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Maple Valley Hometown Holidays – with special performance by Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The official tree lighting ceremony and Mayor’s welcome will kick off the season and the evening’s festivities at 6:30pm. We will sing a few carols and watch for Santa! Then the festivities will ensue.
Once the beautiful official community holiday tree is lit at 6:40pm, the magic will begin throughout the business community. The public will find fun, tasty or creative things to do at many of the area participating merchants.This wonderful community event boasts horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, Santa, crafts, treats, live music and the Maple Valley Youth Symphony performing in Johnson’s Hardware’s Garden Department! It’s heated and comfortable and at a train stop! Be sure to stop by and listen! Stop by our booth outside and we’ll give you a free glow stick!
Other fun activities featured will include Dace’s Rock N’ More Concert, Lake Wilderness Elem Chorus, craft tents and activity booths for the kiddies along with photo opportunities with favorite characters and Santa himself. Challenge yourself on the Xtreme Snowboard simulator, or have a picture with the Snowman or the Grinch. The rides will be departing from in front of Johnson’s Home and Garden, Grocery Outlet, Farrelli’s and Fred Meyer garden area about every 10 minutes. Many shops and businesses will have hot cider or chocolate, hot soup, kettle corn and plenty of candy and cookies to snack on too. Please bring an unwrapped toy for Children’s Hospital or canned food item to support the Maple Valley Food Bank!
This event will be held at 4 Corners – intersection of Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE and SE Kent-Kangley Road.