Community Events

It’s The Most Woodinville Time of The Year!

  • Written by Laurie Cook, Wordsmith Diva
Small town charm. Family fun. 5K/10K walk and run. Hot cocoa and caroling. Santa and his elves. Community tree lighting. Woodinville wine, of course. Don’t miss this magical holiday celebration on Saturday, December 1st in Downtown Woodinville, produced by the Woodinville Chamber.
“In 2017 we kicked off the inaugural Winterfest 5K to much success,” said Kimberly Ellertson, Woodinville Chamber marketing director. “This year we’ve added a 10K to the line-up and are thrilled to see the number of runners who have already registered. The evening holiday fair will take place in the newly renovated DeYoung Park in the heart of downtown Woodinville. Winterfest has something for everyone.”
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Celebrate the Holiday–A Grange Community Program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Make a wreath, share a meal, enjoy the choir and celebrate the spirit of the season with members and friends of the Sammamish Valley Grange at the annual Holiday Gathering, Wednesday, December 5th, 2018.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for this free event. Start the evening with the family friendly, all-ages activity of wreath making. Frames will be provided, but plan in advance to scour your yard and garden for essential materials; look for sprigs, berries, cones and branches to create an individually unique natural wreath. As the wreath making is underway, the potluck dinner begins at 7 p.m. Ham and turkey, compliments of the Grange, will be in the oven awaiting your favorite holiday dish to share. Local community choir, The Jubilee Singers, will be a highlight of the evening.
Bring your family and friends, learn a bit about local agriculture and the Grange mission, and enjoy the spirit of the Holiday. This annual Holiday party is held in tradition and service to the broader community. A ten-dollar donation is requested for wreath materials. By working to improve the rural nature of the Sammamish Valley, the Grange shares its mission through educational outreach and neighborly engagement. Membership in the Grange is open to the public.
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Second Annual Woodinville Turkey Trot and Kids Dash

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The Second Annual Woodinville Turkey Trot is just around the corner and you don't want to miss it.  With over 400 runners last year, this race is quickly becoming a holiday tradition in Woodinville.  This fun, flat, fast course is great for the whole family.  This year's event will feature a "free" kids dash before the 5k begins. 
New this year, the kids and those in costume will join the Woodinville HS Drum Line in a "micro" Thanksgiving Day Parade, leading the kids to the start line.  Sponsorship slots are still available with 100% of the proceeds going to the Woodinville HS Wrestling Boosters.
This year's event will have something for everyone, so grab your family/friends and head to Wilmot Gateway Park in your finest Thanksgiving Day Attire on November 22nd.  Parade starts promptly at 8:50am. 

McMenamins 2nd Annual Washington Distillers Festival

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Back by popular demand, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, is bringing 10+ Washington distillers together on November 17, from 4-8 pm, for its second annual Washington Distillers Festival.
Spirits-enthusiasts can enjoy an afternoon filled with one-of-a-kind samplings and the opportunity to pick the brains behind the concoctions. To top it off, distillers from McMenamin’s Edgefield and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse will be making the trip out from Oregon to offer up a sampling of spirits to commemorate McMenamins 20th Anniversary of Distilling.
Tickets cost $35 and includes ten tasting tokens.

26 Years of Giving: Sheraton Grand Seattle’s Gingerbread Village

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Seattle’s cherished holiday tradition, Gingerbread Village, makes a highly anticipated return to the Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, Wash, starting on November 20th through January 1, 2019.
Since 1992, the Sheraton’s expert culinary team has partnered with top local architecture firms to design, build and wow the crowds with intricate, larger-than-life gingerbread creations. The unforgettable event keeps more than 200,000 visitors coming back year after year, and is free to the public, although donations to the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are accepted and appreciated.
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