Santa Arrives, Tree Lighting, Holiday Lane & Gnome Festival 2022

December brings holiday cheer and good tidings to Concrete with many Concrete WA holiday events. Our storefronts and homes are decorated as part of our annual Holiday Lane Event, Santa comes to town AND we’re bringing back our wonderfully fun Gnome Festival. Join us this holiday season in our charming little town that’s full of seasons greetings and fun. Remember: you don’t need to BE a kid or BRING a kid — just bring your childlike love of the season!

Holiday Events in Concrete, WA:

Town Tree Lighting & Claus Christmas Party

We will kick off the holiday season with the annual Town Tree Lighting at the east end of Main Street, followed by the Claus Christmas Party inside the Concrete Theatre.

The fun starts Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 pm with music and merriment around the town tree.  Main Street will be closed to through traffic between the theatre and the tree, so please park nearby (in Bear Square?!), and walk to the tree (carefully!). After the tree is lit up, we’ll go inside the Concrete Theatre for a party with the Claus family that includes free treats, activities, music, and photos with Santa, Mrs.Claus and elves.

Holiday Lane:

Holiday Lane is a month-long event starting Dec 1, sponsored by the Concrete Chamber in partnership with the Town of Concrete, local businesses, non-profits, and volunteers. The event is as much fun for the people that decorate their homes and businesses as it is for those that drive around taking in the holiday lights. Want to join in the fun? Light up your home, business, church, or nonprofit. We have a decorating contest each year – you could win! It’s also a fantastic time for visitors to come to town and see all the beauty.

The 2022 Gnome Festival:

It’s our 2nd annual “Find the Gnomes” Challenge in Concrete! Play the game to win prizes including a “Staycation,” gift certificates, gnome ornaments & more! 17 gnomes will pop up during the month in windows of stores and nonprofits. The game is conducted online via a free app from Eventzee. Earn points by taking photos, selfies, or videos with the gnomes and answering questions related to them. There will be opportunities to be creative, too: write poetry, sing a song, or showcase your own gnomes.

Gnome Workshops

There’s nothing better than creating a gnome of your very own, and this month you have 2 workshops to choose from to help you do just that!

Northwest Garden Bling hosted a workshop on Saturday, Dec 10 at noon. Space is limited. Walk-ins will be taken if room available. Cost is $25.00, each student will leave with a completed gnome.  All supplies included with the fee. Address: 44574 SR 20, Concrete. Phone (360)708-3279 to reserve your place.

Becky Lutrell, with assistants Melissa Hockett & Stephanie Morgareidge are offering a workshop Sunday, Dec 18 f12-3pm at Act One Ice Cream Parlor, 45924 Main Street. Cost is $10 per person, please bring some of your own materials: socks (old or new), felt, fur, buttons, ribbons, yarn, etc. Some supplies provided. Workshop is underwritten by the Concrete Chamber. Space is limited. To register or more details, email to

FREE MOVIE: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Cancelled due to weather & road conditions. Everyone is invited to a free holiday movie on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Concrete Theatre & Act One Ice Cream Parlor, 45920 Main Street. The Muppet Christmas Carol, rated G, retells the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future. The movie is one hour and 25 minutes long. Popcorn and other treats are available for purchase. We’ve canceled the Wednesday night movie that we were all looking forward to. So sorry to disappoint anyone, but it’s better to stay safe.