YAKIMA - The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this December in downtown Yakima. Tonight (Friday) Yakima’s community Christmas tree will serve as the centerpiece during a free Light Up the Plaza celebration. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Plaza and will feature performances by Blake Noble, Planes on Paper and Cody Beebe and the Crooks.
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a six-week session of ballroom dance classes every Tuesday, beginning Jan. 7.
YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum will be providing a special class for those interested in learning how to create a Christmas centerpiece on Saturday, Dec. 21.
TOPPENISH – A tribute to Johnny Cash will take place at the Toppenish Eagles Aerie lodge on Saturday, Dec. 7.
MABTON – The Mabton FFA chapter, FCCLA, leadership and Link/Web Crew are hosting the fourth annual Winter Blast on Thursday, Dec. 19.
GRANGER – The Granger Chamber of Commerce has planned the city’s annual Tour of Lights for Tuesday, Dec. 17.
GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Cocoa and Carols” event will take place on Friday, Dec. 13, at Stokely Square.
It’s that time of the year again, and as it does every holiday-party season, the Small Business Legal Center of the National Federation of Independent Business is advising businesses to keep celebrations safe by watching out for two problem areas…intoxication and harassment.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN – Crystal Mountain was closed last week due to low snow levels, but re-opened this week for daily operations.
Miss Washington America Reina Almon will be the featured speaker at a special dessert royalty reception to be held at the Sunnyside Community Center on Monday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m.
PROSSER - Valley Theater Company will present the classic holiday show, “A Christmas Carol,” four different days in December at Prosser’s historic Princess Theatre.
GRANDVIEW – Blessed Sacrament Church in Grandview will be hosting a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7.
WALLA WALLA - Gesa Power House Theatre will be the venue for a weekend of family entertainment, food, music and unique shopping opportunities.
TIETON – Mighty Tieton is celebrating the holiday season with two concurrent events, its annual craft and antique bazaar, and the chandelier festival.