The holidays are here and there is SO MUCH stuff going on around the Tri-Cities. This year I'm going to keep you in the know about all the great things happening each weekend! Check out this week's list of awesome! Happy Holidays!

Shilo Inn's Holiday Bazaar- You can find art, gifts, unique items, and more, much of it being handcrafted. It will be taking place on Saturday at 50 Comstock St.

Merry Little Christmas Village and Holiday Parade- The corner of Kennewick Ave. and Benton Ave., is where you can find "Clause Plaza". On Saturday, the parade itself begins at 10:30 am, but there's more, of course. At 10 am, Santa's Gift Shop opens up where kids can buy gifts for less than $2 (all proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties) until 2 pm, but nearby stores will present holiday specials. You can also take a selfie with Santa between 11 am and 1 pm or skate at the outdoor rink at Clause Plaza from 11 am to 7 pm!

Gordon Estate Winery Wine Tasting- Gordon Estate Winery in Pasco will open from 11 am to 5 pm, on Saturday and Sunday. Taste their latest releases and choose wine for holiday meals or gifts from their lineup such as Ice Wine, Tradition, and Petit Verdot. The winery is located at 671 Levey Road, Pasco.

The Young, the Bold, The Murdered-  A play by the Pasco players at Pasco High school. The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true.

Hapo Festival of Lights- The City of Richland and HAPO Community Credit Union are partnering to bring you The HAPO Festival of Lights. Celebrate the holiday season with us as we light up John Dam Plaza and the HAPO Community Stage every night throughout the entire month of December. The official lighting ceremony at the Winter Wonderland event is Friday, December 1st. Then, you and your family can experience the magical, dancing light displays every night beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Handel's Messiah- Start the holidays off with the Walla Walla Symphony with two performances of Handel’s Messiah—Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at Central Church, 1124 Stevens Dr, Richland, WA 99354 and Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm at Walla Walla University Church, 212 SW 4th St, College Place, WA 99324. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 pm.

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade- The Christmas Lighted Boat Parade features Clover Island Yacht Club members and their wonderfully decorated boats! It's a special, family friendly event that's free for the community! Best viewing is found from Columbia Park near the Blue Bridge in Kennewick west toward Howard Amon Park in Richland!