Christmas on the Willapa 2016 this weekend
The first weekend of December will be a busy one for the community of Willapa Harbor, as Santa helps to ring in the season with events in the cities of South Bend and Raymond. Excitement is brewing and so is the cocoa and cider on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3.
IN SOUTH BEND:
Friday at 6 p.m. along Robert Bush Drive, children will get to watch Santa arrive by boat at the South Bend dock and will receive treats donated generously by local merchants. Warm drinks will be available. Arts and crafts vendors will be on hand with great Christmas gift items. Children will be able to sit with Santa.
Saturday at 1 p.m., a free movie, sponsored by Flowers by Lynne and local businesses, will be held at the Raymond Theatre. Following the movie, Santa Claus will be around to deliver candy canes to the little ones.
The Raymond Lighted Holiday Parade starts downtown at 6 p.m.. Parade applications are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Lisa at (360) 942-8155. After the parade, New Life Fellowship welcomes you to warm up by enjoying free soup and rolls.
Will Farrell in ‘Elf’ at 7th St. Theatre on Saturday
The Hoquiam Business Association and Ho Ho Hoquiam join with the 7th St. Theatre to present a one-night-only showing of the holiday comedy, “Elf.”
The 2003 film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Will Farrell leads a big cast in his role as Buddy, who was a baby in an orphanage when he stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, he has become an adult human who inadvertently wreaks havoc with the elves who raised him. Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, and comical complications follow.
James Caan, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen and Ed Asner complete the comedic cast.
Ddoors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. Saturday screening. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen, and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website, www.7thstreettheatre.com
The next holiday selection at the theater will be “The Bishop’s Wife” on Dec. 17-18.
Hollywood heavyweights Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young combined their considerable talents to deliver a warm holiday film described as equal parts comedy, drama and fantasy, “The Bishop’s Wife” is the last movie of the year screening at the theater.