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2019 WinterFest Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Uptown Vashon to Vashon Village
Saturday, December 7th
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Rain or Shine)


Vashon's Winterfest Weekend features First Friday Gallery Cruise, The Artists Studio Tour, Merchant Open Houses, and Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join any number of these community festivities to kick off your holiday season - all happening in the heart of Vashon town.

Friday, December 6th: First Friday Gallery Tour

Saturday, December 7, 5 PM - 9 PM WINTERFEST CELEBRATION: Join us uptown from 4:30-6:00 for crafts, cocoa, music, and mulled wine. Make your own ornament to hang on the community tree with help from merchants located between Island Queen & Voice of Vashon. Write a letter to Santa.

Join the parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6 PM outside the Vashon Movie Theatre.  The parade will head north, ending at  Vashon Village. Santa will welcome all from the stage and special guests will help light the community holiday tree. Nutcracker characters, tappers, and Folklorico dancers will entertain. More crafts, caroling, and a Santa Meet & Greet all happening in Vashon Village. Join us for the fun!

Saturday, December 7th: Merchants will hold their traditional Open House. Visit Island shops for unique gifts and enter to win wonderful prizes with merchant open house coupons sponsored by The Beachcomber. At 4:30 pm, the street from Cove Road to Vashon Movie Theatre will be closed and pedestrian friendly.

December 7-8 & December 14-15: Vashon Artists Holiday Studio Tour 10 AM - 4 PM
For the first two weekends of December, Island artists open their doors to the public. Visitors can view artwork in the form of paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, garden art, and more. Pick up a map and visit a Vashon artist in their studios to see their latest work - a great opportunity to shop for unique gifts. Click Here for More Info.

ROAD CLOSURES: For the safety of all, roads in the heart of downtown will be closed to vehicles between from 178th Street (Vashon Theatre) to just north of Cove Road.  Parking Restrictions and road closures go from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Bank Road will be closed from 100th to 97th.

Detours: Northbound through traffic From Vashon Highway south of town, detour West on 178th, north on 100th, west on Bank Road, north on 107th, east on Cove Rd, north on Vashon Highway.

Southbound through traffic From Vashon Highway north of Cove Road, detour west on Cove Road, south on 107th SW, east on Bank Road, south on 103rd SW (the road behind IGA), east on 178th, south on Vashon Highway.

Parking Available at Ober Park Park & Ride.

Needs parking available at Vashon Chamber parking lot and Spinnaker Building.