2023 Holiday Events in Chehalis
Whimsical light displays, charming shops, and cheerful local traditions bring out the magic of Christmas in Chehalis. Take pause from your busy lifestyle to enjoy the small-town holiday charm, rich traditions, and festive events in Chehalis.
Live Holiday Events
Feast your eyes upon holiday shows, parades, and get-togethers in downtown Chehalis, and watch your Christmas spirit come alive.
- Late Nov-Dec: View the “Chehalis Gingerbread House” at 1321 S Market Blvd.
- Nov 18: Santa Pet Pictures at Pacific NW Pet Center in Chehalis
- Nov 23: TAP Turkey Trot at Chehalis Thorbeckes Wellness Center. Register here.
- Dec 1: Evening with the Authors at the Lewis County Historical Museum
- Dec 2: 73rd Annual Santa Parade in downtown Chehalis
- Dec 2: 2nd Annual Tree Lighting at the Lewis County Historical Museum
- Dec 2: Doggy Santa Photos at Totally Pawsome
- Dec 2: Holiday Movie at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater by Kiddin’ Around Downtown
- Dec 15-17: The Nutcracker Ballet by Southwest Washington Dance
When you’re ready for holiday shopping, here are a few markets and shops to check off your list:
- Nov 22: Black Friday Bag Giveaway at the Chehalis-Centralia Chamber of Commerce
- Nov 24: Black Friday sales at Runway Boutique and Be-YOU-tiful Boutique in downtown Chehalis
- Nov 24-26: Holiday Market at The Loft
- Nov 25: Shop Small Saturday at Gifted Hallmark
- Nov 25-26: Shop Small Market at Jester Auto Museum
- Nov 30-Dec 2: Christmas Market at The Shed.
- Dec 1-2: Country CHICKmas 2023 vendor market at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
- Dec 9: Holiday Vendor Market and Craft Fair at Jester Auto Museum
- Dec 9: Holiday Market at Nature Nurture Farmacy
- Dec 16: Santa’s Last Chance Bag Stuffer at Gifted Hallmark
Want a little more from your holiday shopping experience? Consider dropping into one of the open houses at our local downtown shops in Chehalis. Many open houses offer small bites, store-wide specials, and fun activities! It’s “small holiday gathering” meets “retail therapy.”
- Nov 17: Old World Christmas Open House at Kaija’s Garden and Pet in Chehalis
- Nov 17-19: Jingle and Mingle Holiday Open House at Gracie’s on Market
- Nov 17-19: Holiday Open House at Gifted Hallmark in downtown Chehalis
- Dec 1-3: Smith’s Mercantile 20th Anniversary Christmas Open House
- Dec 7: I’m on the Nice List Wish List Party at Gracie’s on Market
- Dec 9: Authornoon of Authors at McFiler’s Chehalis Theater hosted by Book ‘N’ Brush
- Dec 9: Christmas Countdown at Gifted Hallmark
- Dec 14: Christmas Bliss at Gracies On Market
- Dec 16: Author Book Signing at Book ‘N’ Brush
- Dec 23: Holiday Open House at Book ‘N’ Brush
Live Music, Classes, and More!
What’s the very best way to find out about live music, evening classes, special shopping opportunities, and more? Go downtown! Pop into your local Chehalis shops to see what each one has to offer, or follow them on social media. If you don’t have time for a quick trip to downtown Chehalis, check out the Experience Chehalis Events Calendar to make sure you’re not missing other opportunities for holiday merriment.
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Shopping local is rewarding year-round, but Christmastime infuses a special sense of joy into the experience. Don’t forget your local museums and gift shops, which have the perfect gifts for the history buff, veteran, or railfan in your life. Then, enjoy the traditional tastes of the season by dining at one of Chehalis’s restaurants! Don’t forget to check out some of our new fine dining options for extra-special holiday occasions. Your favorite specialty drinks and comfort foods will be served all season long at our local cafes, delis, restaurants, and bars.
There is no shortage of opportunities to make lasting memories and embrace the excitement of the holiday season here in Chehalis. Follow @experience_chehalis on Facebook and Instagram for regular small business highlights and local event updates!
Written by Chelsea Barr