Things to Do December 2022

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of December 2022:

– Senske’s Annual Light Show – December 2022
– Christmas Carol Lane – December 2022
– Holiday Bazaars 2022
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – December 2022
– CBC Jazz Night – December 1, 2022
– Richland’s Winter Wonderland – starts December 2, 2022
– Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – December 2 & 3, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Mastersingers presents Holiday Concert – December 2 & 3, 2022
– VIBE Music and Performing Arts Center presents Winter Showcase – December 2 & 3, 2022
– Tri-City Youth Choir Forte! presents “Don’t Stop Believing” – December 2, 3 & 5, 2022
– The Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. – December 2-4 & 9-11, 2022
– Hometown Holiday Parade – December 3, 2022
– The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope featuring Nelda Swiggett Quintet – December 3, 2022
– 3RFS Holiday Concert with Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – December 3, 2022
– Peppa Pig’s Holiday Adventure – December 4, 2022
– Pasco’s Winterfest – December 5-10, 2022
– Here Comes Santa – December 7 & 8, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre presents Foe & Foil – A Villains Revue – December 9 & 10, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Ballet presents The Nutcracker – December 9-11, 2022
– The Richland Players presents Miracle on 34th Street – December 9-11 & 16-18, 2022
– Benton City Winterfest – December 10, 2022
– Jingle Bell Bash – December 10, 2022
– Presentation – Atomic Washington: Our Nuclear Past, Present, and Future – December 15, 2022
– The Rude Mechanicals presents A Christmas Carol – December 15-17, 2022
– Lampson Cable Bridge Run – December 17, 2022
– Three Rivers Dulcimer Society Performance – December 17, 2022
– Desert Plateau Neighborhood Luminaria – December 17, 2022
– Tri-Cities Steel Band Concert – December 17, 2022
– Story of the Nativity Christmas Celebration – December 18, 2022
– First Night Tri-Cities – December 31, 2022
– Tri-City Vibe
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Senske’s Annual Light Show – December 2022

Senske Services, 400 N Quay in Kennewick
Nightly from 5 p.m. – 11:30 pm.
Cost: free but donations are being collected for 2nd Harvest

Come by any night of the month to donate non perishable food items for 2nd Harvest. Stay to enjoy the show. 500,000 lights dance synced to music playing throughout the event. Or enjoy from the warmth of your car while tuning to radio station 90.3 FM. We have multiple selfie-stations set up to capture photos with friends and family. Letters to Santa can be dropped into an official North Pole .
Info: https://www.senske.com/holiday-lights/annual-light-show/

Christmas Carol Lane – December 2022

Nightly from 6 p.m.

Christmas Carol Lane is a fun neighborhood in Kennewick. Every year since the 1960s, the neighborhood has been transformed with song boards in the yards to decorate for Christmas. Each house has a different Christmas song and decorations to go with it. In the past few years, the neighborhood has had new energy to brighten up the song boards and continue the tradition.

Song boards and decorations go up in Christmas Carol Lane starting right after Thanksgiving. Most yards are decorated by the second week of December. Streets: 23rd Place, 24th Avenue, 25th Avenue, 26th Avenue, Garfield Street and Hartford Street, and Kent Street.
Info: http://christmascarollane.org/

Holiday Bazaars 2022

The staff at Tri-Cities Business News has compiled a list of holiday bazaars around the Tri-Cities that are taking place. For more information, visit: https://www.tricitiesbusinessnews.com/2022/10/bazaars-2022/. Note: To be included on this list, email info@tcjournal.biz with details about your bazaar, including time, date, place and cost.

Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – December 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Single game tickets: $24 – $34

Game schedule:
– December 2 vs Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7:05 p.m.
– December 3 vs Kelowna Rockets at 6:05 p.m.
– December 9 vs Prince George Cougars 7:05 p.m.
– December 10 vs Prince George Cougars at 6:05 p.m.
– December 27 vs Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m.
– December 31 vs Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/

CBC Jazz Night – December 1, 2022

CBC Theatre on the Columbia Basin College Campus
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Jazz at CBC returns with an exciting show featuring the CBC Jazz Ensemble and FreeForm Vocal Jazz performing a wide variety of styles including swing, bop, funk, Latin, and more.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3318760008342233/

Richland’s Winter Wonderland – starts December 2, 2022

This is what we have waited for all year…the return of the Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights at John Dam Plaza and many other events/activities at Howard Amon Park/Richland Community Center. It’s going to be magical! The party begins at 5:00 p.m. with the countdown at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022. The dancing light show runs every night through January 2, 2023, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. You won’t want to be anywhere else!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/richlandparksandrecreation/

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – December 2 & 3, 2022

Free to watch

The lighted boat parade starts each night at 6 p.m. under the Cable Bridge at Clover Island in Kennewick and travels up river on the Kennewick side along Columbia Park. Around 7:30 p.m., the parade turns around at the far end of Howard Amon Park in Richland and travels back down river on the same course.

The parade arrives back at Clover Island and makes an additional loop for everyone on the island before heading back into the Clover Island Marina at around 9 p.m.
Info: http://www.lightedboatparade.com/

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers presents Holiday Concert – December 2 & 3, 2022

Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Times: December 2 at 7 p.m. and December 3 at 3 p.m.
Admissions: $10 suggested donation – children K-12 free

Join us for a concert of holiday music with the Columbia Chorale, and featuring the Mastersingers Youth Choir. Enjoy a collection of holiday songs to warm your winter holidays!
Info & tickets: https://mcmastersingers.org/

VIBE Music and Performing Arts Center presents Winter Showcase – December 2 & 3, 2022

The Living Room Community Church, 1409 S Garfield St. in Kennewick
Shows begin at 7 p.m. both evenings
Admission: $8

We are so excited for our Winter Showcase coming up Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, make sure you get them! Only $8 for a great evening of festive fun, delicious desserts, and great items included in our silent auction.

This is not only a great event where we will showcase our fall class performances and feature talented performers from Vibe, but is also a great way to support Vibe as this is our main fundraising event for the year. We can’t wait to show you the talent and for you to see the fun items that will be a part of the silent auction. Get your tickets today!
Info & tickets: https://www.vibempac.org/shows

Tri-City Youth Choir Forte! presents “Don’t Stop Believing” – December 2, 3 & 5, 2022

Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School
December 2 & 5 at 7 p.m. and December 3 at 2 p.m.
Tckets: $12 – $15

Tri-City Youth Choir presents our annual Christmas show with our show choirs Forte!, Amplify!, and Bravo! Show dates are December 2nd, 3rd and 5th at the Art Fuller Auditorium in Kennewick.

This year’s show is “Don’t Stop Believing”. There’s a certain feeling of enlightenment that can only be conveyed through the power of music. This show will feed your soul with music that evokes a spirit of a higher level.

Let us never stop believing in faith in one another – that things can always get better, in the power of change, the power of miracles, the power of angels, and most of all, the power of Baby Jesus, Christ our Lord.
Info & tickets: https://www.yourtcyc.com/

The Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. – December 2-4 & 9-11, 2022

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Dates and times: December 2, 3, 9, & 10 at 7 p.m. and December 3, 4, 10 ,& 11 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $5 – $16.50

Get your tickets now to watch this delightful and classic holiday story brought to life by our fabulous cast, a perfect show for the whole family!!

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.
Info & tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

Hometown Holiday Parade – December 3, 2022

Downtown Kennewick
Starts at 10 a.m.
Free to attend

Save the Date! Santa is coming to Kennewick for the Hometown Holiday on Saturday, December 3rd in Downtown Kennewick from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Info: https://www.historickennewick.org/hometown-holidays-parade

The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope featuring Nelda Swiggett Quintet – December 3, 2022

Shalom United Church of Christ, 505 McMurray Street in Richland
From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble. But this is not just a concert. The performance engages the power of artistic expression – live music, spoken words, images and poetry – to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change, and inspire them to be part of the solution.

