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Moments to Remember

Moments to Remember is an all day event and long time local tradition in Downtown Ellensburg, always taking place the Friday after Thanksgiving. Come downtown and enjoy a day full of family friendly activities to kick off the Christmas Season!

Plaid Friday

Plaid Friday is a national event celebrated each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving as a way to encourage shoppers to support local businesses as they kick off their holiday shopping. Many of our downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops, all decked out in plaid. Join us for Plaid Friday to celebrate the diversity and creativity of independent businesses in your hometown! 








Teddy Bear's First Christmas

Bundle up and gather 'round the windows at Fitterer's Furniture to experience Teddy Bear's First Christmas performed by Ellensburg Children's Musical Theater at 1:00 pm.








Cookie Scavenger Hunt

Let your child's creativity run wild as they collect materials to decorate a special cookie for the holiday. This annual event is a favorite for children as they explore downtown businesses collecting candies and toppings along the way to decorate cookies at the Rotary Pavilion. The fun starts at 2:00pm at the Pavilion and goes until 4:00pm








Dancing in the Statefarm Windows - 5:00pm








Safeway Tree Lighting - 6:15pm








Downtown Tree Lighting - 7:00pm








Streets of Bethlehem - 7:05pm







Fairground Events

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