The Orofino Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival will begin November 30th, 2018. Our Theme this year is, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.

We invite ALL businesses to participate!! Please email or call 208-476-4335 to let me know if you will be participating in the Window Decorating contest and/or hosting an “open house”.

Window Decorating Contest:

We want to spread the holiday cheer and would like to extend our Window Decorating Contest to ALL businesses.

The Decorated Windows will be photographed and posted on the Chamber Facebook page as soon as they are completed. Please send an email to when it’s completed and we will get the picture taken and posted.

Orofino residents will have the opportunity to participate by Voting on their favorite window. Residents can go into a business and place their vote. Each business will offer a prize for voters and a winner will be drawn Monday, December 17th. All names will then go into a drawing and the Grand prize winner will receive Santa at their home Christmas Eve.

Voting begins December 1st and ends December 16th.

The Business with the most votes on the window decorating contest will receive a Trophy to be displayed at their business.

Here are the businesses who are participating:
We have our Merchant Window Decorating Contest starting Saturday – you can go to the following businesses and check out their Christmas Spirit and vote for your favorite!
● P1FCU – Drive-Thru Window
● My Sweet Escape
● Whiskey Creek Artisans
● Orofino Physical Therapy


Old Fashioned Light Parade:

It’s time to sign up for next weekend’s Parade!!! The Chamber of Commerce wants to see you shine! We mean in the Old Fashioned Light Parade. This year’s theme will be “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Light up those clothes, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, animals, or trailers. Whatever your heart desires! Bring it down and enter the parade on November 30th. Parade starts at 6:00pm and line up will begin at 5:00pm. The parade line will start on C Street between the First Christian Church and the old Junior High gym. Parade begins down Michigan Ave onto Johnson Ave. The parade will proceed down and around Brookside to Sunset Mart. We ask all parade entries to continue to Riverside Ave and up above the court house then back down to find somewhere to park. Parade entries will not be able to pull down to the park, please find somewhere to park your vehicle and walk down to the park. We are excited to keep growing this memory and making it a great event for our community. We are aiming to beat the entries from last year! WE CAN DO IT!!! Please email or or call us at 476-5112 to let us know you’ll be entering in the parade.

1st place winner receives $100 sponsored by The Real Estaters, 2nd place receives $75 sponsored by Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia, and 3rd place receives $50 sponsored by Sandy River Marketing.

The lighting of the Christmas Tree tradition will take place at Cannon Park as the Old Fashioned Light Parade passes by.

After the parade, head to the city park for pictures with Santa in the gazebo, lighting of the city park, Christmas ornament craft, cookies and hot cocoa.

The following are the parade entries we have so far, it’s not too late to sign up!
· Cream Ridge Church
· Dworshak National Fish Hatchery
· Edward Jones
· My Sweet Escape
· Michael Tolle & Debbie Car
· US Corp of Engineers
· IDOC Flags
· Boy Scouts
· Orofino Builders Supply
· Dr. Gray Family Dentistry
· Clearwater County Ambulance
· Santa & The Grand Clauses
· Fire Department
· Pulse Youth Group
· Girl Scouts
· Olivia Lee & Crew
· Mike & Lisa Martin

Live Nativity:

You are invited to experience a Live Nativity Friday, November 30th, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Orofino City Park. This is a wonderful family activity to start off the Christmas season. If interested in participating, contact Pam Jones 827-1156 or Donna Trout 476-5147. We could still use shepherds, wise men, and possibly one more Mary and Joseph. Also, anyone who would like to join the Live Nativity Choir is invited to join.

Merchant Open Houses & Events:

These Fun Sponsored Events will run November 30th – 16th. Enjoy the festive displays and Merchandise throughout town.

Friday, November 30th:

  • Banner Bank – Food, fun & giveaways along with two local merchants who will be selling their items:  Knarley Woods and Taste of Home.
    • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • P1FCU
    • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Walrath Insurance – Cookies & Coffee
    • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The Wild Hare – Refreshments and Christmas Table Runner Display’s
    • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Idaho Department Of Labor – Cookies and Snacks
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (closed for lunch from noon to one)

Saturday, December 1st:

  • The Wild Hare –  Refreshments and Christmas Table Runner Display’s
    • 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday, December 7th:

  • Inland Cellular
    • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 11th:

  • Orofino Physical Therapy
    • 8:00 AM  – 5:00 PM

Friday, December 14th:

  • Whiskey Creek Artisans –  Refreshments, homemade goodies, specials, free gift wrapping and free cleanings and inspections
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Augie’s – Open House featuring treats and pictures with Santa!
    • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 15th:

  • My Sweet Escape – Hot Chocolate Bar & Handmade Treats
    • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Orofino Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce Jim and Jerri Bird as our
2018 Grand Clauses for the Annual Old Fashioned Light Parade – Twas The Night Before Christmas!

To Read More About them check out this post: