The last few days before Christmas can be stressful: family in town, cooking, shopping, and the list goes on. What you really need to do is have some fun! That, and you probably need to kick the family out of the house! Here are some great events happening this weekend. Cheers, and merry Christmas!

Live Reindeer at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams- Meet Santa's reindeer at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams! Bring your camera and you take your picture around the reindeer pen and even pet the animals! While your here, take a ride on the carousel. which includes a carved reindeer you can ride! There is no cost to see the reindeer. Regular token pricing applies to ride the carousel.

Lunch Cruise with Santa-  This holiday season, make sure to bring the kids aboard the Chrysalis for a lunch cruise with Water 2 Wine Cruises and to meet Santa! on December 23rd Santa will be visiting us and he said he wants all the kids to stop by and say hello!

Christmas Eve Eve Bird Walk- Beginner and experienced birders are welcome this Saturday (Christmas Eve Eve) morning for a bird walk in Amon Creek Natural Preserve. Walk the trails with experts from the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society and learn to identify as many birds as we can by sight and sound. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars if you have them, and we'll see you there! We will meet at the south entrance. Questions? Email

Christmas Spectacular at Barnard Griffin-  It will be an incredible evening of wine, music and food at the second annual Christmas Spectacular; a holiday concert provided by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers during a 12 course meal with wine pairings. Delight in the sounds of the season and feast on a menu specially designed for this festive evening. Tickets are $165 or $300 for couples. Wine Club members may purchase in increments of 2 for $250. All prices are inclusive of entertainment, food, wine and gratuity.

Cookies for Santa Cookie Open House- Join Tsp Bakeshop for a Christmas Eve from 10a - 2pm for our Cookies for Santa Open House. Tickets are $15 per family and includes 4 plain sugar cookies to be decorated as a family, carrots for the reindeer, and chocolate milk for Jolly St. Nick. Enjoy a new family tradition and let them take on the baking and cleaning. Tickets are purchased in the shop.

Santa Paws Photo's & Food Drive- Take your fur babies and take a picture with Santa at PetSmart in Kennewick and bring food so we're stocked up for winter. Grain free is always best but we're appreciative of all food donations.

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