Magic of Christmas will unfold in Butte Falls Nov. 20

Situated on the beautiful western slope of the Cascades, the 100-year old logging town of Butte Falls invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual “Christmas in the Mountains” on Saturday, Nov. 20.

This year’s celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the traditional Lady Lioness’ “Christmas in the Country” bazaar with many affordable gift items, lunch, and the Scholarship Fund Silent Auction to be held at Community Hall. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

For the second year, the Butte Falls Community Bible Church is featuring an exquisite display of “100 Christmas Nativities from Around the World” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The lavish figures are a feast for your eyes. Add a chalk art demonstration by artist, Joe Dunbar, at 4:00 PM with a raffle drawing of his art at 4:30.

Lunch at the Sugar Pine Company features a visit with St. Nick and free hot chocolate and candy canes for the kids. You can purchase a cut Christmas tree at the Sugar Pine and take it home with you. The proceeds will go to help the Butte Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

A stroll around the corner will take you to the fashionable JoAnn’s Boutique, where you will find a charming array of dolls, antiques, collectibles and other one-of-a-kind treasures and gifts, just in time for Christmas.

Next, the Whistle Stop Ice Cream Shop has goodies, redneck crafts, and affordable second-hand items for thrifty shoppers. Along the main street, you’ll also find the Butte Falls General Store, featuring pumpkin eggnog samples and a special ornament sale.

As part of “A Children’s Small Town Christmas”, children will have an opportunity to make Christmas ornaments, sip hot chocolate, and sing karaoke Christmas carols at “The Landing” family center.

Children will also have an opportunity to write and send a letter to Santa. Everyone is invited to join together in the park for the lighting of the community Christmas tree with a special guest visit from St. Nick from 5:30 to 6 p.m.. Awards will be presented to the winners of the town’s “House Decorating Contest.”

Whether you are hungry or thirsty, there will be plenty of food and beverages available throughout the day at local businesses.

From 2-7p.m. the Butte Falls Café is featuring its delicious prime rib meal. You can also place your order for a fabulous homemade pie to be picked up just in time for the holidays. If you just want to “wet” your whistle, the Butte Falls Tavern will feature a festive holiday beverage from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. And don’t forget to fill-up at the Butte Falls gas station and get your two free tickets for a Candle Basket Raffle.

While you are enjoying the day’s special events, you can stop by the information gazebo in the park, pick up a map, and later stroll down Pine Street to the Bill Edmondson Memorial Museum where you will learn a little bit about the history of the town. Museum hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..

Other attractions you may want to include in your visit are: La Brasseur Vineyard for wine tasting, Beekman Ridge Archery Range for information and a special treat, and the Falls. Watch for the signs. Whether you visit for a few hours (or more), you are sure to find an assortment of options and activities to entertain you in the relaxing, easy charm of Butte Falls and its quaint mountain setting.

Bring the entire family and join us for friendly fun, as you take a step back in history to enjoy the warm hospitality of this 1910 historic logging town.
by Joyce Hailicka

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