Oooh forecast is calling for some snow! I see a little tiny bit trying to come down as I type this...wish I had a window in my office, but Reesha let me know what's happening :)

 

 

Here's what we are looking at for weather coming up!

weather forecast 12/7/18

Friday

56th Ave and Summitview Ave, Yakima, Washington 98908

6 – 7:30 pm - It's that time again! Time for the annual Lighted Coke Trucks, and Santa! Dress in your warm clothes, grab a hot cocoa at the Newsroom and enjoy the lovely lights on the trucks. Say hi to Santa, too! Stay tuned for time change updates on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1148636695314047/. FREE Event!

1401 Arboretum Dr, Yakima, WA 98901
6 pm - 10 pm - Bundle up and join us for the Yakima Area Arboretum's annual Luminaria event on December 7th and 8th! Luminaria features a candle-lit walk through the Arboretum's wintry landscape. Over a 1000 candles lighting your way. As you stroll you'll listen to the music of the Carillon Bells playing across the grounds and delight in the twinkle lights surrounding the Japanese Garden. Then, after you walk, you can warm up in the Jewett Interpretive Center with hot drinks, listen to live music performed by various local artists, enjoy fun children's crafts, and shopping in the Tree House Gift Shop. For more information please call, 509.248.7337. This is a FREE family event; however donations are gladly accepted, ensuring the candles stay lit!

32 North Front Street, Suite 102
6:30 - 9 pm - Live Music at Russillo's Pizza and Gelato first Friday of every month.

19 South 3rd Street The Capitol Theatre

7:30pm - Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairy-tale continues to charm audiences with some of their most beloved songs. Meet mice that sing and dance while getting Cinderella to the ball in a magic pumpkin all arranged by her Fairy Godmother. Then step into the magical world of Cinderella and see if the shoe fits.
101 North Naches Avenue
9 pm - 1 am - Join us for a great night of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue & Kizomba dancing every Friday night. As always, great music, friendly atmosphere, and non-stop dancing! Don't know how to dance? Don't worry, we kick-start the evening with an intro salsa dance lesson from 9:15 to 10 pm then follow with dancing 'till 1 am. This is a 21 and over event and there is an $8 cover fee. Drink specials all night long.  For more information, visit http://theseasonsyakima.com/salsa-at-the-seasons/ .

Saturday

Stewart Subaru is going all out this holiday season so whether it's a vehicle you are searching for OR an adorable dog, puppy, cat or kitten this Saturday from 11am-3pm it's time to head on down the showroom, located at 506 Fruitvale BLVD

This is the 3rd Annual Adoption of adorable pets that need to find a loving home and Stewart Subaru will also help pay the cost of the adoption/vaccination fees

22 S 3rd Street, Yakima 98901
Noon - 3 pm - Join us every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas for Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. Rides will start at Millennium Plaza where folks will be lead by a team of horses on a weaving and magical path through downtown. The free rides are provided by DAY and are headed up by Double J. Ranch. For more information visit https://downtownyakima.com/event/holiday-horse-drawn-wagon-rides/2018-12-01/ .

South 3rd Avenue & Pine Street
10 - 3 pm on December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th. Ho, ho, ho! Santa loves to ride the Yakima Valley Trolleys just as much as everyone else! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for four days of family-friendly fun this December. Trolleys will be making runs on our Pine Street Line (approx. 30 minute round trip). Kids will be able to talk with Santa as he rides the trolley with them. Light seasonal refreshments will be served inside the Power House museum. $5 per person, all ages. For more information visit  http://www.yakimavalleytrolleys.org/events.html.

5:30 pm - The firefighters of West Benton Fire Rescue are excited to announce that they will be escorting Santa Claus around the Prosser Community again this year. Join us for a candy cane, a photo with Santa, and check out our Big Red Fire Trucks! For more information please visit  https://www.tourprosser.com/.
5:30 - Shopko Hometown - 471 Wine Country Rd.
6:00 - Rio de Vita Apartments - 480 North River Rd.
6:30 - Depot Square - 1230 Bennett Ave.
7:00 - Food Depot - 1309 Meade Ave.
7:30 - 905 Alexander Ct.
All are welcome to this FREE Event! Listen for the horns, sirens, and music!

2105 Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98902

12:00 - 4:00 pm, join us for a free, fun celebration of Yakima Valley community traditions! "Culture, Craft, & Community" is a family-friendly event that will feature performances, demonstrations, exhibitors, local foods, and more. The event is presented by the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, and hosted at the Yakima Valley Museum. The day's events include a performance by the Yakama Nation's Iksiks Washanal'a, "The Little Swans," traditional Filipino dance presented by the Filipino American Community of the Yakima Valley, a Quinceañera fashion show by L.A. Styles of Toppenish, old time music by Gone Fiddling Again, tamales from Los Hernandez Tamales, and more! This celebration comes after months of research, interviews, and work with local community leaders and artists in support of traditional culture in the Yakima Valley. Learn more about the ongoing Yakima Valley Cultural Traditions Survey at https://waculture.org/.

Grangers 1st Annual Lighted Parade 501 Bailey Ave, Granger, WA 98932

6:30 pm - Join us for the first annual lighted Christmas parade in Granger! Participants wanted. Parade starts at the middle school before proceeding on Main Street and disbands at Hisey Park, this is the same parade route as the cherry festival parade. So come on out and get those entries covered in lights and let’s spread some holiday cheer in Granger this season! To participate contact israelbustamante143@gmail.com or you can pick up an application at Granger City Hall.
SUNDAY

Silent Santa at Valley Mall 2529 Main Street Union Gap, WA 98903

9 - 11 am - The twinkling lights, booming carolers and long lines of kids waiting to sit on Santa's knee are all part of an annual ritual for some mall-goers. But for children with autism, those same holiday staples can be overwhelming triggers for stress. Many kids with autism and other special sensitivities never get the chance to tell the bearded man what they want for Christmas in person because the experience is sensory overload. Join us as we dim the lights, turn off the music and turn down the stress, hosted prior to the mall opening as alternative event for families who have children with special sensitivities, or needs. Visit Santa, get a great pic and be relaxed & happy. Those interested in attending must RSVP to reserve a time which allows for special queuing. Space is limited. For availability and reservations, call Guest Services at 509.469.9308.

Union Gap's 15th Annual Old Town Christmas Parade

Grab some hot cocoa, the kiddos and bundle up to enjoy the 15th Annual Old Town Lighted Christmas Parade down Union Gap's Main Street December 9th at 6 pm. A holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy!
32 North Front Street
8 -10 pm - Every Sunday you can stop by North Town Coffeehouse for open mic night! It’s open to all ages and is free! If you’re looking to participate, show up a little early to get your name on the signup sheet. For more information call 509-895-7600 or visit https://www.northtowncoffee.com/.