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Celebrating the Holidays in Lake Chelan – How to Make it Special

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Are you thinking of heading to your second home in Lake Chelan for the Holidays this year?

We think you’ll love being here and taking in the snow, sunshine, and all that the Chelan Valley has to offer this season. To help make your vacation extra special, we’ve collected a few tips below to make life easier.

Shop Local

Didn’t quite get your holiday shopping list finished? Historic Downtown Chelan is full of family-owned shops offering a variety of great gifts that are guaranteed to make everyone on your list happy.

Pack an Extra Suitcase

With all the fun gifting, you just might find yourself in need of an extra suitcase to bring all your new gifts back home! While the big stuff can be packed easily, the little items can be a challenge to corral when it’s time to head back home. You can check this bag if you are flying or simply throw it in the trunk on your way out of town if you are driving.

Bring Along Your Favorite Decorations

If you are planning on spending the holidays away from home, consider bringing a few of your favorite holiday decorations – think family stockings, a fresh wreath, candles, a few strings of lights and anything else that will bring the spirit of the season to your home away from home.

Great Local Events

Small Town Holidays is a month-long celebration where Lake Chelan encourages all to shop, dine, drink and be local. You will find an array of daily activities, including Santa sightings, Lady of the Lake Light Tours, shopping in Historic Downtown Chelan, hot cocoa & s’mores by cozy fire pits, award-winning wines, ciders and beers, tubing at Echo Valley, and so much more!

If you haven’t yet spent the holidays here in Chelan, you are in for a treat. The festive decorations throughout town and the abundance of event offerings ensure this will be a holiday to remember. Happy holidays!


Posted December 16, 2021