Community Calendar: Lighted Tractor Parade; White Christmas at Evergreen Playhouse; Centralia Holiday Farmers Market


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White Christmas

Dec. 9, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 10, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.; at The Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W. Center St., Centralia; 7:30 p.m.

The Evergreen Playhouse presents White Christmas. Adult tickets are $18 while tickets for students and seniors are $15. 


Newaukum Golf Course Weekly Bingo

Dec. 6 at the Newaukum Golf Course, 153 Newaukum Golf Drive, Chehalis; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This is a free event at the Newaukum Golf Course.


Southwest Washington Mycological Society Membership Meeting

Dec. 6 at the WSU Extension Office, 17 SW Cascade Ave., Chehalis; 6 p.m.

The mushroom club is holding a membership meeting at the WSU Extension office. This is a great opportunity to pay dues for the next year. Attendees are encouraged to bring mushrooms ground around their home to be identified. 


Twin City Senior Center Tai Ji Quan

Dec. 7 at Twin City Senior Center, 2545 N. National Ave., Chehalis; 10 to 11 a.m.

This is a free introductory class for Tai Ji Quan. The class will focus on eight forms from the Tai Ji Quan program that will help build core muscles to promote balance. The program helps individuals stand up more easily from a chair, shift balance from foot to foot and step backwards with ease. 


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Dec. 8 at the Nazarene Church, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 1 p.m.

The meeting will be in the chapel and will last about an hour. The group is currently viewing videos showing the value of exercise therapy. This group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Patients and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Stuart Bailey at 360-280-9194.


Voetberg Family Christmas

Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at the Historic Liberty Theater, 413 N. Tower Ave., Centralia

The Voetberg family is hosting a Voetberg Family Christmas on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 with special guest Hanneke Cassel. The event will be held at the Historic Liberty Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9 and at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 10, the event will be at  2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Lap sitters are free. Tickets are sold at Fiddlers Coffee and at


Centralia Holiday Farmers Market

Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at The Old Dress Barn, 2000 Haviland St., Centralia; 10 a.m.

Many local food and craft vendors will be present. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.


Centralia Lighted Tractor Parade Set For Saturday at 6 p.m.

6 p.m., Dec. 10; downtown Centralia

The Centralia Lighted Tractor Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Centralia. This family-friendly event will feature almost 100 lighted floats. 

This is the 13th year of the parade, with the first Lighted Tractor Parade occurring in 2010. The parade happens each year on the second Saturday of December.

Multiple events will take place in downtown Centralia before the parade, including the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce’s Elf on a Shelf from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Photos With Santa event from 3 to 5 p.m.


Elf on a Shelf: Centralia 

Dec. 10 in downtown Centralia; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce’s Elf on a Shelf will be in downtown Centralia on Saturday at four different stores. The elf will be at Dawn’s Delectables at 11 a.m., The Rectangle Gallery at 11:30 a.m., Three Dog Night at noon and Hubbub at 12:30 p.m.


Santa’s Grotto and Cookie Crawl

Dec. 10 at 203 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 3 to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to come wait for the Lighted Tractor Parade and get professional photos with Santa by Simone Photography. This event is sponsored by Kiddin’ Around. 


Tractor Supply Company Photos with Santa 

Dec. 10 at the Tractor Supply Company, 1050 NW Maryland Ave., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tractor Supply Company invites customers to its Chehalis location for a Photos with Santa event and an Ornament Craft activity. Customers can bring their children and pets to the store for pictures with Santa and to decorate an ornament with stickers and other extras. 

Adna Grange’s Annual Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 10 at the Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Adna; 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The breakfast will have scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit cups, juice and coffee. The entrance fee is $6 for all ages. Kids meals include a bag of goodies, a visit with Santa and a make-and-take craft. Once complete, each participant can take their free craft home to decorate their Christmas tree.


Holiday Market

Dec. 10 at Jester Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa will be available for families to come take free photos with him from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 vendors will be present. 


Holiday Market

Dec. 10 at the Nature Nurture Farmacy, 176 NE School St., Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artists, crafters, bakers and makers of all kinds will be present selling unique gifts for the holidays.


Make the Yuletide Gay Community Celebration

Dec. 11 at McFilers Chehalis Theater, 558 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Sophia Zha Ji Sinclair, the event will include live performances. Holiday sweaters are encouraged. There will be free bingo with community prizes. $20 for endless brunch with the first drink included. 


Come … Let Us Adore Him! Christmas Luncheon For Women

Dec. 12 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; noon to 1:30 p.m.

This event will include the Centralia Christian School Preschool children singing songs. DeAnn Chambers of Newberg, Oregon will share a story about forgiveness and reconciliation. Attendees are asked to make early reservations and to invite a friend. For more information, call Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722 or email 


Newaukum Golf Course Weekly Bingo

Dec. 13 at the Newaukum Golf Course, 153 Newaukum Golf Drive, Chehalis; 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This is a free event at the Newaukum Golf Course.


Free Lacrosse  Clinic

Dec. 15 at NW Sports Hub, 701 Allen Ave., Centralia; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free lacrosse clinic for children in first through eighth grade. 


Southwest Washington Dance 25th Anniversary Nutcracker 

Dec. 15, 16, 17 and 18 at the Corbet Theatre, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia

The Nutcracker will be performed at Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $16 for children, seniors and military members. Tickets are available online at After Dec. 11 tickets are also available at the Corbet Theatre Box Office from 2 to 7 p.m. The Thursday, Dec. 15 showing is a “pay what you can” showing with tickets being sold at the box office beginning at 6 p.m.