December events in the Upper Valley

Several Christmas and holiday-related events remain to enjoy this month in the Upper Skagit Valley.

Dec. 9:
Santa Breakfast, Sedro-Woolley

8:30 to 11 a.m.; info at

Dec. 9:
Darrington Holiday Art Show

605 S. Emens Ave., Darrington, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; info at 360.436.0711

Dec. 9:
Open House at Birdsview Fire Hall

Santa photos, small prizes for kids, hot dogs, potato salad, and cake for all; 8391 Russell Rd., Birdsview; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 9:
Imagine Concrete Foundation Christmas Bazaar and Children’s Craft Fair

This family-friendly favorite will be held in the Concrete Elementary School gym on Sat., Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Look for hands-on crafts, photos with Santa and his elf, plenty of vendors with holiday gift ideas, a silent auction, and more. Lunch will be provided by Concrete Youth Cheer, serving a soup and salad and/or spaghetti lunch for just $5. Raffle items and a bake sale are on the agenda too.

Dec. 9:
Holiday Home Tour

Start at Sedro-Woolley Museum, 5 p.m.; info at

Dec. 9:
Christmas on Moen Road

Designed to appeal to all Upper Skagit families, Christmas on Moen Road is hosted by Marty and Adrienne Smith at their home at 48040 Moen Rd., about 2 miles east of Concrete.

This year’s event is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 9, with Santa arriving at 6 p.m. and a slew of fun activities following. Santa will bring one gift for every child up to 12 years old. Guests can stroll the beautifully decorated (and lighted) grounds. Look for hay rides and a live nativity scene, complete with animals. A drawing for a girl’s bike and a boy’s bike is planned, plus a few gift baskets filled with Christmas goodies. Hot dogs and hot drinks will keep you warm. Bring a chair, sit around the fire, and enjoy the warmth of the season.

Dec. 10:
Christmas program at Community Bible Church

Enjoy “The Gift” at 10 a.m. at the church, 45672 Limestone St., Concrete.

Dec. 12:
Santa’s Can-to-Cane Exchange, Tree Lighting, and Parade

Darrington, 6 p.m.

Dec. 13:
Elementary School Holiday Program

This year’s program will be held on Wed., Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the elementary school gym.

Dec. 14:
Community Dinner and Winter Concert

Everyone’s favorite doubleheader, the Community Dinner and Concrete Schools Music Program Winter Concert will be held on Thur.,
Dec. 14.

Sponsored by the Concrete Elementary PTO, the dinner starts at 5 p.m. in the Concrete High School cafeteria. The concert follows in the gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to Upper Valley community members.

Dec. 16:
Hamilton Volunteer Fire Dept. Children’s Christmas Party

Hamilton Town Hall, 1 p.m.; photos with Santa included

Dec. 20:
Concrete Heritage Museum Holiday Potluck

Join museum members at the Concrete Community Center on Wed., Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. for a delicious potluck dinner paired with good conversation. Museum membership is not required to attend.

Dec. 21:
Classic Movie: “Miracle on 34th Street”

Head to Concrete Theatre on Thur., Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. for a free showing of a Christmas classic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. “It’s our gift to you and your family,” said theater owner Val Stafford. Aw.

Dec. 24:
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Community Bible Church

Community Bible Church will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the church, 45672 Limestone St., Concrete. Childcare is provided.

Dec. 24:
Christmas Eve service at Shepherd of the Hills

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will host a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. at the church, 46372 E. Main St., Concrete. The family candlelight service will be followed by a candlelight communion service at 11 p.m.

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