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New Meetup: Downtown for the Holidays

From: user 1.
Sent on: Monday, November 22, 2010 4:29 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Olympia Friends, Wine and Beer !!!

What: Downtown for the Holidays

When: Sunday, November 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Olympia Federal Savings
421 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98501

The Olympia Downtown Association produces a downtown extravaganza each year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in downtown Olympia to kick off the holiday season. This event is brought to you through the generous donations of downtown businesses, sponsors, membership dues and volunteers.

SCHEDULE ? November 28, 2010

Downtown for the Holidays is a day filled with fun and entertainment. Most activities are centered in and around the Sylvester State Park area. Each year for this holiday celebration we coordinate the following:

10:00am-3:00pm ? Holiday CraftXnw
New!: Holiday CraftXnw market located on Washington St. between State & 4th Avenues. Organized by einmaleins

Noon-2:30pm ? Free rides!
Horse-drawn wagon rides for the kids. Mrs. Claus will be joining you! ? Washington St. & Legion Way
Electric Trolley rides throughout downtown core

Noon-2:30pm and 3:30pm-5pm ? Visit with Santa
Visit with Santa & photos available in the Urban Onion Olympian Hotel lobby by Cortney Kelley Photography.
Plus, if you miss Santa then you?ll have three other opportunities to visit him on Saturdays Dec. 4, 11 & 18 from noon ? 4:00 pm at Studio Four 18 with Cortney Kelley Photography Studio on 418 Washington Street.

Noon-5pm ? Gingerbread Holiday Cottages Competition
Olympia Hotel Ballroom (Saturday & Sunday) Organized by Habitat for Humanity

1pm-2:30pm ? Entertainment
First Christian Church Bell Chime Choir ? Olympian Hotel Lobby
Capital High School Chamber Choir ? 5th & Capital Way (in front of Olympia Federal Savings)

3pm ? Holiday Parade
Parade route is on Capitol Way beginning near the Olympia Farmers Market and ending at Sylvester State Park

Commentary and reviewing area ? 5th & Capitol Way
Parade commentators: Dick Pust and Darlene Kemery ? KGY

3:45pm ? Olympia Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Non-profit bagpipe band performance in Sylvester State Park

4pm ? Singing Holiday Tree
Capital Playhouse?s Kids in Koncert perform on a huge constructed Holiday Tree on Legion Way across from Sylvester State Park

4:30pm ? Tree Lighting Ceremony at Sylvester State Park
All gather for a countdown to the lighting the holiday tree decorated beautifully by the State Dept. of General Administration with lights also provided by the ODA and the PBIA. Thank you to the Ft. Lewis Army 593rd Sustainment Brigade and to State Dept of G.A. Capitol Facilities for the beautiful holiday tree.

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