The 31st annual Lighted Christmas Parade is Saturday in Clarkston. This year’s theme is “Backcountry Christmas.” The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. downtown and ends with a lighting ceremony at Vernon Park.
Breakfast with Santa is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Grantham Elementary School, 1253 Poplar St., Clarkston.
Tickets are $6 for pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink. Photos with Santa are $2. There will be free activities for all ages. Tickets are available at the door or at Grantham’s office.
Dancers from Footnotes Dance Studio will present the story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theater in Lewiston. Admission is $5.
Lewiston High School’s Gold Voices choir will present holiday songs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lewiston City Library. The performance is in the second floor meeting room.
Kids can create a ceramic ornament for free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn’s clay studio in Uniontown. Ornaments will be fired and glazed and can be picked up after Dec. 16. The activity is part of a Holiday Open House at the barn.
The Appaloosa Horse Museum Holiday Open House is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and will include a visit from Santa at 2720 Pullman Road in Moscow.
The fifth annual Home for the Holiday Gingerbread House fundraiser Friday will feature an array of sweet houses to raise money for Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse.
The event is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the 1912 Center in Moscow and includes a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction featuring gingerbread houses. Tickets include one drink and activities for children who are admitted free. Admission is $10.
Area musicians and dancers will come together Saturday for “Joy to the World,” a benefit production by Festival Dance & Performing Arts.
The show is 7:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium and features Gefilte Trout, piano duo Jay and Sandy Mauchley, the Moscow High School Jazz Choir, the University of Idaho Saxophone Club and dance performances by World Beat and Festival Dance Academy students. There will be a silent auction in the lobby. All proceeds will go to the Festival Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides classes and dancewear for deserving students.
Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for students; and $10 for children younger than 16, available at the door or by calling the Festival Dance office at (208) 883-3267.
Pullman’s Holiday Fest kicks off Saturday with a pancake breakfast and ends with a tree lighting and marshmallow roast.
The Kiwanis Club of Pullman’s Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest starts at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Middle School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12.
The YMCA’s Kids Jingle Bell Fun Run starts at 3:30 p.m. and is $10 to enter. The downtown tree lighting ceremony is 4 p.m. at Pine Street Plaza and includes a visit from Santa, kids’ activities, music by the Lincoln Middle School Choir, a performance by the Pullman Civic Theater, and a live reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
A marshmallow roast is 7 p.m. at Paradise Creek Brewery.
The fifth annual Community Christmas Festival is Friday through Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moscow.
The 11th annual Nativities Around the World display features hundreds of nativity sets, kids’ activities and nativity costume photo opportunities from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A Christmas Carol Sing Along with stories and music is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, “How Far to Bethlehem” is a living, musical portrayal of Christ’s birth from the New Testament. The 20-minute performance repeats every half hour from 2 to 8 p.m.
A Community Christmas Concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday is a multidenominational concert featuring groups from around the Palouse.
The church is at 2600 W. A St.
The Palouse Choral Society will perform “Around the World at Christmas,” featuring music from the holiday traditions of more than 20 countries at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Boniface church in Uniontown.
The concert features the Chorale, Chamber Choir and Children’s Choir singing music from Sierra Leone, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Spain, France, Germany, England, Italy, Sweden, Russia, the Ukraine and Israel. The three choirs will combine for the final selection, “This Christmastide.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Children 6-12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.palousechoralsociety.org.
Orofino kicks off the holiday season with a parade, bazaar and concerts.
Orofino’s Old Fashioned Light Parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday along Michigan Avenue with the theme“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” After the parade, the city park lighting will take place and there will be photos with Santa, an ornament craft, cookies and cocoa.
A Live Nativity will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Corner of Michigan Avenue and C Street.
The annual Patchwork Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Orofino Junior-Senior High School. Admission is free.
Holiday concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 446 Brown Ave.
The Pierce Gem Team Festival of Trees is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pierce Community Center. The annual event raises funds for area improvement projects and features live music, appetizers and an auction of hand-crafted holiday decor, gift baskets, crafts and foods at 6:15 p.m.
Events can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or entered in our free online calendar at inland360.com.