■ Enumclaw’s annual tree lighting is scheduled for Nov. 26 in front of City Hall. A chorale group will start the festivities around 5:30 p.m., and the tree will be lit around 6. Hot cocoa and light snacks will be served, and kids activities will also be at the event.
■ Buckley’s annual tree lighting is planned for Nov. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m.
■ Black Diamond’s tree lighting is scheduled for Dec. 4, and is hosted by Ten Trails. For more information, look below. The Black Diamond Community Center is not hosting a tree lighting this year.
■ Plateau Foothills Wellness Foundation is hosting an online auction for its annual Holiday Fantasy fundraiser. All funds raised through this event goes to funding the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, providing locals with access to healthcare via the Care Van, and caring for local students with in-school mental health support. Bidding on auction items starts on Dec. 1 at 8 a.m., and closes Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.; register at www.rfwellnessfoundation.org/special-events/holiday-fantasy-2/.
■ Plateau Foothills Wellness Foundation’s annual Holiday Fantasy fundraiser will be held at the Enumclaw Thunderdome Car Museum starting at 6 p.m. All funds raised through this event goes to funding the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, providing locals with access to healthcare via the Care Van, and caring for local students with in-school mental health support. Tickets are $95, and can be bought at www.rfwellnessfoundation.org/special-events/holiday-fantasy-2/. Please note that attendees will be asked to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. If you can’t attend the physical event, make sure to check out the online silent auction (see above).
■ The Enumclaw Historical Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Being sold at the event is local homemade arts and crafts, as well as homemade and commercial baked goods.
■ Ten Trails in Black Diamond is hosting its annual Hometown Holiday celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. at Village Green Park. The event is complete with food and dessert trucks, a live DJ and yard games, carolers, and — of course — the lighting of the Christmas tree.
■ The annual Enumclaw Christmas Parade will be rolling down Cole Street starting at 6 p.m. If you’re still looking to enter a float for the parade, contact Kerry Solmonsen at firstname.lastname@example.org; late entries must pay an additional $35 late fee on top of regular fees for registering a float ($50 for displays and floats under 100 feet, and $100 for 100 feet or more), and will be placed at the back of the parade.
■ Enumlcaw’s Chalet Theatre is hosting a 70s vs. 80s music night with Rock Shop and Diamond Star Halo. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.; Tickets are $20 in advance (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5283611) or $25 at the door.
■ Santa is coming to your Enumclaw neighborhood! The Enumclaw Fire Department’s annual Santa Run begins Dec. 5, and continues through Dec. 9. The procession normally starts around 6 p.m., and ends near 9 p.m. For additional details, head to Page 11 of this edition, but in short, Santa will visit the SE 456th Street, Warner Avenue, and Blake Street communities Dec. 5; neighborhoods west of Semanski Street on Dec. 6; homes between Griffin Avenue and McHugh Avenue Dec. 7; the area east of Semanski Street and west of SR 410 Dec. 8; and finally, Porter Street, Washington Street, and Cole Street homes and businesses Dec. 9.
■ The Enumclaw Expo Center’s second annual Hometown Holiday event is planned for Dec. 10 – 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per carload for general admission. However, you can also purchase a $50 VIP package, which allows a party of up to six people enjoy hot chocolate and making s’mores around a fire before driving through the displays. Tickets can be bought at www.strideevents.com/events/hometown-holiday-drive-thru-event/2021/tickets. For more information, go to Page 11 of this edition.
■ Enumclaw’s Chalet Theatre is hosting Anthem, a Rush tribute band. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5197591.
■ The Black Diamond Elementary PTO 13th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Black Diamond Eagles building (32618 Railroad Avenue).
■ The Black Diamond Community Center ((31605 Third Ave.) is also hosting a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
■ The Black Diamond Historical Society is hosting a Hometown Christmas at the local museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a Christmas-themed treasure hunt with prizes, raffles, treat bags, activities with the King County Library System, and visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and an Elf. COVID protocols are in effect — please wear a mask and be ready to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test to participate.
■ Enumclaw’s Chalet Theatre is hosting Hell’s Bells, an all-female AC/DC tribute band. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show beings at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at www.eventbrite.com/e/hells-belles-tickets-201862565367.
■ Express-o Yourself and the DreamCatchers Equestrian Drill Team is hosting photos with Santa at the coffee shop (330 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw). The drill team will be at Express-o yourself from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registering for a pre-paid time slot is $15, and can be done at www.dcdrillteam.com. Otherwise, the walk-in price is $20. Photography is being provided by Button Photography. Proceeds benefit the DreamCatchers Equestrian Drill Team.
■ Santa returns to the Plateau, this time touring Buckley on Dec. 13 – 18. The procession starts around 6 p.m. each night. In short, St. Nick will visit neighborhoods west of state Route 410 on Dec. 13; homes south and east of 410 Dec. 14; communities in the eastern part of the city Dec. 15; the northeast section of town Dec. 16; the southeast corridor Dec. 17; and finally, Wilkeson on Dec. 18. For more information about specific routes, turn to Page 11 of this edition.
Coffee with the Mayor
■ Eumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro is once again hosting Coffee with the Mayor at City Hall on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is a casual session for citizens to meet with the mayor to ask him questions regarding City business. Coffee with the Mayor is held the first Monday of every month.
Free Hawks Games
■ The Chalet Theatre in Enumclaw continues showing Seahawks games on the big screen. Admission is free; doors open 30 minutes prior to kickoff for 10 a.m. games, and doors open 60 minutes prior to kickoff for all other game times.