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Winter Season

Outdoor activities in Mount Vernon don't stop during the winter months. Visitors flock to see fields of snow geese and Trumpeter swans, or head upriver to watch eagles feeding along the Skagit. Interested in staying indoors? Cozy up in historic downtown with restaurants, shops and entertainment. Check out our list of activities for each season.


Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 3, 2023 - Enjoy this festive, family-friendly annual event! Visit historic downtown Mount Vernon’s Annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. Parade starts at 5:00pm. Tree Lighting held in Pine Square immediately following the parade.


Skagit Eagle Festival


Since it first began in 1987, the Skagit Eagle Festival has continued to expand its venues to include several small towns nestled in the North Cascade Mountains along the wild and scenic Skagit River.


Birds of Winter

The fallow fields of winter make an ideal habitat for wintering birds, from snow geese and swans to bald eagles and Peregrine falcons. Explore, observe and experience the birds of winter in the Skagit Valley.

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