Photo provided by The Chronicle

Photo provided by The Chronicle

Happy Holidays from Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce!

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Welcome to Centralia for the Holidays!

Glimmering lights, swooping garlands, and festive storefronts — Downtown Centralia is bursting with holiday spirit!

Enjoy the timeless charm of our historic buildings and explore shops filled with unique gifts for everyone’s wish list. You’ll find contemporary and vintage styles; handcrafted (by others or you!) treasures; tools for the garage as well as the kitchen; art for your body and your walls; plus toys, games, and books for every age.

Planning a party? Downtown eateries and event spaces offer everything from cookie platters to ballrooms for gatherings of family, friends, and business colleagues. In need of a little pampering to alleviate holiday stress? Downtown Centralia can help you there as well!

Join us in Historic Downtown Centralia this holiday season—a place where wishes are fulfilled and tradition (although occasionally twisted) is a part of our charm!

Chehalis Welcomes You for the Holidays!

Whimsical light displays, charming shops, and jolly traditions all add to the cheer and holiday spirit found in Chehalis during the Christmas season. In our busy lives and full schedules, this is a time of year to celebrate the best of community and our small-town lifestyle. Forgo the lines, traffic, and unending parking lots. Instead, opt for thoughtful browsing at your local bookstore or boutique. Take time to reconnect with friends over a relaxed meal (without the wait times!). Remember that shopping for a special gift can be a rewarding and meaningful experience.  Chehalis offers rich traditions and a calendar full of ways to keep the charm of a small-town holiday alive and well.

Whether you’re gift-hunting or just browsing, holiday markets are a delightful way to get in the holiday spirit. Numerous open houses offer the chance to snack on small bites, shop store-wide specials, and enjoy unique activities. Let’s also keep in mind our local museum gift shops where you can score the perfect present for your history buff, veteran or railfan. And what would the holidays be without the traditional tastes of the season? Our local coffee shops, restaurants, and delis will be serving up holiday specials you wait all year to enjoy.

Take the family to our production of the Nutcracker, go on a holiday train ride, or enjoy the sights of our classic Santa Parade. There is no shortage of opportunities to make lasting memories and embrace the excitement of the season here in Chehalis.

Photo provided by The Chronicle

Photo provided by The Chronicle

East Lewis County Welcomes You for the Holidays!

East County is the gateway to winter fun, snow, and sparkling lights. Enjoy the holidays in the mountains with family events, shopping, skiing, and other outdoor activities in Morton, Packwood, and Stevens Pass.

Holiday Events

Please join us in thanking all of our sponsors and members who help make our towns such fabulous places to live, work, and shop! 


A limited supply of Black Friday Bags containing coupons from local businesses and other goodies are handed out Wednesday, November 23, starting at 5 pm in the parking lot at Lewis County Mall.   Enter Kreske or National (151 NE Hempe).  The Chamber will be on-hand until the bags run out, so come early!


Turn in your receipts of $10 or more after shopping at one of our small local businesses in Centralia or Chehalis and enter to win fabulous prizes.  Winners are drawn on December 17 at 3 pm.  

There are three ways to Xchange your receipts for a raffle ticket:

  1. Receipts can be exchanged for raffle tickets at The Chamber office located at I-5 Exit 79, 500 NW Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis.  Open 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.   
  2. Saturdays starting November 26 receipts can also be turned over to our living Elf on a Shelf at a local store
  3. Take a photo of your receipt and email to [email protected] – include your name and phone number in the email and remember to attach the receipt.

Remember to put your Name & Phone number on the receipt! 

Receipts must be from a small business in Chehalis or Centralia.


Come have fun with our living Elf on a Shelf at participating shops!  Each week is a different location.  “Like” our Facebook Page to stay posted about appearances!

Saturday, November 26
11 am – 1 pm
Chehalis Outfitters
1757 N. National Avenue

Saturday, December 3
2 – 4 pm
Downtown Chehalis after Santa’s Parade!

  • Brunswig’s, 525 N. Market Blvd. (2 pm)
  • Bartel’s, Clothing & Shoes, 486 N. Market Blvd. (2:30 pm)
  • Totally Pawsome, 463 N. Market Blvd. (3:00 pm)
  • Book ‘N Brush, 518 N. Market Blvd.(3:30 pm)

Saturday, December 10
11 am – 1 pm
Downtown Centralia, before the Tractor Parade!

  • Dawn’s Delectables, 204 N. Tower (11 am)
  • The Rectangle Gallery (11:30 am)
  • Three Dog Night, 402 N. Tower Ave., 209 N. Tower (Noon)
  • Hubbub, 505 N. Tower Ave. (12:30 pm)

Saturday, December 17
11 am – 1 pm
1121 Harrison, Centralia

2 – 2:30 pm
Book ‘n Brush, 518 N. Market Blvd. (2 pm)

Annual Santa Parade!

“The Night Before Christmas”

Sponsored by

Saturday, December 3
11 am, downtown Chehalis

Join us for the parade and stay to shop, eat, and meet our living “Elf on a Shelf!” and enjoy the tree lighting ceremony at Lewis County Historical Museum!

Chehalis Santa Parade Illustration by Thomas Sutley