Thanksgiving Working Weekend

LOC-WebAdTWW250Deck the halls of WBC with lights and garland!

Come join us as we prepare for The Lights of Christmas! Help transform the grounds into a Christmas wonderland. There will be projects of all shapes and sizes, and we need a wide variety of gifts and talents to accomplish them all. Lodging and meals provided for all participating volunteers for a nominal fee.

Choose the role that's right for you:

Indoor Decorator Helper
Join the team under the direction of the Lead Decorator in creating delightful holiday spaces. Decorate Christmas Trees, arrange décor and artwork, stuff gift baskets, etc.  Decorating designs and supplies will be provided.

Outdoor Scenes & Sets Installation
Join the teams outside to move supplies, set up the Nativity scene, install signs & artwork, arrange & assemble displays, hang lights, wreaths, & garland, etc. Work is directed by a crew leader assigned to a particular themed area. Bring your work gloves and come dressed for cool and possibly damp weather.  Limited numbers of tools are provided, but please bring electric drills for your personal use if you want. Work may involve lifting items of 25 to 50 lbs, although light duty outdoor work is also available.

Bring your sewing machine and we’ll provide the fabric and designs. Sewing projects may be curtains, table cloths, décor, or other creative items.

* sorry, no child care available


Thursday, November 28
Registration & Check-in, 6pm-8pm
Holiday Dessert Potluck, 7pm

Friday, November 29
Breakfast, 8:00am
Registration window opens at 9am

Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30
"Deck the Halls"

Saturday, November 29
Evening Special (TBA)

Sunday, December 1
Family Worship Time
Followed by Sunday Noon Dinner

Schedule is subject to change.

What to Bring

Tools of all kinds--hammers, staple guns, ladders, glue guns, sewing machines, etc. (Make sure you label your tools with your name!) Also, bring bedding and towels. (No linens are provided for this event.) If you are coming on Thursday, bring your favorite holiday dessert to share.


Includes overnight lodging and meals for the entire weekend.
Adults 13 and up - $21 per person
Children 5-12 - $12 per person
Children 0-4 - FREE
Commuter and part-time rates also available.

Register Now

To register by phone please call 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724.

Additional Support is needed after Thanksgiving Working Weekend.

Pre-TWW Support

We are seeking 8-10 people to prepare for Working Weekend by moving boxes and supplies. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs and work outdoors. Ages 15+.

Post-TWW Support

We are seeking 8-10 people to help put finishing touches on light displays, decorating, and clean-up after Working Weekend, Nov. 2-4. Outdoor and indoor work available. Ages 15+.

Contact Jessica Wilson, The Lights of Christmas Volunteer Coordinator at or 800.228.6724 ext. 2276

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