For The 



Snohomish, Washington

Welcome Home

Whether it's the taste of your grandmother's famous pumpkin pie, the smell of a fresh cut tree from your favorite tree farm or the hoppy bitterness of a local craft beer shared with friends, we know that these are just a few of the reasons why you choose to come home to Snohomish for the Holidays.

So, if you are making your plans, then let us help remind you of the great restaurants, special events, endless shopping, and the variety of small-town traditions that make Snohomish what it is. 

Whether you choose to come for the day or for the season, we just want to say "Welcome Home."



Things to do to get you in the Holiday Spirit!

November 28

11am - 4pm

This is the original and official Snohomish event. Our downtown tradition for over 20+ years! Santa's annual cruise down First Street starts at approx. 11:00 am. (Santa's short cruise begins at Avenue D and proceeds east the Avenue A Gazebo.) Afterwards, join Santa for live entertainment and ALWAYS FREE PHOTOS until 4:00 pm at the gazebo. BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA! 

The Community Tree Lighting takes place at 5:00 pm at First Street & Avenue B. Tim Noah and Mayor Kartak will be lighting the tree. Immediately after the tree lighting, we will have community Christmas carols around the tree led by Tim Noah. Loads of Christmas fun for the whole family.
(*Times approximate and subject to change without notice)

Here Comes Santa Claus! & Community Tree Lighting

November 29 - December 20

12pm - 3:00pm

Bring your camera and get a picture with the gnome in some of our Downtown shops. 

Locations TBD, stay tuned!

Sno-Gnome in the Shops

December 12

4:00pm-  8:00pm

Stroll through 150 year old streets decorated for the holidays and bustling with shoppers. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines. A different local winery is featured in each participating shop. Find the perfect wine and gift for your holiday party in one of our local 1st street businesses. Must be at least 21 years old to attend and tickets are required.

Sippin' & Shoppin' Wine Walk

December 21

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy a candlelit walk on the river trail to celebrate the season. The luminaries will be lit at sunset, about 4pm, and will glow until 8pm. 

Winter Solstice Walk

November 29 - December 20

12pm - 3:00pm

Santa in the shops. Bring your camera and get a picture with Santa in some of our Downtown shops. 

Locations TBD, stay tuned!

Santa in the Shops

December 6


The infamous Grinch has threatened to spoil all of the holiday merriment in our little town of Sno-Who-Mish! Runners & walkers can help restore holiday order by Chasing the Grinch out of town. NEW THIS YEAR! See the Grinch and friends for a special photo op on the race course at the Grinch's home on snowy Mount Crumpit!

Chase The Grinch Out of Snohomish Fun Run

December 19

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Historically, on the Saturday before Christmas, car clubs, truck groups, motorcycle clubs and individuals from around the area join the fun by driving decorated and lighted vehicles around the city, doing clockwise laps along First Street, Avenue D, Second Street and Cedar Avenue.

Freestyle Lighted Car Cruise through Snohomish

Stay tuned for more details on the 2020 season.