Winter in Walla Walla is unlike anything you’ve seen. The whole town transforms into a gorgeous winter wonderland, snow begins to coat the ground, and festive events are held in honor of the season. One of our favorite events is the Walla Walla Parade of Lights! This annual event is held every year in early December and marks the beginning of the holiday season for locals. Join in the Christmas tradition!
While you’re in town for the Walla Walla Parade of Lights, join in some more holiday fun! Access our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of annual events as well as great local shops, restaurants, and attractions to see. Plan your trip to Walla Walla in no time with our Vacation Guide!
Everything You Need to Know before Attending the Annual Walla Walla Parade of Lights
When and Where
A highly anticipated annual tradition, the Walla Walla Parade of Lights is held on the first Saturday of December every year. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and takes place in downtown Walla Walla.
What to See
The Walla Walla Parade of Lights includes floats created by schools, local businesses, churches, and clubs. There will be over 75 floats total to admire! If you’ve never explored downtown Walla Walla, don’t worry. You’ll easily be able to locate the route by means of signs hung by the parade’s volunteers. This annual festival is always one of the best Walla Walla events!
Other Walla Walla Holiday Events
While you’re in town, take advantage of the other holiday festivities in town. The Walla Walla calendar of events contains numerous other events during this jolly time of the year! Cameo Heights Mansion offers a Holiday Open House the first Monday of December. You’ll be able to see a spectacular light display like no other. Check out the rest of the candlelight displays, take a tour of the house, and enjoy refreshments at this one-of-a-kind event!
Many of the downtown Walla Walla wineries participate in the popular Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting, which features live music, snacks, art, and of course, wine tasting! The Walla Walla Symphony also holds performances of the Nutcracker every year for those who love this timeless classic tale.
Celebrate the Holiday Season at Cameo Heights Mansion
After you’ve enjoyed the sights of the Walla Walla Parade of Lights, return to the beautiful serenity of Cameo Heights Mansion. Our beautiful rooms will whisk you away to a gorgeous Italian villa, the stunning French countryside, or an opulent Spanish suite. All of our rooms come with world-class amenities, including air-jetted, two-person tubs in every room and suite, homemade soaps, and real gas fireplaces.
Reserve a table at The Vine for an unforgettable meal! Our amazing, on-site restaurant specializes in a meticulously curated seven-course, prix-fixe menu. You may also include a Chef-selected wine pairing with your meal or even have your meal in the privacy of your suite.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.