Downtown Woodinville will transform into a winter wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Unlike years past, the annual Celebrate Woodinville Winterfest celebration will take place at three different locations: DeYoung Park, the Schoolhouse District and Woodin Creek Village. Each site will feature holiday-themed activities.

The event, which is produced by the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, aims to encourage a sense of community by bringing residents together for family-oriented events. Visitors from outside town are invited to stop by one of Woodinville’s many wineries, breweries, cideries, farms and local businesses.

Winterfest will begin in the morning with a 5K Walk & Run at Wilmot Gateway Park. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. for runners and 8:45 a.m. for walkers. Dogs are encouraged to participate as well. A finisher celebration will take place afterward from 9:30-11 a.m.

“We couldn’t be happier that our Celebrate Woodinville Winterfest 5k is live this year! This event provides fun for all ages while uniting the community and celebrating all that is Woodinville!”

Registration costs $35 before Saturday, Nov. 6. After that date, the price will increase to $40 until the day of the race. Participants can also register on the day of the event. The cost for children age 15 and under is $15.  

According to a news release, proceeds from the 5K will benefit both the Woodinville Chamber and the Forgotten Children’s Fund. The fund purchases, wraps and delivers gifts to underprivileged children and their families each year. 

Celebrate Woodinville 5K sponsorships are available now. For more information, contact Dana McMullen at dana@woodinvillechamber.org. To register for the race, visit https://www.celebratewoodinville.com/5k.

From 3-6 p.m., Winterfest will continue with a holiday fair and tree lighting in downtown Woodinville. DeYoung Park will host pictures with Santa as well as opportunities for wreath and ornament making. The tree lighting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Over at the Schoolhouse District, booths will layer the new Festival Street with products from Woodinville Farmer’s Market and a holiday fair. There will also be YMCA activities for kids and firepits with S’mores.  

Woodin Creek Village will feature a giant light display and lots of opportunities for wine tasting. Vehicles from the Woodinville Cruisers Car Club will line the street for attendees to view as well. 

To learn more about Winterfest, visit https://www.celebratewoodinville.com/winterfest/.

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