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Winter Season

Outdoor activities in Mount Vernon, WA continue during the winter months. Our winter climate ranges from approximately 55 degrees to freezing, leaving many days of opportunities to breathe the fresh brisk air outdoors and to see wildlife migrations in the farmed fields.  Snow geese and Trumpeter Swans are natural highlights, and equally adaptable to the Skagit Valley are bald eagles feeding along the riverways. Interested in staying indoors? Cozy up in historic downtown with local restaurants, boutiques and spa and hair design services as well as cultural entertainment and timely movie selections. Check out our list of activities for each season.


Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Enjoy this festive, family-friendly annual event! Visit historic downtown Mount Vernon’s Annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. The annual parade starts at 5:00 p.m., and Tree Lighting  immediately following the parade at Pine Square.


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.  Discover a growing number of bald eagles and their oversize nests studded throughout the deciduous trees amidst the Skagit Valley farmlands.


Birds of Winter

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

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