Holiday Events

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Plaid Friday

Friday, November 29, 2019
All Day
Downtown Ellensburg

Plaid Friday is celebrated nationwide on the Friday after Thanksgiving in lieu of Black Friday. Unlike Black Friday, Plaid Friday is designed to encourage shoppers to shop small and support local businesses as they kick off their holiday shopping season. Many of our downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops donning your favorite plaid attire. Join the EDA and downtown merchants for this event and enjoy the diversity of small businesses in our downtown!

Moments to Remember

Friday, November 29, 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Downtown Ellensburg

A “hometown” tradition, Moments to Remember takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This all day event includes Plaid Friday, Cookie Scavenger Hunt, and Moments to Remember at the Fairgrounds. Attendees can also enjoy Teddy Bear’s First Christmas performance at Fitterer’s Furniture, Streets of Bethlehem, dancing in the State Farm windows, and more. Starting at 7 p.m. join the EDA at the Rotary Pavilion for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Cookie Scavenger Hunt

Friday, November 29, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Pavilion

Let your child’s creativity run wild as they collect materials to decorate a cookie for the holidays. This event is a favorite for the children and parents alike as they explore downtown businesses, collecting toppings along the way. Start out at the Rotary Pavilion where you can grab your Cookie Scavenger map. Once you and your child have reached every location join us back at the Rotary Pavilion to decorate! Thank you to Dakota Cafe for for supplying the cookies for this fun family event.

Teddy Bear Tea

Saturday, December 07, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Put on your best holiday outfit and join Mrs. Claus at Kelleher Motor Company. Children and their accompanying family can enjoy a high tea, lunch, crafting, and story time with Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to bring a teddy bear to donate to the Court Advocates for Children and spread the love this holiday season. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and available at Fitterer’s Furniture starting November 12.

Holiday Girls Night Out

Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Ellensburg

Grab your friends and take part in this evening of fun, and fabulous deals. Stop by each participating location for a one of a kind of shopping experience including refreshments, raffles, added inventory, live entertainment, at home business consultants, shopping discounts, and more! This unique semi-annual event is a local favorite that residents and business owners look forward to year after year. Don’t miss out.