As transportation is the primary contributor to climate changing pollution in WA state, this concert is raising funds to get more Columbia Basin College students on bikes, the most efficient form of transportation. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop, which trains students of all ages to refurbish, repair, maintain and safely ride bicycles. Students earn bicycles and gear by completing their training and refurbishing two bikes under the guidance of Wheelhouse volunteer trainers. Each $150 in ticket sales will pay for the cost of a bike, helmet, lock, pump, and lights. Wheelhouse volunteers will be available at the event to answer questions and display a refurbished bike.
About Nelda Swiggett Quintet: https://neldaswiggett.com/alaska-suite-2/
Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-alaska-suite-a-story-of-beauty-loss-and-hope-tickets-434745584747

3RFS Holiday Concert with Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – December 3, 2022

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission / $15 3RFS members

A holiday-themed concert featuring Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – live and in-person at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Richland. Heidi Muller and Bob Webb cross the musical boundaries between original songs and traditional tunes, blending each other’s influences from the Pacific Northwest to the Appalachian Mountains. Their songs feature Heidi’s crystalline vocals backed by Appalachian dulcimers, guitars, mandolin, and electric cello.
Info & tickets: https://3rfs.net/?page_id=257&civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=18

Peppa Pig’s Holiday Adventure – December 4, 2022

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $25 – $60

Peppa Pig’s Holiday Adventure is coming to Kennewick, WA to the Toyota Center on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Come join Peppa this Holiday season on an exciting camping trip in the winter woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor holiday adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love celebrating the season with this 60-minute live musical experience!
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F005D2284921A7C

Pasco’s Winterfest – December 5-10, 2022

Celebrate Pasco Winterfest 2022! Enjoy a Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt, Drive-Thru Kids Crafts & Goodies, the Heritage Tree Lighting (with Santa), and of course the Winterfest Cinemas.

Free movies at Fairchild Cinema in Pasco!
December 7th  – The Star (rated PG) – 6 pm (until 7 pm)
December 10th – The Polar Express (rated G) – 9 am (until 10 am)
Movies start every 10 minutes for an hour.  Each attendee will get 1 free small soda & popcorn. Tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis at the door. Fairchild Cinemas is located at 5020 Convention Dr. in Pasco.

Winterfest Celebration & Tree Lighting
December 10th, 3 – 5:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park in Pasco (1125 N. 4th Ave.)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pascoparks

Here Comes Santa – December 7 & 8, 2022

Kennewick Irrigation District, 2015 S. Ely St. in Kennewick
From 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m. both days
Free to attend

Kennewick Irrigation District is excited to host old St. Nicholas himself once again! Santa will be back in person, so bring your cameras. There will also be all new gifts for those who’ve attended in the past, a Toys for Tots Toy Drive (bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate) and our canal safety mascot, Otto the Otter will be there as well!

Several of our local Starbucks in town have graciously donated a variety of coffee cups, bottles and mugs to our Santa event. To get one we simply ask that you donate a new unwrapped toy (minimum $10 per their guidelines) to our Marine Toys for Tots Toys Drive during the event and in turn you’ll receive one of these amazing Starbucks cups!
Info: https://www.kid.org/2022/11/here-comes-santa-claus-2/

Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre presents Foe & Foil – A Villains Revue – December 9 & 10, 2022

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Blvd. in Richland
December 9 & 10 at 8 p.m. and December 10 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: prices are not shown on their info page

Need a little break from the holiday hubbub? Come enjoy a night with the villains! Who knew bad could be so good… A concert featuring some of your favorite bad guys and girls from movies and musicals alike!

Foe and Foil will dazzle and delight with both familiar and foreign stagings of the most sinister of scoundrels. Come ready for a wickedly good time! This revue is conceived and directed by Alli Syverson (née Talmage), with music direction by Karen Walley and Ben Chambers.

