2022 Christmas Tri-Cities Washington Things To Do and Christmas Lights To Visit
Senske Services, 400 N Quay in Kennewick
Nightly from 5 pm – 11:30 pm
Cost: free but donations are being collected for 2nd HarvestCome by any night of the month to donate nonperishable food items for 2nd Harvest. Stay to enjoy the show. 500,000 lights dance synced to music playing throughout the event. Or enjoy the warmth of your car while tuning to radio station 90.3 FM. We have multiple selfie stations set up to capture photos with friends and family. Letters to Santa can be dropped into an official North Pole mailbox.
Christmas Carol Lane – December 2022
Nightly from 6 p.m.Christmas Carol Lane is a fun neighborhood in Kennewick. Every year since the 1960s, the neighborhood has been transformed with song boards in the yards to decorate for Christmas. Each house has a different Christmas song and decorations to go with it. In the past few years, the neighborhood has had new energy to brighten up the song boards and continue the tradition. Song boards and decorations go up in Christmas Carol Lane starting right after Thanksgiving. Most yards are decorated by the second week of December. Streets: 23rd Place, 24th Avenue, 25th Avenue, 26th Avenue, Garfield Street and Hartford Street, and Kent Street.
Lampson Cable Bridge Run – December 17, 2022
Registration fee: $12 – $28
This year marks the 44th annual running of the Lampson Cable Bridge Run! Finisher Medals will again be given out to the first 2000 participants who finish the run. To receive your medal please ensure that your race bib is visible as you cross the finish line. So tell your friends and come out and enjoy this fun and exciting holiday tradition! Runners, no matter the distance they choose (1Mile, 5K, or 10K) will start their race crossing over the Columbia River from Kennewick to Pasco, WA on the scenic Cable Bridge. The 1-mile runners will end shortly after crossing the bridge and be shuttled to the 5K/10K finish area. The 5K & 10K finish line is located at the Lampson warehouse. At the finish line, you will receive your medal and refreshments before proceeding to catch the shuttle bus back to the fairground’s parking lot. (Note: We hope to return to our normal finish line festivities this year).
There is a discounted, non-timed 1-mile fun run category for those that want to experience the fun and excitement of this yearly event, and still receive the finisher medal. Also, there is a child 4 and under category that is free of charge. Participants in this category will receive a bib but will not be timed nor receive a finisher medal, instead, they will receive a child’s finisher ribbon.
Info & registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/60214/lampson-cable-bridge-run-2022-10k5k1-mile
Desert Plateau Neighborhood Luminaria – December 17, 2022
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Desert Plateau Neighborhood is once again holding their yearly tradition that has been held since 1985. Please come celebrate the miles of holiday lights and festivities – take a Drive-thru tour of the lights in the Desert Plateau neighborhood in West Pasco Neighborhoods from Burden Blvd. to Argent; from Road 36 to Yuma.
Tri-Cities Steel Band Concert – December 17, 2022
Bethel Church, 600 Shockley RD. in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9 (note: Please have your ticket or receipt ready to show at entry with your party)
If you have come to our Christmas Concert in the past, welcome back and thank you for joining us again! If you are new to this event we hope you will love it! Bram Bratá, Ok2Botay,’Bahuru and ‘Baduku will play lively holiday tunes to get you into the holiday spirit.
Our bake sale (cash preferred/card accepted) will have some excellent holiday treats to satisfy everyone in your group. Last-minute shopping? We have you covered! Don’t forget to look over the wide selection of auction baskets! They are fabulous!
Info & tickets: https://www.tcsba.org/about-2
Story of the Nativity Christmas Celebration – December 18, 2022
Prayer Watch Christian Center, 602 S. Washington Street in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend
The Prayer Watch Annual Story of the Nativity will be Re-enacted and Narrated in Three Languages (English, Spanish and Marshallese), and it comes straight from the Scriptures from Matthew & Luke. You will not want to miss it, it is an amazing production!
First Night Tri-Cities – December 31, 2022
Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $8 per person ages 5 and over. Kids aged 4 and under are free.
First Night Tri-Cities is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the New Year held each year on December 31 at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick.
After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to once again offer carousel rides, magic shows, inflatables, face painting and of course a dazzling fireworks show. Our event is interactive and there is something for all ages. Go through a giant inflatable obstacle course. Join the hypnosis show. Enter your little one in the baby crawling race. Take a ride on the carousel. We’re confident you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy at an affordable entry price.
COVID information: Face coverings are required indoors for all attendees ages 5 and over except when actively eating or drinking.
Info: https://www.firstnighttricities.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/FirstNightTriCities
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