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The singing tree at Olympia Downtown for the Holidays

Olympia Heads Downtown for the Holidays

Downtown Olympia will be bustling on Sunday, November 27th with the annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m.

Gingerbread House contest at Downtown for the Holidays in OlympiaPack up the fall harvest decorations, its time to dust off the holiday ornaments and string the lights. To help Olympia get in the holiday spirit, the Olympia Downtown Association brings us the annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration. Check out amazing gingerbread creations, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and get your photo with Santa at this free winter community event.

The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. but here is a full schedule for each of the attractions at Downtown for the Holidays. Hope to see you downtown!


Gingerbread Holiday Competition

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Olympian Hotel Ballroom (above the Urban Onion restaurant)


Horse-Drawn Wagon and Electric Trolley Rides

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. rides depart from Sylvester Park


Photos with Santa

12:00 – 2:30 & 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Urban Onion Olympian Hotel


Holiday Parade

3:00 p.m. on Capitol Way from the Farmers Market to Sylvester Park


Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Band

3:45 p.m. on Legion Way next to Sylvester Park


Kids in Koncert’s Singing Christmas Tree

4:00 p.m. at the corner of Legion and Washington


Tree Lighting Ceremony

4:30 p.m. at Sylvester Park




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Mike ConnerMike Conner is the creator and editor of Living in Olympia. He is also a Real Estate Broker and President of City Realty, Inc. in Olympia WA. Mike has a passion for promoting community. He is active in local athletic programs, volunteering his time with both the North Thurston High School boys basketball team and Tumwater Valley Golf Course.View all posts by Mike Conner →

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