While our first act will be suitable for any audience comfortable with mild course language and villainy, our second act is recommended for viewers aged thirteen and up.
Info & tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcmt

Mid-Columbia Ballet presents The Nutcracker – December 9-11, 2022

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35 (discounts for seniors/children/students)

Mid-Columbia Ballet’s annual holiday celebration is back for their 74th annual production of The Nutcracker!
Come watch this family friendly Tri-Cities holiday show! There will be 5 live stage performances open to the public.
Info & tickets: https://www.midcolumbiaballet.org/

The Richland Players presents Miracle on 34th Street – December 9-11 & 16-18, 2022

Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Show times: December 9, 11, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 11 & 18 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $20.00, Student (18 and over): $17.00, Military: $17.00, Seniors (over 62): $17.00, Children (17 and under): $10.00

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture “Miracle on 34th Street”.

In collaboration with the Richland Players, Theatre Not A Dying Art presents this beloved holiday classic as a live 1947-inspired radio show. Theatre Not a Dying Art will be presenting the live radio play.
Info & tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ricpl&pr=1

Benton City Winterfest – December 10, 2022

Free to attend

Join us for Benton City’s 19th Annual Winterfest Celebration, Saturday, December 10, 2022!

Begin the day showing your Christmas Spirit at the Benton City Community Center, where the Santa Run 5k and the Reindeer Trot begins, at 9am!
More Information & Race Registration can be found here: https://runsantarun5k.wixsite.com/milkandcookies5k

Then, at 10 a.m. join us for some holiday shopping at the Winterfest Bazaar until 3 p.m. – located at the Ki-Be High School (1205 Horne Drive). 50+ unique vendors; Raffle Fundraiser with items donated by our fabulous vendors; Pictures with Santa; Family Fun Festivities including Games, Food and Entertainment.

Then, After Dark: Enjoy our Annual Lighted Parade, beginning at 5 p.m. at Ki-Be Middle School (Grace Ave) and ending at the corner of Babs Ave and 9th Street (Before the flag pole).
Info: https://www.bentoncitychamber.org/winterfest

Jingle Bell Bash – December 10, 2022

Roscoe’s Coffee, 2003 Logston Blvd. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free admission

Come kick off the holiday season with: Shopping from up to 40 local vendors, Santa Claus, photo booth, outdoor games, Caio Wagon food truck, music, and coffee roasting tours!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/841992430576282/

Presentation – Atomic Washington: Our Nuclear Past, Present, and Future – December 15, 2022

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Drawing from history, science, and popular culture, author Steve Olson reveals the many influences of nuclear materials on Washington State, and the many ways in which our state has been a pioneer in the atomic age.

At the center of every nuclear weapon in the United States is a small pit of radioactive material manufactured at a top-secret facility in Eastern Washington, a facility which today remains the most radiologically contaminated site in the Western hemisphere.
But Washington State’s role in the nuclear era ranges far beyond the construction, operation, and ongoing cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation. Today, Washington has two operating nuclear reactors, one of which provides us with ten percent of our electricity. Radioactive substances are used in our state to cure diseases, build airplanes, detect pollutants, and power smoke detectors. Further, Naval Base Kitsap has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons deployed anywhere in the country.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1870854903259194/

The Rude Mechanicals presents A Christmas Carol – December 15-17, 2022

The Space in Richland, 1384 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Dates and times: December 15 & 16 at 7 p.m. and December 17 at 2 p.m.
Admission by donation

The Rude Mechanicals we’ll be presenting A Christmas Carol – the classic tale of humbug and holiday spirit. All performances will be held at The Space in Richland (1384 Jadwin Ave) and entry is by donation. Barracuda Coffee will be on hand with a festive beverage available for purchase and we will have a craft available for a takeaway keepsake. Don’t wait for 3 ghosts to tell you, save the date!
Info: https://www.rmtheatre.org/

