Mac-A-Bee Southwestern Gifts, Rustik Kreations or Tuckaway Antiques. Regardless of who you are shopping for, you are sure to find that thoughtful gift to give everyone on your list this holiday season in Cle Elum.

Don't forget to hit the shops in downtown Cle Elum on November 30 to celebrate Small Business Saturday! We love our one-of-a-kind local businesses; will you join us in supporting them?

Christmas in Cle Elum

Dec. 7 | 8am - 8pm, parade begins at 6pm | Between Bullit Ave. & Oaks Ave. in downtown Cle Elum

Ring in the holiday season with a full day of holiday celebrations during the Christmas in Cle Elum celebration! Holiday spirit abounds at this annual event that features Christmas carols, an outdoor nativity scene, warming fires, crafts, a Christmas bazaar and more. Don't miss the special events sprinkled throughout the day, including the Snowball Drop, a visit to Santa's Village and the downtown roof lighting and tree lighting. Begin your jolly good day at Breakfast with Santa and end it by viewing the dazzling Parade of Lights and Firework Show!

Wine & Dine: Holiday Edition

Fill up on your favorite flavors of the season in Cle Elum! Get cozy fireside in one of our warm and welcoming cafés and enjoy holiday tastes as you watch the snow fall out of a frosted window. Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. is an friendly stop for grabbing a hot cocoa and something sweet when you need a little help kick-starting your busy day of holiday shopping. If you are in need of something a little stronger, hit the bars for hand-crafted cocktails to put you in the holiday spirit! Orchard Restaurant as well as the FIFTY 6 Degrees Lounge at Suncadia Resort both offer inventive cocktail specials and will likely be offering holiday-themed flavors this season. The Orchard Restaurant is known to feature seasonal ingredients and unique flavors while FIFTY 6 Degrees Lounge offers an impressive rotating cocktail menu that embodies seasonal changes throughout the year. When it comes time to prepare for your holiday feast, shop local Cle Elum food stores for fresh items that are sure to impress your dinner guests. Head to Glondo's Sausage Company and Owens Meats to gather supplies for a picture-perfect charcuterie platter or a fresh turkey to serve as your main course and don't forget to pick up a delectable pie or other holiday goodies from from the Cle Elum Bakery or the 509 Bake House! All of our charming restaurants offer a taste of home that's sure to put a smile on your face this holiday season. View the full list of restaurants here for dining options to enjoy during your winter weekend getaway in Cle Elum.

Posted: November 13th, 2019

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