The 53rd annual Enumclaw Christmas Parade will commence on December 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM. When it comes to building a dynamic holiday float the bar is set high. They take their Christmas Parade seriously in Enumclaw. Last year a trucking company went up to Crystal Mountain Resort and packed their trucks with snow to build a wintry float. This is a one-of-a-kind small town parade you won’t want to miss.
If you’re planning ahead, book a room at the GuestHouse Inn it’s within walking distance of the parade lines. The Rodeway Inn is a short five-minute drive from the parade festivities. See Santa, lighted displays, bands and more.
Make a weekend of it. Come early. Check into your hotel and then visit the locally owned and operated shops. Book a relaxing treatment at the Enumclaw Day Spa. Then head to Cole Street at 5:00 PM. Go early so you can get a good table at one of the restaurants along Cole Street to watch the parade go by during dinner. Restaurants like: Kelly’s Mercantile, Jackson’s Pizza, The Historic Mint, and The Rainier Bar and Grill are the place to be to watch the parade while enjoying a delicious meal. The Local is a coffee shop with light snacks and comfy sofas that is also a popular choice. If you choose to watch the parade outside under the lights be sure to dress for the weather so you’re comfortable along the sidelines.
If you’re in the mood for some live music, just before the parade ends if you hurry over two blocks to the Chalet Theater on Wells Street you could take in the BLAINE LARSEN Home For Christmas Concert. Concert tickets are $25 per person. The concert starts at 6:30 PM.