It’s not too late for people to buy tickets for the popular Vino in the Village event, which is returning to Magnolia Dec. 4.

The event takes place  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Modele’s Home Furnishings, 3220 W. McGraw St., Magnolia.

“Vino historically has been one of the more popular events we host,” Magnolia Chamber of Commerce Director Jason Thibeaux said. “Because of the pandemic, we’ve not been able to host anything of any size for a year and a half, plus it’s good to be doing this again.

The event, which the chamber hosts, is for people 21 years and older. People who purchase a ticket receive a commemorative wine glass and tokens to sample wines while strolling Magnolia Village and enjoying the holiday lights and merchant decorations. Bottles of wine can be purchased tax free.

The event is important in that it helps the chamber promote Magnolia’s small businesses, Thibeaux said. It also benefits the Chamber of Commerce.

“Usually, the majority of our funding comes through our memberships,” Thibeaux said. “That being said, maybe 20 to 30 percent of our revenue comes through our events, as well.”

Because the chamber has not been able to host regular events for the past 18 months because of COVID-19 pandemic, it has experienced a loss in revenue, like many businesses. Although it received a couple of small grants from King County last year, being able to host events like Vino will help the chamber return to full strength.

“This helps us a bit financially, as well as promoting our members, which, again, is key,” Thibeaux said.

He said the chamber was able to bring back Vino in the Village because it is an adult-only event, and people must show proof of vaccination prior to entry in participating mor a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to the event. People will also have to show proof of age for consumption of wine. Merchants will not provide on-site rapid testing.

Vino in the Village features an array of Washington wineries, including:

Aluel Cellar

Callan Cellars

Dahlman Cellars

Drum Roll Wine

Laterus Winery

Nota Bene Cellars

Patterson Cellars

Sin Banderas Wines

Tinte Cellars

Warr-King Wines

XOBC Cellars

People will be able to purchase bottles of wine tax free.

Tickets are on sale through Dec. 3, but people can buy tickets at the door for $10 more, Thibeaux said. Buying tickets ahead of time will help people save time at check in, however.

To purchase a ticket, go to https://discovermagnolia.org/chamber-events/?mc_cid=f2b47bfd65&mc_eid=064d0b7d6b#id=106&cid=1769&wid=801.

Vino in the Village is a collaboration between the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Uncorked.