A Very Very Merry Palouse Christmas

︎︎︎︎ Brought to you by the Palouse Christmas Cheer and Holiday Spirit Committee

All are welcome! Please spread the word to your friends and family, near and far. ︎︎︎ Download holiday calendar poster 
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Light-A-Tree Winter Wonderland

︎November 19, 2021 thru January 2022
at the Palouse Native Plant Walk
Contact Lorinda Marple at (509) 715-9599 for details on how to adopt a tree or shrub to decorate with lights, ornaments, bird feeders, or whatever you can dream up! Mosey down to our special little park and enjoy the welcoming cheerful light displays made by local organizations, families, and friends. 

Nights of Peace

︎6PM-8PM on Thursdays in December
(December 2, December 9, December 16)

at Holy Trinity Church
Visit our historic Palouse church for a quiet place to light a candle and find a moment of peace during this busy season. Feel free to come and go as you please, and enjoy this special historic building in Palouse.

Downtown Holiday Specials

︎Saturday, December 11
Downtown Palouse Businesses
Antiques! Hand-made goods! Craftings and sewing supplies! Whimsies! Find all of that and more as you stroll our downtown businesses on Saturday, December 11th. Take advantage of delightful holiday specials, finish up your shopping, and support our local creative economy.
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Round Table Club Raffle

︎Tickets for sale at Palouse Family Foods
Support local scholarships by entering to win beautifully crafted Christmas prizes: a Christmas Quilt, a Holiday Basket, and a Christmas Tablerunner.

Christmas Caroling + Chili Dinner

︎5PM on Friday, December 12
at Palouse Federated Church
All are welcome to attend.  Meet in the PFC parking lot before setting out and caroling through Palouse neighborhoods. Return to warm up with a chili dinner.
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Christmas Concert

︎6:30PM on Thursday, December 16
Garfield School Gym
Middle and High School students perform a festive selection of holiday music.
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Gingerbread House Extravaganza

︎Drop-off from 11AM-12PM on Saturday, December 18
at the Palouse Library
Submit your sweet creations to the gingerbread house decorating contest! Gingerbread houses will be on display in the St. Elmo and Library windows. Enter your house in one of the following categories: Adults, Team/Family, or Kids. The winner of each category will receive Chamber Bucks (from the Palouse Chamber of Commerce) to spend at downtown Palouse businesses. Riverby Books, our faraway friend, will also be sponsoring some extra special prizes for winners.
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Christmas Cookie & Hot Cocoa Station (FREE!)

︎11AM-2PM on Saturday, December 18
Downtown by City Hall
Stop by and grab a FREE Christmas cookie and cup of cocoa to celebrate the season.  Cookies will be individually packaged and donated by Palouse Christmas Elves (Teresa Myott, Janet Barstow, Tina Laughary, Tracy Lee Sievers, Connie Kuehner, Kay Youngblood, and others).  Any leftover cookies afterwards will be taken to PFC for the Christmas pageant.
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Santa Comes to Palouse

︎12PM on Saturday, December 18
Palouse Community Center
Santa is making a special trip to Palouse, and you don’t want to miss it! Kids can come to meet Santa and receive a small gift. Sponsored by the Palouse Lions Club. Wear your mask!
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Double-Feature Christmas Drive-In Movie

︎6PM on Saturday, December 18th
Palouse RV Park 
Bundle up, bring snacks, and drive downtown to watch holiday favorites safely among friends. Charlie Brown’s Christmas and The Muppets Christmas Carol will be projected on the flathouse, tune into the audio at 107.5 FM in your cars. Snacks will be available for purchase. Sponsored and organized by the Palouse Federated Church.
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Children’s Christmas Pageant

︎6PM on Sunday, December 19
at Palouse Federated Church 
Come watch neighbors and friends perform an intergenerational Christmas pageant with live music and acting. 
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Christmas Concert in Palouse

︎6:30PM on Monday, December 20
Palouse School Gym
Palouse Elementary students perform a festive selection of holiday music.
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A Palouse Christmas Special: Homebound for the Holidays

︎Premiers at 7PM on Wednesday, December 22nd
On the ‘Palouse Creates” YouTube Channel  Stay tuned here for the live premiere link!
Join us for a virtual heartfelt hometown holiday program featuring songs and stories of holiday cheer from your friends and neighbors. If you’re interested in submitting a video (song, poem, greeting, etc.), please email Libby Akin for details. Video submissions are due by December 15th.  
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︎ Get inspired by watching last year’s holiday special

World Famous Palouse All-Town Christmas Parade

︎Thursday, December 23rd
Cars line up at 5:30PM, parade begins at 6PM sharp!
Meet at the Palouse Federated Church
Decorate your car with lights to join the Christmas Caroling Motorcade around the neighborhood. Meet at 5:30PM at PFC to line up in your cars. Dress warm because we’ll have our windows down blasting our carols on the radio! Listen to carols at home by tuning into 107.5 FM at 6pm and come out and wave as the parade rolls through your neighborhood! For those that live out of town, come congregate on Main Street!
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Christmas Eve Services

︎7PM and 11PM onThursday, December 24th
at the Palouse Federated Church (635 N. Bridge Street)
Tune in here for details about our Christmas Eve Services. Don’t forget to bundle up and wear your Christmas mask. Everyone will have a chance to ring the church bell  :)  🤍 Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night 🤍 


Questions? Contact Libby Akin, Tim Sievers, Tracy Lee Sievers, Sarah Bofenkamp, or Mary Welcome. 


︎︎ Thank you, Palouse! ︎︎

Made possible by support and great ideas from The City of Palouse, The Palouse Chamber of Commerce, The Palouse Federated Church, The Palouse Library,  State Bank Northwest,The Church Street Social Club, Riverby Books, and Neighbors Like You. Special thanks to State Bank Northwest for sponsoring the printing and mailing of our calendar!