Celebrate the holidays near Lake Stevens homes.With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to look toward the December holidays. This weekend, everyone living in Lake Stevens homes can come out and celebrate the season with friends and neighbors. First of all, you can get some Christmas shopping done while helping raise funds for the Lake Stevens School District by attending the 32nd Annual Dickens Fair. It will be held this Saturday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head out to Cavelero Mid High School, located at 8220 24th Street SE. Admission is a donation for the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank. Bring either a non-perishable food item or donate money.

Keep things simple by using the complimentary parking shuttle operated by the Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club. Donations will be collected for the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. Park near Lake Stevens Middle School, 1301 91st Avenue NE or Hillcrest Elementary School, 9315 4th Street SE and let the shuttle take you to the Dickens Fair. Once there, you’ll find more than 150 vendors will be on site, selling hand-crafted goods of all sorts. Shop for food, clothing, toys, jewelry, and home decor items. Follow the Facebook page to get all the details and find out about some of the vendors who will be present. You can also find photos from years past on the Dickens Fair page at the Lake Stevens School District site. 

Once the Dickens Fair is over, Winterfest 2018 begins. The event will be held on Main Street in Downtown Lake Stevens. Everyone from Lake Stevens homes is invited for the fun. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., come for caroling and face painting. Refresh yourself with a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. At 5:30, Santa arrives to help light the tree! Afterwards, get photos with him at the Community Center. The whole event is free. Visit the event Facebook page to get more details and see photos of the tree.