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Holiday Gift Pages Holiday haunting at Center Stage

The Christmas in Carnation Scavenger Hunt is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Register in front of Hopelink on Bird Street in downtown Carnation. Participants receive a passport and must solve riddles to compete for prizes during the hunt. Hunters earn points by getting their passports stamped at each location. They can earn five bonus points by purchasing an item from a participating business, or by answering a holiday question. The hunt ends at 4 p.m. when teams must return with their passports. The winning team will be announced at 5 p.m., and will receive a gift certificate for a Christmas tree from the Carnation Tree Farm. There will be more giveaways for the most creatively dressed team, best Christmas hat, craziest Christmas sweater and more. Prizes include tickets to the Cascade Community Theatre production “Babes in Toyland” at Tolt Middle School and Cedarcrest High School’s “Moon Over Buffalo.”

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Experience holiday entertainment for the whole family with Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story, “A Christmas Carol” at Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way. This inspiring holiday classic runs three weekends; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 11 and 17, 18 in Valley Center Stage’s charming 100 seat theater above the SingleTrack bike shop in downtown North Bend, Washington. This is Center Stage’s sixth year of presenting this holiday classic. It has become a tradition in the Snoqualmie Valley, with sold-out performances throughout the show’s run each holiday season. The cast includes new additions and seasoned actors who return each year to celebrate the season. This year, 20 local actors will guide the journey with Ebenezer Scrooge as he evolves from a holiday-hating “humbug” of a fellow to an inspired man capable of love and redemption. In the cast this year are Ed Benson, Craig Ewing, Bill Stone, Sean Stone, Forrest Heintz, Alex Killian, Anna Killian, Denise Paulette, Sydney Prins, Becky Rappin, Leslayann Schecterson, Julia Buck, Rene Schucter, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, Brydian Forrest, Rebekah McFarland, Avery Dahline, Tony Dambrava, James Kolke and Gary Schwartz as Scrooge. The show runs on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 4, 10. 11 and 17 and 18. There are also two Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on December 11 and 18.


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Gary Schwartz, as Scrooge, greets visitors Bill Stone and Craig Ewing in the Valley Center Stage version of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.’

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The farm will be open seven days a week from 9 am until dusk. All trees for sale are priced as marked. There are many Elves to help with every step of choosing, cutting, and packing up a tree. Besides a great selection of gifts, the gift shop has a warm fire, free coffee, hot cider and candy canes.

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Holiday Gift Pages Holiday events in the Valley

is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Fall City Elementary gymnasium, 33314 S.E. 42nd Pl., Fall City. Visitors can enjoy the sounds of the Fall City Elementary school chorus and the Chief Kanim Middle School Chamber Ensembles. Bring a camera, because Santa will be in his sleigh, ready to pose with children. Following the program, carolers are invited to stroll to Olive Taylor Quigley Park and begin the countdown to light the community tree.

Families can discover a winter’s worth of smiles at many Snoqualmie Valley community events planned for the holiday season:

Snoqualmie festivities Snoqualmie Tree Lighting Ceremony and activities are 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Railroad Park. Families can get their photos taken with Santa, enjoy a wagon ride, sing carols, and more.

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North Bend Tree Lighting The North Bend Tree Lighting Ceremony is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, tentatively planned for the corner of Bendigo Boulevard and North Bend Way. Family activities include carol singing, a fire pit, marshmallow and chestnut roasting, hot chocolate and cider sipping, and vendors. Look for choirs, rosy faces and plenty of holiday cheer.

School music and tree lighting The Fall City Days annual school music program and Tree Lighting Festival

The Fall City Arts Art Park Gathering will happen before and after the tree lighting ceremony in the art park, located at the corner of Highway 202 and 335th Place, across from Quigley Park. The Fall City Arts organization invites visitors to enjoy the decorations, lights and a bonfire while sipping a steaming cup of cocoa or cider. Music and caroling will create a festive atmosphere to kick off the holiday season.

Si View bazaar The Holiday Bazaar at Si View Community Center is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Si View gym. Admission is free. The bazaar features local arts and crafts vendors with a great variety of locally handmade goods, perfect for holiday gift shopping. The entertainment

line-up for the day includes dance recitals and musical performances by local talents. To learn more, call (425) 831-1900.

Fall City bazaar The Fall City Arts Holiday Market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Chief Kanim Middle School commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. This is the 11th year of the market, which offers handmade items from talented crafters and artists in the local community. Look for framed prints, clothing, ornaments, candles, jewelry, lotions, soaps, fabric items, stationery, pottery and garden art. Holiday items include wreaths, swags, cedar garlands and live poinsettias.

Santa Train Northwest Railway Museum runs weekend “Santa Train” again this season. A Northwest tradition since 1969, the event allows participants of all ages to travel by train for a visit with Santa Claus and to enjoy refreshments (included with tickets) served from the Museum’s railway kitchen car. Children visiting with Santa receive a small gift and there is time to visit local shops and attractions. Santa Train 2010 is scheduled for Nov. 27 and 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 , 17 and 18. Trains depart hourly from North Bend. Learn more at

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