Friday, Dec. 2 5:30 p.m. -- Tree lighting ceremony at Zelasko Park. Caroling by Harbor City Church Choir and AHS Goldenaires. F Street between Wishkah and Heron streets will be blocked off for the brief ceremony. Santa will appear by vintage firetruck. There will be hot cocoa and cookies available. Most downtown businesses will offer drawings for customers. Participating businesses will display Winterfest placards. Some Aberdeen restaurants, including Breakwater, Billy's, Amore, Ocean Palace, Pizza Hut, Duffy's, Rediviva, and Cortese's will offer discounts or specials to customers wearing Winterfest bracelets.
Saturday, Dec. 3 9 a.m. -- Santa will appear at the D and R on Heron and I streets. Breakfast sponsored by the Windermere Foundation and prepared by the Aberdeen Lions Club will be on offer. Children through sixth grade can eat free. Photos with Santa will cost $10 with money going to a Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary charity project. Santa will be available for photos from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Also at the D and R, Home Depot will provide a craft workshop, and children can write and mail letters to Santa.
Online An ugly sweater contest will be held online. Contestants can post photos to the Winterfest Facebook page. Judging will take place online.