Lampson Cable Bridge Run – December 17, 2022

Registration fee: $12 – $28

This year marks the 44th annual running of the Lampson Cable Bridge Run! Finisher Medals will again be given out to the first 2000 participants who finish the run. To receive your medal please ensure that your race bib is visible as you cross the finish line. So tell your friends and come out and enjoy this fun and exciting holiday tradition! Runners, no matter the distance they choose (1Mile, 5K, or 10K) will start their race crossing over the Columbia River from Kennewick to Pasco, WA on the scenic Cable Bridge. The 1 mile runners will end shortly after crossing the bridge and be shuttled to the 5K/10K finish area. The 5K & 10K finish line is located at the Lampson warehouse. At the finish line you will receive your medal and refreshments before proceeding to catch the shuttle bus back to the fairground’s parking lot. (Note: We hope to return to our normal finish line festivities this year)

There is a discounted, non-timed 1 mile fun run category for those that want to experience the fun and excitement of this yearly event, and still receive the finisher medal. Also there is a child 4 and under category that is free of charge. Participants in this category will receive a bib but will not be timed nor receive a finisher medal, instead they will receive a child’s finisher ribbon.
Info & registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/60214/lampson-cable-bridge-run-2022-10k5k1-mile

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society Performance – December 17, 2022

Hanford Reach Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society (based in the Tri-Cities, Washington) first got together in March 2003. We are excited to invite you to enjoy a free holiday music performance at the REACH!
Info: https://visitthereach.us/event/three-rivers-dulcimer-society-jam-session/

Desert Plateau Neighborhood Luminaria – December 17, 2022

From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Desert Plateau Neighborhood is once again holding their yearly tradition that has been held since 1985. Please come celebrate the miles of holiday lights and festivities – take a Drive-thru tour of the lights in the Desert Plateau neighborhood in West Pasco Neighborhoods from Burden Blvd. to Argent; from Road 36 to Yuma.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/dpnlp

Tri-Cities Steel Band Concert – December 17, 2022

Bethel Church, 600 Shockley RD. in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9 (note: Please have your ticket or receipt ready to show at entry with your party)

If you have come to our Christmas Concert in the past, welcome back and thank you for joining us again! If you are new to this event we hope you will love it! Bram Bratá, Ok2Botay,’Bahuru and ‘Baduku will play lively holiday tunes to get you into the holiday spirit.

​Our bake sale (cash preferred/card accepted) will have some excellent holiday treats to satisfy everyone in your group. Last minute shopping? We have you covered! Don’t forget to look over the wide selection of auction baskets! They are fabulous!
Info & tickets: https://www.tcsba.org/about-2

Story of the Nativity Christmas Celebration – December 18, 2022

Prayer Watch Christian Center, 602 S. Washington Street in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Prayer Watch Annual Story of the Nativity will be Re-enacted and Narrated in Three Languages (English, Spanish and Marshallese), and it comes straight from the Scriptures from Matthew & Luke. You will not want to miss it, it is an amazing production!!!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/428959346110049

First Night Tri-Cities – December 31, 2022

Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $9 per person for youth ages 5-12; $7 per person for ages 13 and up. Children age 4 and under are free.

First Night Tri-Cities is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the New Year held each year on December 31 at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick.

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to once again offer carousel rides, magic shows, inflatables, face painting and of course a dazzling fireworks show. Our event is interactive and there is something for all ages. Go through a giant inflatable obstacle course. Join the hypnosis show. Enter your little one in the baby crawling race. Take a ride on the carousel. We’re confident you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy at an affordable entry price.

COVID information: Face coverings are required indoors for all attendees ages 5 and over except when actively eating or drinking.
Info & tickets: https://gesacarouselofdreams.ticketspice.com/first-night-tri-cities-2023 and https://www.firstnighttricities.com/

Tri-City VIBE!
For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website
For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Guide to Tri-Cities Washington website: https://tri-citiesguide.org. This guide has been described as “An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations.”

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