The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to present Winterfest, a holiday gift shopping extravaganza promoted by organizers as “the biggest craft, business and health fair in the Sky Valley.”
Winterfest 2017 takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, December 2, in the Sultan High School Commons and gym. The event showcases local artists and entrepreneurs, with over 90 different vendor booths to browse. Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day, including performances by Morning Star Church, Gold Bar Elementary, Sultan High School, Sultan Middle School, the Sky Valley Education Center Fiddlers and the YMCA dance program.
“Live entertainment from kindergarten singers to community brass bands will have you dancing in the aisles as they perform all your favorite holiday music,” wrote the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce in a press release.
Photos with Santa Claus will be available on a bring-your-own-camera basis, a free bouncy house will be set up in the gym and hot lunch will be available for purchase in Santa’s Café. This year’s Santa Café will be operated by Gold Dust Royalty, with the proceeds going to support pageant activities.
In addition to tangible gifts like handmade jewelry, locally crafted art and other items, Winterfest gives shoppers the opportunity to consider charitable gifts to local nonprofits.
“If you are someone who has reached the ‘I don’t need a single thing’ phase, or you have loved ones who are at that stage, then I would suggest that you take a walk around the Winterfest,” said event organizers on the Winterfest Facebook page. “Making a donation to a local charity in someone’s name is a thoughtful gift that truly makes a difference (and is tax deductible!).”
A variety of nonprofits will be present, including the Sultan Education Foundation and the Volunteers of America Sky Valley Services Center, which will provide guests the chance to “adopt” a child in need through the Dave Wood Giving Tree program. Other organizations include the Sultan Boys & Girls Club, the Sky Valley Youth Coalition, Gold Dust Royalty, the Sky Valley Senior Center, the VOA food bank, the Sultan School District Parents Safe and Sober Grad night and others.
Once the shopping day is over, guests are invited to head over to the Main Street Gazebo in River Park for the Sultan Tree Lighting celebration. For more about the holiday tree lighting event, click here.
Sultan High School is located at 13715 310th Ave. S.E. in Sultan. For more information about Winterfest, please visit the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce webpage at: http://www.skyvalleychamber.com/.