Breakfast with Santa
8-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2
West End Business and Professional Association and Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., team up for this annual event.
Santa is the main attraction. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost: adults, $5; children under 12, $3; pictures with Santa, $5. Enjoy biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, links, French toast, coffee, juice and hot chocolate.
Bell Concert to Benefit Food Bank
On Dec. 2, Rain Shadow Players Bell Choir of Sequim will be putting on a concert to benefit the Forks Food Bank. The concert will be held at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., at 2 p.m.
Entry to the Concert will be by Donation of Food or money to benefit the Food Bank. If you have never heard this bell choir you are in for a real treat. There will be homemade cookies, coffee, and cider also served after the concert.
VFW Christmas Bazaar
The VFW Post 106, 110 Spartan Ave., will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live music while you shop! Call Pattie at 360-640-1814 for more information or to rent a table.
Archibald Book Signing
During the VFW Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., local author Lonnie Archibald will be signing his newest book Keep on Truckin’ (More of the Lives and Times of Olympic Peninsula Truck Drivers.) The book includes 25 interviews with current and former truck drivers as well as many photos.
WEBPA Santa Bucks Drawing
Saturday, Dec. 2
Bring West End Business and Professional Association blue tickets to Forks Outfitters at 1 p.m., and you could win Santa Bucks. Shoppers at participating Forks businesses receive one blue ticket for every $10 they spend. Santa Bucks drawings will also be held on Dec. 9 and 16.
Twinkle Light Holiday Parade
Twinkle Light Parade, Saturday, Dec. 2. The 16th-annual Twinkle Light Holiday Parade runs down Forks Avenue at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored and staged this year by West End Business and Professional Association. Floats and other creations are decorated with festive lights, and Santa is the star. The parade will make its way to the Triangle at Sol Duc Way where the official Tree Lighting ceremony will take place.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
As the Twinkle Light parade ends, the official Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin in The Triangle at Forks Avenue and Sol Duc Way. Come and sing some Christmas Carols as the switch is flipped and the holiday season officially gets underway!
Customer Appreciation Sales
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Local merchants open their doors to holiday shoppers. Come out and enjoy the specials and visit with friends.
Pat Neal Book Signing
Pat Neal will be signing copies of his latest book, “WildLife Volume Three, Fisherman’s Holidays,” at Native to Twilight in Forks, this Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon until he runs out of books. Neal is a Hoh River Fishing Guide and Wilderness Gossip columnist on the Commentary Page of the Peninsula Daily News.
According to Neal, fishermen like holidays because they keep other people off the water. The way we celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving, obscure holidays like Arbor Day and as yet to be declared holidays like National Cabin Fever Day depends on whether you fish or not. These stories are an attempt to answer the question: why can’t the Skunk Cabbage Festival last all year?
Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree
West End Business and Professional Association members are selling $1 tickets for the $1,000 shopping spree. The winners will be drawn by Santa on Dec. 16. Money raised from ticket sales pays for downtown Christmas decorations. For more information, phone Christi at 360-374-3311.
Children’s Winter Faire Dec. 3
Santa Claus will visit the 29th annual Children’s Winter Faire at the Sekiu Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Faire will be from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Community Center at 42 Rice Street.
Children accompanied by an adult family member can participate in traditional gift making, with multiple tables offering different kinds of gift making projects. The projects are set up to be developmentally appropriate for young children and elementary school age students.
Treats, coffee, and Miss Adele’s Winterfaire Holiday punch will be provided at the event too. Volunteers from the West End Senior Citizens, West End Youth & Community Club, Clallam County United Way, and Clallam Bay High School student volunteers all give of their time and funds to make this event free to the children and their families in our community. For more information, phone Jamye Wisecup at 360-460-5355.