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Small Town Christmas – Shop Local

Photo | Historic Downtown Chelan

If there was ever a year to keep it local and support Lake Chelan small business owners, this is the year! Our local shops are filled with holiday treasures for the whole family. With such a variety of shops, we are confident you’ll find whatever your heart desires. From apparel boutiques to home décor spots, electronics to kitchen gadgets, Historic Downtown Chelan is lined with stores carrying so many unique items. We highlighted some can’t-be-missed spots this season to cover all of your holiday shopping needs. 

Christmas in the Kitchen

The kitchen is where the magic happens every holiday season. From baking with loved ones to cooking all of your family tradition recipes, it’s important that you’re stocked with all the necessary goods and appliances. Need a new cookbook to get you started in creating some new baking traditions? Swing by Riverwalk Books and pick a cookbook of your choosing. When it’s time to get down to cooking, you’ll find everything you need and more at Culinary Apple. This gourmet kitchen store specializes in kitchen gadgets, utensils, appliances and bakeware. Need a gift idea? We highly recommend their fresh locally grown apple gift boxes. Their fudge is also made here in Chelan and with flavors like maple nut and rocky road, you are guaranteed to enjoy a bite…or a pound! Not able to stop by the store in person this year? That’s okay, online ordering is easy and they deliver nationwide.

Deck the Halls, and your House

Spending more time at home this year and feeling like your place needs some extra holiday décor? We have some great home décor options for you to check out. Willow carries Christmas décor, holiday candles, and many more things to create the seasonal atmosphere you crave. Another great downtown shop is Lake Life. They have loads of holiday décor, winter apparel, seasonal signs, etc. And finally, don’t forget to decorate the outside of your house as well! Kelly’s Ace Hardware has plenty of Christmas lights, so feel free to get National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation display out there. It’s been a long year! 

Christmas Sweets

Need some sweet treats this holiday season? Kave Roasters and Bakery has some delicious offerings and you can special order to feed your loved ones this season. Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery is also available to meet your Christmas dessert needs. From pies and tarts to rolls and pastries, you can save yourself the hassle this holiday season and grab these goods from the bakery. Another great option is Deb’s Delights. From fancy custom cakes to mini desserts, cheesecakes, and pies, Deb whips up some beautiful and delicious treats. And the brand new addition to downtown Chelan, Chelan Toys & Sweets! Think gourmet candy canes, specialty chocolates, and inventive Rice Krispie treats, all guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone.

New in Town

Think you’ve seen it all in downtown Chelan? Well, think again! We have some incredible new stores this year that you can’t miss this holiday season. Moonpenny provides gifts, stocking stuffers, ornaments, cards, candles, gift wrap, holiday décor and more. They also have a great online store. And finally, mother and daughter owned The Starry Owl is a must for trendy clothing, home and beauty, and the latest accessories.

Shopping local in Downtown Chelan is a great way to support the heartbeat of our economy this year. Plus, there are so many incredible gifts and décor options, you will find everything you are looking for, and more!


Posted December 2, 2020