Santa is Coming to Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Hobart! 

Maple Valley’s annual Hometown Holidays celebration is tonight

Get ready to jingle bell rock around 4 Corners, located at the intersection of Kent-Kangley Road and SR 169, in Maple Valley as we usher in the holiday season with Hometown Holidays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. This annual holiday celebration is free and all ages are invited. The event is sponsored by Fred Meyer and Johnsons Home & Garden.

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with the countdown for the official holiday tree lighting lead by the Mayor and City Council. Santa will arrive shortly after and will be available for photographs at the Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety Station 80. Guests will be delighted while enjoying live music performances by the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dace’s Rock N’ More, and the Lake Wilderness Elementary Chorus. There will also be craft and activity booths, train and horse-drawn trolley rides, Xtreme Snowboarding, and photo opportunities with beloved holiday characters. Local businesses and organizations will be offering hot cider and chocolate, kettle corn, candy, cookies, and hot soup.

This event is fun for the entire family and provides families an opportunity to give back to the community by bringing a new unwrapped gift and canned food donation in support of the Maple Valley Food Bank.

Special Thanks to Powell Development Co and ROIC Four Corners Square for their support in this event.

Event Sponsors:Brightest Star Sponsors: Fred Meyer and Johnson’s Home & Garden, Super Star Sponsors: Cascadia Children’s Dentistry, Recology, Maple Valley Clinic UW-Medicine, Generational Hope Church, Pinnacle Wellness, Pallis Properties, and Wilderness Animal Hospital, Sleigh Bell Sponsors: American Family Insurance, Cayce-Grove Law Offices, Ceder River Law, Kriss Chiropractic, Redfin, Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, SnR Petcare, Twinkler Sponsors: Amber Bills Group, American Family Insurance, ATI Therapy, BECU, Bright Now Dental, Cheyenne Mobile Detailing, Cornerstone UMC, Edward Jones, Greater Maple Valley Community Center – the Den, Four Corners Starbucks, Hunters Helping Hands, Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, Little Discoveries, Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce, Maple Valley Bar & Grill, Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety, Maple Valley Fitness, Maple Valley Modern Dentistry, Maple Valley Rotary, Lake Wilderness Elementary Youth Choir, Panera Bread, Puget Sound Energy, STEAMboat Studio, S’Wiched, and Tahoma Athletic Club, Cascadia Kids Dentistry, Generational Hope Church, Pallis Properties, Pinnacle Wellness, Recology, UW/Valley Medical Clinic, Wilderness Animal Hospital, American Family Insurance, Kriss Chiropractic, Cedar River Law, Cayce Grove Law Offices, the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, RedFin, and SnR Pet Care.

For more information about the Hometown Holidays event, please contact Dave Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director, at (425) 432-9953 or

Santa is coming to Black Diamond on Friday!

Santa is on his way to the Black Diamond Community Center. On Friday, December 7th, the holiday lights will come on to start the holiday season in Black Diamond. Come enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, and cookies. The Christmas Fire Engine is bringing Santa to the Center.  The event starts with caroling at 5:30p.m. at the Community Center, located at 31605 Third Ave (SR 169). The event is free and includes pictures with Santa. Join with friends, neighbors, and family to welcome the Christmas season!

If you have questions, please call Cheryl Hanson at 360-886-1011.

Hobart Community Sing-a-long

Hobart Community Sing-a-long at the Hobart Community Church on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. It will be outside, weather permitting, with Christmas Carols, Hot cider, chocolate, eggnog, and goodies. We are still in the planning process, so there may be more to add to the list. Hosted by the Hobart Community Church. Come and enjoy the start of the holiday season with your community!