Holidays in the Highlands

Holiday photos included above by Shubha Tirumale & Julie Clegg

2019 Ongoing Events

IHCA Annual Collection Drive for the Food & Clothing Bank

Date: November 18 – December 13
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
Location: IHCA Offices, 1011 N.E. High Street Suite 210, Issaquah

The IHCA is sponsoring an Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank donation center located outside the IHCA offices at 1011 NE High Street, Suite 210, Issaquah, from November 18 through December 13. Please join us in donating gently used clothing and food donations.

Holiday Fun at Swedish Issaquah

Letters to Santa at Swedish Issaquah
Date: November 18 – December 13
Location: Swedish Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah
Send a letter to Santa from the special red Swedish mailbox and receive a personalized response. Letter writing supplies provided. Check here for more details >

Giving Tree at Swedish Issaquah
Date: December 2 – 13
Location: Swedish Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah
Pick a tag from the Giving Tree, then drop off an unwrapped gift to share the joy of the season with others in our community. Check here for more details >

Photo Booth Fun and Carolers
Date: December 2 – 20
Location: Swedish Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah
Create photo memories while enjoying holiday music. Check here for more details >

Regal Holiday Classics Movie Series

Date: Saturdays, December 7, 14, and 21
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Regal Issaquah Highands, 940 NE Park Dr, Issaquah
Enjoy a classic holiday movie at Regal Issaquah Highlands each Saturday at 1:00pm for just $5 per ticket (or all 4 for $15)! Series Pass available at the box office only.

  • December 7: Gremlins
  • December 15: The Polar Express
  • December 21: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Check here for more details >

December 11

Travel Night presents “A Hawaiian Holiday”

Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Blakely Hall

Wear your festive beach attire and join fellow travelers for a holiday celebration, Hawaiian style! Free, please bring a snack or beverage to share. Click here for more details >

December 15

Santa’s Party on the Plaza

Date: Sunday, December 15
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Grand Ridge Plaza

Enjoy free treats, crafts, and entertainment. Take your own photos with Santa! Check here for more details >

  • Indulge in complimentary cupcakes for kids from PinkaBella Cupcakes
  • Enjoy live holiday music by guitarist Josh Williams
  • Make crafts and have a ball with face painting and balloon art
  • Snap your own photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Meet firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue
  • Warm up with complimentary coffee and hot cocoa
  • Enjoy treats from Timberlake Church
  • Take a wish tag from the Giving Tree and support Eastside Baby Corner

All are welcome at this community event. Find all the festivities at the Giving Tree on the open-air plaza between Regal Cinemas and Big Fish Grill.

Santa and EFR Reindeer Truck Tours Issaquah Highlands

Date: Sunday, December 15
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Map to come

Eastside Fire and Rescue’s (EFR) reindeer engine and Santa will drive around Issaquah Highlands on Sunday, December 15, starting around 3:00 pm. They will greet all the boys and girls and collect unwrapped toys for the Hopelink toy drive. More details to come!

December 22

Public Menorah Lighting and Fire Truck Coin Drop

Date: Sunday, December 22
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Grand Ridge Plaza, in front of Ulta

Join Chabad of the Central Cascades for the festival of lights! Featuring: Doughnut decorating, Chanukah Crafts, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate coins/gelt, Music, Dancing, and a light show! Fire Truck Tours and coin drop! Check here for more details >

December 24

Issaquah Highlands Holiday Office Closures:

Highlands Council, IHCA, and HFN offices, and Blakely Hall offices, will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Please note some community groups will not meet the week of Christmas. Check the website calendar for cancellations. Have a happy and safe Christmas!

Christmas Eve Service with Summit LIFE Church

Date: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah

For more information, visit the Summit Life Church website >

January 4

Curbside Tree Pick Up

Date: Saturday, January 4

Let the Boy Scouts recycle your Christmas tree! Place your tree and donation curbside by 8:00am on January 4, cleaned of tinsel, nails or flocking. For more information, please visit