Get Ready for Small Town Holidays 2023!

by | Nov 22, 2023 | Holidays, Things to Do

Few places are more magical during the holidays than our little Village of Manson! 

During this time, our quaint town transforms into a winter wonderland with dazzling light displays, Santa sightings, and so much holiday cheer.

Here’s what to look for during the Lake Chelan Valley’s Small Town Holidays 2023.

Manson’s Village of Lights, Beginning Saturday, November 25th

Village of lights

Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for one of our favorite annual celebrations! Manson’s Village of Lights is a treasured season long tradition. It all begins on Saturday, November 25th when we welcome Santa to Manson with fun-filled family events and plenty of holiday cheer.

Schedule of Events

Letters to Santa
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm Manson Grange Holiday Extravaganza

Shop for unique hand-crafted items! A perfect opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind gift crafted by a local artisan.

  • 10:00am – 11:45am Letters to Santa at Mountain View Lodge & Resort

We’ll have candy canes, hot cocoa, and all the necessary writing supplies for the kiddos to craft their own special letter to Santa Claus! 

  • 12:00pm Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by helicopter at Leffler Field, next to The Lodge

Hand deliver your letters directly to Santa and his Elves!

  • 12:30pm Santa Parade Down Manson’s Main Street

A festive way to welcome Jolly Old Saint Nick!

  • 12:45pm Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Radiance Winery & Coffee

Commemorate this special day by snapping your very own photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

  • 6:30pm Firework display at Manson Bay Park

Cap off an action-packed day with a beautiful fireworks display welcoming the holiday season!

Holiday Events Around The Valley

Santa in Leffler Field

There are plenty of holiday activities planned in Manson and Chelan throughout the end of November and December to keep the festivities rolling! And, Manson’s Village of Lights will keep sparkling and bringing the small town charm through Winterfest in January!

Plaid Friday, 11/24

The Lake Chelan Valley’s take on “Black Friday”, Plaid Friday is an opportunity to shop specialty boutiques and wineries across Chelan and Manson and support local businesses! Wear plaid to receive a variety of discounts and specials at participating shops!

Santa Sightings

It seems Santa has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the children of Chelan and Manson all month long! Check out the schedule here for updates on where to find Santa each week.

Winery Events

Throughout November and December, the Lake Chelan Valley wineries host a variety of fun and family-friendly events for all to enjoy!

Here are just a few exciting opportunities to try your hand at a Christmas craft, get a photo with Santa, or simply sip wine by a bonfire during the most wonderful time of the year:

🎄 11/24 Flip the Switch Event at Tipsy Canyon Winery

🎄 12/2 Holiday Wreath-Making Class at Amos Rome Vineyards

🎄 12/2 Christmas Tree Ornament Making at Vibe Cellars

🎄 12/2 Holiday Extravaganza at Chelan Ridge Winery

🎄 12/16 Gingerbread House Crafting Event at Vibe Cellars

🎄 12/22 Cookies with Santa at Rio Vista at The Cabin

🎄 All Month Kid’s Christmas Crafts at Rio Vista at The Cabin

Be sure to visit the Small Town Holidays website for more information on all the fun happenings around Lake Chelan!

The Lodge Is Your Holiday Headquarters

Holidays at The Lodge

The Lodge is located just a short walk into downtown Manson and a 10-minute drive to downtown Chelan, making it your perfect holiday headquarters! We love welcoming our guests with our cozy holiday decorations, plenty of hot cocoa to warm up with, and lots of holiday cheer to share!

Book online or give us a call today to reserve your holiday stay in the Lake Chelan Valley. We look forward to hosting you!