Yakima Holiday Festivities

Yakima Holiday Light Parade

The annual Holiday Lighted Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4th, is just one of many family fun festivities that will be taking place in Downtown Yakima in December. The parade route along Yakima Avenue begins at 6th Avenue and concludes at 3rd Street in front of the Capitol Theatre. A tree-lighting ceremony of the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza will take place after the parade.

 Click Holiday Events in Yakima – Downtown Association of Yakima (downtownyakima.com) for more about festivities in Downtown Yakima during the holiday season. 

In other holiday festivities around town, Yakima Transit will again provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2022 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th.  Yakima Transit shuttles will run from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm on both nights. The Luminaria Walk event on those days will run from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Shuttle buses will run continuously from the Kiwanis Park Playfields, 1501 E. Maple St. Parking for Luminaria will NO LONGER be at the U-Haul lot located across the street from the Arboretum.

The Arboretum entrance will be closed starting at 5 pm both nights. Only Yakima Transit shuttles and vehicles with official Handicap Parking Placards will be allowed through. Parking in designated areas only.

Click Home – Yakima Arboretum (ahtrees.org) for more about Luminaria and the Yakima Area Arboretum.

A relatively new Yakima holiday tradition continues this year with the drive-thru Holiday Light Fest at State Fair Park available through Dec. 18th. Click Holiday Light Fest (statefairpark.org) for info and schedules.