Winter in North Cascades National Park
Seattle City Light DEBRA SMITH, General Manager and CEO
Dam Good Chicken Dinner & Ladder Creek Falls by Night
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Enjoy tradition served on a platter with our famous chicken dinner. Follow that with an evening stroll of our illuminated waterfalls and gardens. When you're ready to book a tour, you'll be directed to the website of our partner, North Cascades Institute. It includes what's needed to get you registered.
Dam Good Chicken Dinner &
Ladder Creek Falls by Night

Dinner 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Slideshow & talk on cultural
history of Newhalem area:

8:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Walk to Ladder Creek
 8:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Ladder Creek Falls by Night:
 9:15 - 9:45 p.m.
Return to Newhalem
 9:45 - 10:00 p.m.
The quiet town of Newhalem has a lively past and once hosted hundreds of visitors who dined and danced under the stars. Guests had dinner at Gorge Inn and then strolled through Ladder Creek Gardens, where they marveled at the "wonders of electricity" that illuminated the falls and provided a musical background. Seattle City Light, the National Park Service and the North Cascades Institute have teamed up to provide that historical experience for visitors once again.

Your tour will start at the newly renovated Gorge Inn, where you'll be treated to the famous Dam Good Chicken Dinner (or vegetarian lasagna), a long Skagit tradition now updated and available only for these tours. Dinner also includes a delicious salad, tasty side dishes, tempting dessert and a beverage. After dinner, you will cross the street to Currier Hall for a slideshow presentation on the history of City Light in the North Cascades and the role of the town of Newhalem in building and operating the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. As evening descends, join your guides for a short stroll along the Skagit River and across a suspension bridge to Ladder Creek Gardens for the main attraction—three rushing waterfalls, each illuminated by multicolored lights that change by the minute. Take a step back in time, as the historic light show inspires and entertains.

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