Head for the End of the Road this weekend

What’s a “Cowboy Christmas” look like? Find out this weekend during Winthrop’s annual Christmas at the End of the Road events.

Things get going Friday afternoon (Nov. 29) and continue all day Saturday (see schedule of events). Highlights include the hot air balloon night glow on Friday; the town lighting Saturday night; and then the annual fireworks show on the bluff west of downtown (weather permitting). The corporate sponsor for the fireworks show is Winthrop Red Apple Market.

In between, there are plenty of activities for the entire family. Local businesses will be offering prize drawings.

For more information about all the events, contact ­Kristen ­Smith at (509) 429-0234
or Julie Muyllaert at juliem@methowcyclesport.com.


Schedule of events



2-4 p.m. Storytelling with Grandma Winthrop at Trail’s End Bookstore

5-6 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Night Glow by Morning Glory Balloons



Noon Santa arrives in town

1 p.m. 5K Christmas at the End of the Road Run and 1K Kids Fun Run. Register noon-12:45 p.m. at Winthrop Mountain Sports.

1-4 p.m. Children’s Winter Fest at the Winthrop Barn: tractor rides to and from the Barn from downtown; free Santa Photos by the Winthrop Kiwanis; hot chocolate, cookies, hot dogs and chips by the Women’s Auxiliary and Winthrop Auditorium Association

3 p.m. Campfires on Riverside Avenue by the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association

3-5 p.m. Caroling, meet at Town Hall

5 p.m. Town lighting

6 p.m. Fireworks show begins