Lighted Christmas Parade & Holiday Market next week


December 2, 2021

Save the date of December 11 for the Wahkiakum Lighted Parade and Holiday Market taking place at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet.

The events start at 3 p.m. at the Marina and River Mile 38 Brewing Co., with a Trunk Sale and Artisan Holiday Market. At the Trunk Sale and Artisan Market you will find vendors selling sweet and savory foods plus many handcrafted items perfect for holiday gift giving. Maria’s Restaurant will have chili and tamales for sale. For the adults, the brewery will serve a festive mulled wine along with their classic brews.

Fun activities are planned for the whole family. Warm up by the bonfire and create your own treat with a s’mores kit, watch the kids craft a holiday ornament and take a picture with Santa in the Photo Booth.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. on 3rd Street by the Marina, running south down Main Street, and then head back to the Marina on River Street. If it’s raining, bundle up and bring your umbrella to the marina or downtown Cathlamet to watch the lights in motion. Or stay dry watching the parade from your car. Parking in town will be allowed, just remember that for everyone’s safety the streets will be closed for the parade so you will need to be in place before 4:30 p.m. and you will not be able to move your car until after the parade is over.

After the parade, oversize entries and floats are encouraged to park in the large Marina parking lot for more public viewing opportunities.

For those who want to participate, anything you can put lights on can be entered in the parade, including tractors, lawn mowers, cars, trucks, trailers, boats, floats, horses, dogs, people, you name it. Boats are also welcome to light up the marina and the nearby river. The fee to enter this year is $5 or a donation for the food bank. Entries must be submitted by Monday December 6.

Vendor and parade applications are available at the Elochoman Marina office and Bank of the Pacific Cathlamet Branch. For Artisan Market vendor questions email For Trunk Sale vendor information contact Deb Holland 360 849-9401 and for Parade questions contact Paige Lake or 360-269-6737.


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