Port Townsend Holiday Happenings

Ring in the holidays with the Port Townsend Holiday Happenings all season long! Read below to find out about all of the great events they have to offer!

November 25, Main Street Small Business Saturday & Merchant Holiday Open House!
Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event. See more at “About Small Business Saturday” americanexpress.com. Caroling in the streets with the Wild Rose Chorale Uptown and Downtown from 2-4 pm, in-store treats, many shops open later til 7 pm. Have fun shopping and dining in town!

November 25, “Look Here First” Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced.

November 30 – December 23, Thursdays-Sundays “Spirit of the Yule” Port Townsend’s own Christmas Carol by Linda Dowdell & Denise Winter at Key City Public Theatre.

December 2, Main Street Treelighting Celebration and Santa Visit
There’s caroling in the streets with the Wild Rose Chorale from 1 to 3 pm, in-store refreshments and many shops will be open later. Come to Haller Fountain for the annual Community treelighting and Santa visit at 4:30 pm. Port Townsend school children created dozens of hand-made ornaments for the tree. Santa arrives by the Kiwanis Choo Choo Train to light the community tree. After the Treelighting, Santa visits with children at The Cotton Building, 607 Water Street.

December 2, First Saturday Art Walk hosted in galleries and stores. Great holiday gift ideas made by local artists. Enjoy refreshments and shop for artistic gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

December 9, Main Street/Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides for families 1-4 pm; suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the arts in the schools program.

December 16, Open Parlor Tours: Beautiful historic inns and homes of Port Townsend with their halls bedecked for the holidays. Self-guided tours run 1-3 pm. Enjoy seasonal music and tasty treats. Tickets are $15. Details at vicfest.org

December 16, Main Street/Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides for families, 1-4 pm; suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the arts in the schools program.

December 16, Yuletide Brass Ball from 8 pm – 11 pm. Father Christmas will be on hand, along with plenty of mistletoe at the American Legion downtown. Coordinated by Olympic Peninsula Steam vicfest.org.

December 31, First Night Celebration coordinated by the Jefferson County Historical Society (jchsmuseum.org) – Free all ages, alcohol-free event on New Year’s Eve featuring live music, children’s activities and the dropping of the anchor to ring in the new year.

December 31, New Year’s Eve celebration at Fort Worden fortworden.org

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