Upcoming events to bring cheer to the valley


Photo courtesy of Charity Egland

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley has tons of events to keep you busy during the holidays. Here are some things to do during the month of December:
Explore Locomotive Park
Volunteers put up Christmas lights at Locomotive Park every year for the city to enjoy. Grab a friend and head on down to look at all the lit up trees, holiday characters and the iconic train. Locomotive Park is for people of all ages and has something for everyone. Kids can ring the train’s bell, explore the train or light up a tree by dancing on tiles. Locomotive Park also has many photo opportunities with all of its decorated trees and light arches.
Visit the Fairgrounds
The Lewiston Fairgrounds holds multiple events throughout the year, such as the Christmas Extravaganza. Christina’s Christmas Extravaganza is the perfect place to shop since it has multiple vendors who sell food and Christmas items. Activities at the event include a jumping castle, kids corner, indoor snowball fight, performances and a chance to meet the Grinch or Santa.
Watch a play
If shopping isn’t your thing, come on down to the old high school for the Lewiston Civic Theatre’s production of Elf the Musical. The show opened Dec. 1 and performances continue on Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Matinee shows will be Dec. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for students, $20 for adults, $17 for senior citizens or veterans and $12 for children. Civic Theatre shows are always fun to see with friends and family.
Go ice skating
Another fun winter activity in the valley is skating in the LC Ice Arena. This is a popular hangout spot for teenagers during the winter season. For $15, you can skate with friends for a few hours during open skate times. Open skate typically starts around 8 p.m. For further skate times and hockey game schedules, check the LC Ice Arena’s website at lcicearena.com.