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Moments to Remember

November 23rd, 2018

Kittitas County Fairgrounds & Historic Downtown Ellensburg

Starting the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ellensburg community comes together for the annual Moments to Remember event, featuring a Cookie Scavenger Hunt, photos with Santa, camel rides, a variety of parades, entertainment, and of course, the Historic Downtown Lighting Ceremony. So grab the entire family for this two-day event.

  • Plaid Friday, normal business hours
  • Teddy Bear's First Christmas play at Fitterer's, 1 pm
  • Cookie Scavenger Hunt, 2-4 pm
  • Dancing in the State Farm windows 5 pm
  • Safeway Tree Lighting 6:15 pm
  • Downtown tree lighting, 7 pm
  • Streets of Bethlehem, 7:05 pm

A bit of small-town America still lives in the heart of Central Washington. For the past 30 years, the Friday following Thanksgiving has drawn hundreds of people into downtown Ellensburg to mark the start of the holiday season -- literally -- with a flip of a switch. When darkness falls, many of Ellensburg's historic downtown buildings come alive with more than 10,000 Christmas lights outlining their facades. The lighting ceremony marks the highlight in a weekend full of family-friendly events designed to usher in the holiday spirit.

Fairground Events

  • Chili Feed- 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Holiday Craft Bazaar- 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Take Your Own Pictures With Santa- late afternoon
  • Fairgrounds Lighting- 6:00 pm

Click here for a schedule of events! 

Moments to Remember


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