Hosted and organized by the City of Camas, Hometown Holidays happens on First Friday, December 4th, 2015. For more details, click here!
Photos with Santa, crafts, lighting the Christmas tree, hay rides, Camas Schools entertainment, food & refreshments – it’s all back this year for this popular community event.
Activities include welcoming entertainment at 6:00PM in front of Liberty Theatre, by Camas High School’s Brass Ensemble and the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mayor Scott Higgins at 6:30PM. Photos with Santa start early this year, at 6:00PM. From 6:45PM to 9:00PM, Downtown Camas will be bustling with over 15 school and community choirs, bands and dancers, photos with Santa, tractor hay rides, crafts for the kids, street food vendors, and downtown restaurants and shops open for business.
The event continues to be free, thanks to the financial support of Columbia Credit Union, Your Party & Event Center, Windermere Real Estate, Unitus Community Credit Union, and in-kind donors and volunteers. All of the event activities are free. Of course, you’ll pay to eat at the various restaurants and food vendors that night and to shop for your holiday gifts in Camas’ well-known historic downtown. The tree-lighting happens at 6:30pm sharp; you don’t want to be late.
“Each year just gets better and better.” says Krista Bashaw, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Camas, who has coordinated the event for over 10 years. “This is one of Mayor Higgins’ favorite events and he made sure to add one special surprise to the opening of the festivities. Make sure to be at the lighting-of-the-tree at 6:30PM to be part of that ooh-aah moment.”
“An important change to note,” adds Bashaw, “is that Santa will be ready for photos beginning at 6:00PM this year and will end early at 8:30PM.” Santa’s Photos will be located on Birch Street near N.E. 4th Avenue.
Join us all for this memorable and festive small town event in the heart of Downtown Camas!
The Soap Chest which makes natural soaps, lotions, and other skin care items has opened their new retail and production space at 521 NE Everett, kitty corner from the Camas Library. Amazing products and gift items! Stop in and meet owner Gail Horn and see why her line has become so popular locally. Welcome Gail and The Soap Chest!
For pictures of the Ribbon Cutting and Opening Celebration, click here!
On Thursday, December 3rd, join us for a festive and merry downtown event! Holiday shopping, tastings, caroling, libations, and a ride on a double decker bus with a tour of the historic 1923 Mill Manager’s House on Garfield! A fundraiser for Downtown Camas efforts. Sure to be a lovely evening all the way around! For more information and to buy tickets, click here!
Little Box Friday is held in Downtown Camas the day after Thanksgiving in celebration of the joy of shopping locally (no “big boxes” here!). Participating downtown merchants will each have a “little box” of coupons, specials, gifts, and other surprises for you to draw from.
Plus enter to win a holiday basket and earn extra tickets for every $10 spent! Bring receipts from any downtown merchants on this day totaling at least $75 to the Liberty Theatre and receive 2 free movie tickets! Participating merchants include: 4Ever growing Kids, Arktana, Caffe Piccolo , Cake Happy , Camas Antiques, Lil Dudes and Divas, Lizzabeth A, Navidi’s, The Soap Chest, and The Wild Hair.
The Golden Ticket Event will start on November 27th and run through December 18th. For every $25 you spend in a participating merchant, receive a “Golden Ticket” that enters you to win a $50 gift certificate from that merchant! Plus your tickets will be entered into the Grand “Golden Ticket” drawing for a $150 Downtown Camas Shopping Spree, compliments of Carla Edwards, Real Estate Broker!!
Golden Ticket participating merchants include: 4Ever growing Kids, Arktana, Caffe Piccolo (earn a ticket with every $10 spent), Cake Happy (earn a ticket with every $10 spent), Camas Antiques, Camas Bike and Sport, Flow Hot Yoga, Lil Dudes and Divas, Lizzabeth A, Navidi’s, and The Soap Chest.
A great extra bonus for doing your holiday shopping in Downtown!
Pie tastings, pie walks, autumn crafts, delicious fall food, shopping, art, gratitude wreaths, s’mores, and more made for a spectacular fall evening in Downtown Camas! For pictures of the evening, click here!
What a trick or treat festive frenzy it was in Downtown Camas! Thanks to all that came! Click here for all the pictures!
The Pumpkin Pageant created an artful walk through Downtown Camas, the Super Hero Costume Contest was a hoot, the fall crafts were good old fashioned fun, and everyone had a good time!
Click here for pictures of the costume contest! More pictures of the event to come. Thank you everyone that came out and made this such a great community event!
Winners for the night:
“Haunted Bakery” at Cake Happy won People’s Choice Award
“Peanuts Gang” at The Wild Hair were Runners Up
Super Hero Costume Contest:
Kari Ram “Bat Girl” for Most Authentic
Susan Lehr “Garden Girl” for Most Unique
Aiden Yuen “Captain America” for Best Costume
Miles O’Keefe “Captain Awesome” for Best Homemade Costume
Thanks again everyone!
Miss Nola’s Cafe is open in Downtown Camas and here’s a sample of their menu! Delicious Southern cookin’! 401 NE 4th.
The 6th Annual Camas Girls’ Night Out filled our town with pink & teal, laughter, joy, shopping, activities, hysterical demos, beauty, and more! All for women’s health. For all the pictures of the night, click here! Photo Booth Photos here. SO MUCH FUN!
Thank you to Flutes & Rocks Lounge, PeaceHealth, Riverview Community Bank, Columbia Litho Printing & Imaging, and the Columbian, as well as Journey Church, our volunteers and downtown merchants for making this event possible!
Thanks ladies and see you next year!