Christmas at the End of The Road

This magical holiday celebration begins Thanksgiving weekend and marks the beginning of the Christmas season for the Methow Valley citizens and its many visitors. Family and friends come from afar to join in and share this wondrous time of year.

Christmas at the End of The Road

Winthrop Christmas Activities

An Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas!
Join us for a weekend of holiday spirit in true Western tradition.


All day - REI Members ski free on ski trails 
2-4 pm - Storytelling at the Trail's End Bookstore with Granny Winthrop Cost: Free 
5-6 pm - Night Hot Air Balloon Glow by Morning Glory Balloon Tours Cost: Free 


10am - End of the Road 5K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run.  Early registration Friday from 10am- 6pm at Cascades Outdoor Store or day of race from 9am-9:45am at the Winthrop Ice Rink. Cost is $5 for the 5k, $1 for the 1K with proceeds benefiting the Liberty Bell Cross-country Team.  Race starts at 10am from the Winthrop Ice Rink and ends at the Ice Rink.   
12 pm - Santa Arrives downtown on Riverside Avenue 
1-4 pm - Children's Winter Fest (at the Barn).

  • Santa Photos at the Winthrop Barn by the Winthrop Kiwanis Cost: Free 
  • Horse drawn wagon rides from the Barn to Downtown Cost: Free 
  • Hot Chocolate, cider, cookies, hot dogs and chili- Women's Auxiliary and Winthrop Auditorium Cost: Varies by item 

3pm - Camp fires on Riverside Avenue by the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association Cost:Free 
3-5pm Caroling along Riverside Avenue,  meet at Town Hall Cost:Free 
5 pm - Town Lighting on Riverside Avenue Cost:Free
6 pm - Fireworks Extravaganza, corporate sponsor Winthrop Evergreen IGA.  The best viewing of the show is from downtown Winthrop!  Cost: Free 

2015  Sponsors of this event include: 

Evergreen IGA, Allied Plumbing and Pumps, Morning Glory Balloon Tours, Pine Near RV Park, Rivers Edge Resort and the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.   

For more information, 509-996-2125