Winterfest approaches

The annual Winterfest will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kiona Benton High School, 1105 Grace St.

Toy train exhibit open

The Toy Train Christmas celebration, including a caboose ride with Santa, is taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next two weekends at the Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave.

Musical pair to perform

Music lovers will enjoy an evening listening to Christmas music with Tingstad and Rumbel from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 16 at Brewminatti, 713 Sixth St., from 6-7 p.m.

Dance show scheduled

The Trinity Dance Prosser troupe will be present “The Christmas Spirit – A Festive Celebration in Dance” in three showings at the Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave.

See ‘Charlie Brown’ now

It’s the final weekend for Valley Theatre Company’s production of two one-act Christmas plays.

Zillah plans old-fashioned holiday

Tree lighting Sunday at 4:15 p.m.

A long-standing event in the community takes place this Sunday in historic Krieger Park on First Street.

Central offers holiday music

The Central Washington University Music Department has slated a number of holiday concerts.

Lighted Boat Parade planned

The annual Columbia River Lighted Boat Parade will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday along the river shoreline between Kennewick and Richland.

Painting and crafts offered

Seeking crafty ideas for the holidays, try painting a snowman from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Squeeze Inn, 611 First Ave.

Piano music is featured

Local pianist Sam Fickel will be playing holiday music during the open house at the Airfield Estates Winery from 2-5 p.m. Satruday in at the 560 Merlot Drive tasting room.

Children shows set to open

The Academy of Children’s Theatre will present a production of two holiday classics at the company’s Black Box Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way.

Yakima plans Sunday parade

Free horse carriage rides that begin and end at the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza will be part of the holiday activities leading up to the Yakima Lighted Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tease photo

The winter air fills with song

The band rooms throughout the lower valley are echoing with the sounds of music, students learning songs of the holidays.

Art exhibit continues

Celebrating its 62nd year at the Larson Gallery, the Central Washington Artists Exhibitions features the showing of 78 works by 69 artists, representing the 10 counties.

Red Curtain on CWU stage

A perennial favorite, The Red Curtain Broadway Revue, brings an evening of entertainment to Ellensburg to rev up the holiday season. The revue will be per-formed at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 with a 2 p.m. matinee.