Wings 'N Wishes - Christmas Tree Lighting

Come out and wave to Santa Claus as he rides through town on one of our own Douglas County Fire District 2 fire trucks, with a police escort! We wish that Santa could say hi to all of the children individually, but he needs to stay nice and healthy for his big day...Christmas Eve! Santa will be visiting neighborhoods, within the city limits, south of 9th Street on December 5 and north of 9th Street on December 6.

We are not able to visit every neighborhood, due to time constraints, but we will be visiting the larger neighborhoods. We are hoping to expand this event in the future, so please email us with your neighborhood suggestions for next year.

Thank you to Santa for visiting East Wenatchee and thank you to Douglas County Fire District 2 for driving Santa around and thank you to the East Wenatchee Police for escorting Santa!


  • December 5 - Starting at 1 pm
  • December 6 - Starting at 1 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Schedule of Events - Canceled Due to COVID-19


  • 6 pm - The North Pole Village opens and Sterling Intermediate School's Choir starts caroling
  • 6:15 pm -  Mayor Lacy's Speech
  • 6:20 pm -  Christmas Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa on a firetruck
  • 6:30 pm -  Photos with Santa


City Hall is being turned into the North Pole Village! Join us for the Christmas Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa Claus, then stay and enjoy our other activities.

  • North Pole Cafe - Enjoy delicious cookies and hot chocolate on a cold December night!
  • Santa's Workshop - Make a toy with our friendly Lowe's team!
  • North Pole Post - Write a letter to Santa with our lovely Macy's volunteers. Macy's donates $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter that they collect!
  • North Pole Library - While you're waiting in line to see Santa, you can send your kids to the North Pole Library where Mrs. Claus will be reading fun Christmas stories provided by the East Wenatchee Library!

Burch Mountain BBQ will also be there selling their delicious chili, pulled pork sandwiches and kid friendly food!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!!

Numerica Credit Union
Chinook Music
North Central Regional Library
Douglas County Fire District 2


City of East Wenatchee Santa Ride Around Town Map