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5 Things to Do This Month in Ellensburg | December

There's no place like Ellensburg for the holidays and, this year, there are tons of wonderful winter events happening around town that are guaranteed to add cheer to your season and put a smile on your face. The upcoming month happens to include several of these crowd-favorite gatherings, so get yourself to Ellensburg and get your merry on!

First Friday Art Walk ' Friday, December 6
5-7 PM at Participating Venues

The Ellensburg First Friday Art Walk is a downtown event that showcases art of all forms in galleries and non-traditional spaces. This event honors local artists and their work, and allows participants to tour the historic downtown as they walk from venue to venue to enjoy the art on display. This Friday, December 6, you may enjoy works ranging from classic rock and roll prints to embellished papier-m'ch' deer heads! View a list of all participating venues and a sneak peek at the art they'll have on display here.

Teddy Bear Tea ' Saturday, December 7
11 AM - 1 PM at Kelleher Motor Company

Join Mrs. Claus for an afternoon of high tea and crafts during a beloved Ellensburg holiday tradition, the Teddy Bear Tea! Dress in your holiday best and bring a teddy bear to donate to the Court Advocates for Children for Kittitas County. Plus, enjoy dancing by the Ellensburg Dance Ensemble and story time with Mrs. Claus herself! Tickets are available now at Fitterer's Furniture.

Get Crafty with Winter Themed Activities at Local Businesses

There's no better time to escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit in Ellensburg! This month, several local businesses are hosting holiday arts and crafts to be enjoyed by all. Gallery One will be holding several workshops, including Sugar Cookie Decorating on Saturday, December 7 at 1 PM, and Clay Elves on Sunday, December 8 at 11 AM and 2 PM. Put your artistic abilities to the test and leave with your one-of-a-kind artwork! Looking to raise the stakes a bit? The PUB by Iron Horse Brewery is offering you the chance to compete in a Gingerbread House Competition! This family-friendly event is only $5 a person, and includes all the supplies needed to craft the ultimate gingerbread house. Plus, holiday snacks, a hot cocoa bar, pictures with Santa, and more will be available. Participate in all of these festive activities to make this December one to remember!

Holiday Girls Night Out ' Thursday, December 12
5-9 PM at Various Downtown Locations

An established favorite, Girls Night Out is sure to bring much-needed pampering and shopping specials to the ladies of Ellensburg. The evening favorites typically include complimentary foot and hand scrubs, massages, henna tattoos, and enticing treats. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night out with your girlfriends and get ahead on shopping for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to stop by each participating location for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, including raffles, added inventory, live entertainment, shopping discounts, and more! This unique, semi-annual event is a local favorite that residents and business owners look forward to year after year. So, grab your friends and take part in this evening of fun, and fabulous deals!

Holiday Farmers Market ' Saturday, December 14
10 AM - 2 PM in the Teanaway Hall at the Kittitas Valley Event Center

Every year, the Ellensburg Farmers Market graces us with its Holiday Farmers Market, where we can enjoy the best of the market during its off-season. This year, you can shop items including fruit, pottery, jewelry, yarn, bread, and soap. Stock up on fresh apples or frozen blueberries to use in your Christmas pies, search for unique holiday gifts, and find a few treasures to keep for yourself! Juanita's Tacos will be serving food, Loveland Cookies will be onsite, and the Rotary Bookmobile will be out front to keep you warm with free hot chocolate! Join us to shop the Winter Market on Saturday, December 14.

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