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!
Nov. 22, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Thanksgiving at Fort Worden.
Nov. 23, Black Friday – Let the shopping begin!
Nov. 23-24, Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Fair in Uptown.
Nov. 23-Dec. 28, Key City Public Theatre – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
Nov. 24, Main Street Small Business Saturday & Merchant Holiday Open House!
Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event. 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!
Nov. 24, Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced.
Dec. 1, Toys for Tots hosted by Kiwanis “Fill the Bus with Toys” – Every year Kiwanis, Toys for Tots and Christmas for Kids along with Jefferson County transit parks a bus at the Port Townsend Visitors Center Parking Lot on Sims way. Drop by and drop off a toy, or a donation; have a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.
Dec. 1, 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. 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.
Dec. 1, 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.
Dec. 6-30, “Spirit of the Yule,” a holiday musical, is Port Townsend’s own Christmas Carol by Linda Dowdell and Denies Winter. KeyCityPublicTheatre.org
Dec. 8, Main Street/Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides for Families 1-4 pm; suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the arts in the schools program. Meet between Pope Marine Park and Northwest Maritime Center.
Dec. 8, Visit the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market for your holiday gifts. When you give locally your give twice. You get an amazing and creative gift for your loved one and you support our local economy.
Dec. 14, The KPTZ Tossed Salad Holiday Extravaganza from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at the Jefferson Museum of Art and History in historic City Hall.
Dec. 15 – Jan. 4, Aldrich’s Gingerbread Contest, drop off your creations at Aldrich’s Market, 940 Lawrence St. from Dec. 15- Jan 3.
Dec. 15, Main Street/Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides for Families 1-4 pm; suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the arts in the schools program. Meet between Pope Marine Park and Northwest Maritime Center.
Dec. 15, Open Parlor Tours – Visit historic inns and homes of Port Townsend with their halls bedecked for the holidays. Self-guided tours run 12-4 pm. Enjoy seasonal music and tasty treats. www.op-s.net/yule.
Dec. 15, Yuletide Brass Ball – Father Christmas will be on hand, along with plenty of mistletoe to steam up the holidays. Whether you rock gears and goggles, bustle or bowler, this is your holiday opportunity to come out and kick it old school. Coordinated by Olympic Peninsula Steam. www.op-s.net/yule.
Dec. 15, Holiday Farmers Market and Season Closing on Tyler Street and inside the Port Townsend Community Center from 10 am- 2 pm. Shop inside for local arts and crafts, fresh food for your winter celebrations and more!
Dec. 31, First Night Celebration coordinated by the Jefferson County Historical Society. Admission by donation: suggested $5 per person, $10 for a family. All ages, alcohol-free event on New Year’s Eve featuring live music, children’s activities and the raising of the anchor to ring in the new year. www.jchsmuseum.org