Free Thanksgiving Holiday Events In Vancouver, Washington: Christmas / Community Tree Lighting, Concert, Scavenger Hunt

If you are going to be in Vancouver, Washington this Thanksgiving, there are several events that are free, family-friendly, and are benefits for the Rotary Foundation.

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From press release:
Free Thanksgiving Holiday Events In Vancouver, Washington: Christmas/Community Tree Lighting, Concert, Scavenger HuntHolidays Kickoff in Vancouver on Thanksgiving Weekend

A High Flying Holiday!" is the theme of the 15th Annual Vancouver Rotary Foundation's Festival of Trees. This fits in with the new location of the decorated trees, which will be at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver. A new Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race have been added to the three-day festival.

This year's event will be held Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-28. Events and dates will be:

Community Tree Lighting – Friday, November 26, 5:30 p.m., Esther Short Park
Thousands of residents, young and not so young, start their holidays at the Community Tree Lighting, which includes entertainment, refreshments, elves and Santa, who arrives by “train.”

Vancouver Pops Concert – Friday, November 26, 7 p.m., Vancouver Hilton
No charge. Non-perishable food donation requested.
After the tree lighting, nearly 1,000 music lovers will walk across the street to hear holiday tunes performed by the Vancouver Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Bert Coffman.

Tree Viewing Plus Santa and Entertainment – Pearson Air Museum
Friday, November 26, Noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 28, Noon to 4 p.m.
No charge. Non-perishable food donation requested.

This year, the gorgeous trees and wreaths will be on view at a new setting. Interspersed among vintage airplanes, they will be on display throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Holiday music will be provided by local entertainers and youth groups. The extremely popular Talking Tree will be chatting away and photos with Santa, taken in a historic airplane, will be available.

Pearson Air Museum is located at 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver

New Event! Hot Buttered Run and Kids Kandy Kane Race – Sunday, November 28, 10 a.m. Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver
Registration fee. Details and registration at www.energyevents.com

Non-perishable food donations are requested at the free events. The Festival of Trees is the chief fund raiser for the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, which supports community projects and scholarships. For more information, visit www.rotaryfestivaloftrees.org or call 360-750-0409.

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2 Responses to Free Thanksgiving Holiday Events In Vancouver, Washington: Christmas / Community Tree Lighting, Concert, Scavenger Hunt

  1. g. kortes December 5, 2010 at 14:54 #

    Looking for Santa appearances in Vancouver, Wa between Dec. 11 and Dec. 13.

  2. g. kortes December 5, 2010 at 14:55 #

    looking for santa appearances in Vancouver, wa between dec. 11 and dec. 13

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