Downtown for the Holidays Kicks off with LoveOly Winter Fest! A Street Festival in Historic Downtown!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 28, 2021 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) for LoveOly Winter Fest 2021, noon to 6 p.m. at 5th & Washington.

Enjoy live music and performances, activities for kids and families provided by the Hands On Childrens Museum, festive seasonal lighting and a Winter Refreshment Station featuring locally produced craft beer, cider and other holiday libations. Don’t miss horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday storytelling and a unique shopping experience of specialty goods and hand-crafted gifts made by local artists and makers


12:00pm - 12:15pm 15 min Welcome!
12:15pm - 12:30pm 15 min Apple Tree Productions
12:45pm - 1:45pm 1 hour River Ridge High School Orchestra
1:55pm - 2:15pm 20 min SPSCC Choir
2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 min Olympia Sweet Adelines
2:50pm - 3:20pm 30 min Timberline High School Choir
3:30pm - 4:30pm 1 hour Tumwater High School Choir
5:00 p.m. Holiday Lighting Celebration
5:15pm - 6:00pm 45 min Vendredi's Bag & Holiday Swing Dancing!

Downtown for the Holidays is a month of holiday fun for friends and family to enjoy. Throughout December, come on 'Downtown for the Holidays' to enjoy:

  • Holiday lighting, unique art installations and decorations throughout Downtown, including over a mile of garland decorating storefronts! 
  • Twinklefest – Take a self-guided tour through decorated downtown storefronts! Visit for more information. 
  • Experts call for SNOW outside The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. 
  • Free small servings of hot cocoa at Batdorf & Bronson on Capitol Way for kids during LoveOly Winterfest on Sunday, November 28 from noon to 6 pm.
    Free hot cocoa at Batdorf & Bronson on Capitol Way November 27 – December 19, Saturday & Sunday only from 1 – 3 p.m.when presenting the LoveOly Passport.
  • We're setting out Nutcracker-Themed Selfie Scenes for Holiday Cards with your Family & Friends, including Land of Sweets at the Washington Center, a Gingerbread House at 5th and Capitol and Winter Wonderland at Legion and Capitol. 
  • Enjoy 12 days of Complimentary Parking Downtown from December 12 – 24, courtesy of the City of Olympia.
  • Back by popular demand: LoveOly Holiday Edition, Shop & Dine Promotion, November 26 - December 24! Download the passport here or get one when you visit any participating shop or restaurant and start shopping and dining! Every time you make a $10 or more purchase, you'll receive a sticker on your passport. Get five stickers and turn in your passport for your choice of a branded Love Oly gift, your choice of scarf, deck of playing cards, or a journal!

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