Charm Stroll, Girl Scout Blessing Bags and Visit Santa ClausSaturday, Dec. 14, Noon 4 p.m. Downtown Redmond Location TBD Downtown Redmond businesses will be abuzz with the holiday spirit, offering refreshments, music, special events and a downtown Charm Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 14th, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Among the many holiday adventures, kids young and old can visit and get their pictures taken with Santa next to Herringbone Bookstore on 6th Street from 2:30 - 4pm (You can also find him at the Holiday Village Market from 12-2pm). The Charm Stroll organized by the Redmond Chamber with the downtown merchants are once again working with the Girl Scouts in helping them make over 100 Blessing Bags for our homeless in Redmond.To participate in the Charm Stroll, we are asking individuals to bring donations such as socks, shampoos, gloves, toiletries or cash donations to (LOCATION TBD).� These donations will help complete the Blessing Bags that the Girl Scout service unit 68 will be making and delivering to the Redmond Police Station, St. Vincent DePaul, NeighborImpact, and Redmond VFW.� Each participant will then receive a Charm Stroll passport that lists all participating merchants.� After collecting charms, folks can bring them to Every Bloomin' Thing or David Haffey Fine Jewelry on Sixth Street to have the charms placed on bracelets for $10.00.�For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber at .Holiday Village MarketFriday-Saturday, Nov. 29-30; Saturdays, Dec. 7 & 14 � 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.�at Centennial Park, RedmondFind original gifts for the hard-to-buy-for friend, family member or co-worker at Redmond�s Holiday Village Market, presented by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB. Held on four�days throughout the holiday season, the Holiday Village Market features vendors selling local arts, crafts and artisan goods from old-world-styled kiosks and vendor spaces within Redmond Centennial Park. This year Santa will be holding court at the Holiday Village Market�Dec. 7 & 14�to meet with the good little boys and girls of Redmond from 12-2pm.For more information,�visit our Holiday Village Market page�or call the Redmond Chamber�at. Santa�s MailboxFriday, Nov. 24 - through Dec. 24�Outside Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond�Santa�s Mailbox, a connection to the North Pole for children wishing to pass along their wish lists to jolly old St. Nick, will be placed outside of Green Plow Coffee Roasters (436 SW 6th�St.) in downtown Redmond � near the base of Redmond�s archway. Letters will be accepted from Friday, Nov. 23 through Christmas Eve. The Redmond Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the Santa�s Mailbox program, will collect the letters, some of which may be published in the Redmond Spokesman. All letters will be posted on the Redmond Chamber�s Facebook site.For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at Window Decorating�ContestTheme "Night Before Christmas"Thank you to the�2018�participants! Your decorations have helped bring the holiday spirit to Redmond.Cascade Collectibles (1st Place)EVERY BLOOM'N THING (2nd Place)�Jake Waardenburg - State Farm Insurance Agent (3rd Place)�Springer Precision,�David Haffey Fine Jewelry,�Maple Moon Marketplace,�Brightside Animal Center,�Redmond Snow and SkateThe Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB invites businesses and organizations with store fronts all around�Redmond to participate in the lighted window display contest for this holiday season.(Don�t panic and have fun, there is no need to be a �Marshall Fields� to put together a great window display.)To be eligible for judging, simply fill out the entry form on this page. There is NO CHARGE to participate, and all entries must be ready for judging by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 29th.Judging is based on Lights, Theme adherance, & Creativity. CASH prizes awarded for 1st thru 3rd place: 1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75, and 3rd Place - $50.
Old Fashion Christmas�Saturday, November : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m�Sunday, November : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Adults: $5Seniors & Veterans: $4Children 6 & under are Free�Middle & South Sisters Conference HallThe theme is an old fashioned indoor atmosphere to set the buying mood of the variety of gifts, arts, crafts, food and some antiques. There will be live entertainment. All booths will be decorated with a holiday theme.�There will be a candy land maze leading to Santa, a couple of resting stations with flat screen televisions playing classic holiday movies and a festive entrance lined with Christmas trees, demonstrations and activities.HOURLY DRAWING�GIVE-AWAYSFor more information call:�Richard�Esterman� ��Starfest Holiday Light CelebrationThanksgiving through New Year�s DayEagle Crest ResortIf you and your family like to drive around at night to look at Christmas lights, you don�t want to miss Starfest, a mile-long animated holiday light exhibit at Eagle Crest Resort. Touring Starfest is free, and you can take in the lighted scenery either on foot or in your car � likely depending on the temperature.To learn more call or �visit the Eagle Crest website�The Giving TreeBeginning Friday, November 8Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond Athletic Club, Just Cut Juice BarBeginning on Friday, Nov. 8, those wishing to help make Christmas a little brighter for Redmond-area children and teens can pick a tag (or multiple tags) from the Giving Tree, located at Green Plow Coffee Roasters, Redmond Athletic Club, or Just Cut Juice Bar�in Redmond. A Redmond Chamber of Commerce tradition, the Giving Tree serves to assist approximately 200 children and many�families by providing a conduit through which the citizens and neighbors can help provide gifts, clothing, shoes, etc., to those less fortunate. Gifts for the Giving Tree are due by Monday, Dec. 16.For more information, contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at.HOLIDAYS IN REDMOND WILL LEAVE YOU JOLLY AND BRIGHTPer tradition, the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB will celebrate the holiday season by hosting a slew of family friendly and festive events, with a colorfully decorated downtown Redmond serving as the ideal backdrop for such holiday revelry.From the Starlight Parade, Community Tree Lighting and the Holiday Village Market to the Giving Tree, Charm Stroll and the Gingerbread House Contest, hardly a weekend will go by from Thanksgiving through Christmas when a holiday event won�t entice you to Redmond and surrounding areas.Get out your holiday calendars�and start planning. You and your family are going to be busy starting new holiday traditions!Gingerbread House ContestSaturday, December 14Downtown Redmond BusinessesLocation TBDThe Redmond Downtown Association, with the help of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, invite you to participate in the sixth annual Gingerbread House Contest. Back by popular demand, this fun and festive contest is meant for families, businesses and kids of all ages.� It is a wonderful tradition for families everywhere, and a great way for you to showcase your creativity, humor and love for the Christmas season.The contest is open to the public, with entries displayed in various businesses in and around downtown Redmond. Categories include Elementary, Middle and High School classroom group and individual age entries.� Other judging categories will be adult, children, family and professional/business. For more information, contact organizer Kara Roatch�at.Starlight Christmas Parade/Community Tree LightingTheme "Night before Christmas"Saturday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.Downtown RedmondThe Starlight Parade�is FREE and�will take place in downtown Redmond on 6th Street, from Dogwood to Forest, brought to you through the efforts of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce.The Community Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place shortly after the end of the Parade and Santa will be there for all of the wonderful photo opportunities.For more information, call the Redmond Chamber at or�send us an email.Redmond Ice Skating RinkDowntown Redmond Plaza, Across from Centennial ParkStrap on a pair of ice skates and start a new winter tradition this season at the Redmond Ice Skating Rink, once again set in the Downtown Redmond Plaza on 7th Street across from Centennial Park. Thanks to the City of Redmond and the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District (RAPRD), people of all ages and levels can enjoy this traditional winter activity throughout the winter, weather permitting. To learn more, including hours, fees, rules, etc.,click here.