"Santa In The Downtown"


What Main Street loves most about this event, which takes place on two Saturdays, is that it is a wonderful draw for families who do not normally visit our downtown to come to the heart of The Dalles and realize what great, year-round shopping opportunities we have to offer.

The annual "Santa in the Downtown"  opportunity for families to visit downtown and have their photo taken with Santa Claus.


2017's Annual "Santa In The Downtown"

What made 2017's event tremendous was the opportunity to feature a vacant location on 2nd St. that had never been utilized in this regard.

Community members were thrilled to see the old Tammy’s Floral building rejuvenated with life after laying empty for so long. The Dalles Main Street is thankful to The City of The Dalles for allowing us to borrow the building for that span of time to bring joy to all of the families that visited.

2016's Annual "Santa In The Downtown"

The annual “Santa In The Downtown” 2016 event was particular special because we had the pleasure of partnering not only with Wasco County Library, but also Home At Last Humane Society. Children and parents had the chance to say hello to a few furry friends who were up for adoption. All of our volunteers got to see some special moments when families opted to adopt and take home their newest addition to the family.

In 2016, the annual event utilized the vacant Griffith Motors building on 3rd St. and turned it into a holiday wonderland complete with window paint depicting a scene of a quaint, snowy downtown by Denae Manion.

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