News / Published on Oct 31, 2023

Celebrating gratitude in Snohomish County

Fall is a great season to ride the bus in Snohomish County

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November is a great month to celebrate gratitude. Step aboard and enjoy the fun!

Let’s Get Cozy Fall Market – Bothell
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Fall Market and Food Drive
19122 Beardslee Blvd, Ste 204, Bothell
Accessible by Routes 106 & 535

Kick off your holidays at the fall market and food drive to benefit HopeLink. Featuring local women and BIPOC-owned small businesses, makers, artisans, and crafters. Come enjoy a curated collection of gifts, along with snacks and apple cider. There will also be games and activities for kids.

No charge for entry, but there is a suggested donation of a nonperishable food item to be donated to HopeLink. Each nonperishable item donated earns an entry into a prize raffle. Swag bags for the first 50 guests (one per family).

Veterans Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony – Mill Creek
Friday, Nov. 10, Noon

Veterans Day Parade
Mill Creek Town Center 
15310 Main Street, Mill Creek
Accessible by Routes 101 &113

An American Legion float appears at the 2022 Mill Creek Veterans Day Parade. Photo provided by City of Mill Creek

Join us in honoring those who have served. Community Transit will have a bus in this patriotic event with veterans, military and high school bands, color guards, vintage military vehicles, community groups, and wholesome family fun. Bring a chair and arrive early to secure your spot on the parade route. This event is outdoors so check the weather and dress appropriately. 

Later that day, at 5 p.m., poppies will be handed out at a commemorative ceremony at nearby Library Park to remind the community of the sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. 

Family fun before the feast - Arlington
Thursday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.

Arlington 5K Turkey Trot Arlington Turkey Trot 2023 promotional flyer image 2023
Grocery Outlet
123 E Burke Ave., Arlington
Accessible by Routes 220 & 230

Proceeds from this event go to the Arlington Community Food Bank. “Come enjoy some old-fashioned community fun and get your steps in before your Thanksgiving meal this year,” invited Arlington City Councilmember and Community Transit board chair Jan Schuette. “Visit Arlington this Thanksgiving to start a new tradition. Take the bus, and you won’t need to think about parking.” 

Festival of Trees lights up holiday season – Mill Creek
Nov. 25-Jan. 1

Mill Creek Town Center
15310 Main St, Mill Creek
Accessible by Routes 101 &113

A new event enhances the traditional holiday lineup in Mill Creek this year. The city has partnered with Mill Creek Town Square merchants to create The Festival of Trees. 

Volunteers will form a festive and welcoming atmosphere along Main Street. Expect to see snowy tree scenes, festive lights, and a unique contest with prizes. Visitors will discover cute woodland creatures hiding among the trees for people of all ages to find through January 1. 

More festival details are available here.