Tis The Season...
KINGSTON, WA- Kingston Cove Christmas
Come Open the Holidays with an Entire Day of Fun At Kingston Cove Christmas
Kids---bring your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to celebrate the start of the holiday season at Kingston Cove Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 7th.
Get all the details for Kingston Cove Christmas HERE.
From 10 AM to 3 PM, head to the Holiday Gift Fair at the Village Green Community Center, where you can choose from a variety of hand-made giftables. The Festival of Trees will be on display, too, providing inspiration with uniquely themed Christmas trees created by Kingston businesses. Then head to downtown to enjoy some luncheon refreshments at any one of Kingston’s several restaurants, and shop in local stores.
From 1 PM to 4 PM, preschool and elementary school-age kids are invited to Kingston Kiwanis’s annual Santa’s Workshop, held at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. There, children can make their own fun holiday ornaments and crafts, have their photo taken with Santa, and enjoy games and Christmas treats.
The main event of the day---Kingston Cove Christmas---starts at the Port of Kingston at 3:30 PM. Sponsored by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, it’s a twinkling, light-filled event surrounding the giant Christmas tree. There will be merry holiday music, and delicious cocoa and cookies to enjoy around the bonfires. For adults, there will be a “Spirits Bar” for a warm “enhanced” coffee or mulled wine.
Danny Vernon, as Elvis, will perform rock and holiday favorites, and lead the children in a countdown until 5 PM---when Santa arrives on a huge red fire truck! Santa’s arrival ignites a festival of magnificent lights and light sculptures, all created by the Port of Kingston. The beautiful Christmas tree comes alight too---and so will Kingston Cove Yacht Club’s holiday-themed boats in the harbor. Kids can visit with Santa, and take part in the annual Christmas scavenger hunt, while adults can enjoy the famous Port of Kingston Christmas light display, and the find their favorite holiday boats (which will be judged for best décor by the Kingston Beautification Committee).
It’s another merry, brilliant and beautiful Kingston Cove Christmas for all!
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA- Bainbridge Island Art Tours
Shop handmade and local at this annual holiday shopping extravaganza on Bainbridge Island Dec. 6-8.
With more 19 locations and more than 100 vendors there's way too much to see in one day, so make a weekend of it! Bring the kids or make it a girlfriend's weekend.
Find the perfect place at www.destinationbainbridge.com
One Weekend -- Three self-guided art tours on Bainbridge Island
Tour maps available on the websites
Christmas in the Country
Dec. 6, 7 & 8
Fri & Sat, 10a -5p
Bainbridge Island Studio Tour
Dec. 6, 7 & 8 10a - 5p
Bainbridge Working Studios Winter Show
Dec. 6, 7 & 8 10a - 5p
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND- Christmas Ship Cruises
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship TM Comes to Waterfront Park/Bainbridge Island, Saturday, November 30
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship TM Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship TM, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and will arrive at Waterfront Park on Bainbridge Island at 7:30 pm on November 30.
The schedule for Downtown Bainbridge events on November 30 is as follows:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Downtown Bainbridge Island Holiday Open House
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Community Tree Lighting at Winslow Green
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Waterfront Park - S'mores with the Squad and Argosy Christmas Ship
The Dickens Carolers will perform to our shore community from 7:30-7:50 pm.
Please contact the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association for more information HERE.
POULSBO, WA- Christmas Bazaar
Come enjoy 30 vendors, Lefse made on site, and a fabulous bake sale table. Hot dogs, split pea soup and Rommegrote will be served downstairs in the Viking Room.
Learn more HERE.
POULSBO, WA- Yulfest
Poulsbo's Yulefest (Julefest) happens in the waterfront park at dusk (4-5pm). The Sons of Norway Viking’s will escort the Lucia Bride and light the bonfire followed by the Viking King’s reading of the Winter Solstice Proclamation. An annual tradition, and must to kick off the holiday season!
Learn more HERE.
POULSBO, WA- 50th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Ships Parade. As a result of achieving this milestone the City of Poulsbo as declared December 14 "Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Ships Parade Day"!
Each year, Rudolph (the red nose reindeer) leads Santa through the local waters of Puget Sound with greetings to those along the parade route (see route below). You are invited to send Santa a request for your own greeting to those you know along on the parade route. Send your greeting request to Santa@PoulsboYC.org.
Parade Route: The Parade leaves from outside the PYC Marina at 5:00 pm ( note: times are approximate).
5:00 p.m. proceed directly to downtown Poulsbo.
5:30 p.m. Head south, following the west side of Liberty Bay, to Keyport
7:40 p.m. Cross to Manzanita Bay and up the west side of Bainbridge Island through Agate Pass to the Suquamish dock
8:20 p.m. Return back down the west side of Agate Pass to Point Bolin
9:15 p.m. North to Lemolo and the east side of Liberty Bay passing Liberty Bay Marina – parade ends.
SUQUAMISH, WA- Clearwater Entertainment Presents: Adam Trent’s Holiday Magic!
On Saturday, Dec 21 come enjoy the magic of Adam Trent. Adam is one of the most televised magicians in the world, he has starred on Broadway 3 separate times, and is one of the few magicians in the world with his own TV series. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family – don’t miss the next generation of magic!
For additional info and to purchase tickets, please visit HERE.
SUQUAMISH, WA- White Horse Golf Club
Ugly Holiday Sweater Scramble
‘Tis the season! Rock your ugliest holiday sweater and come out for a fun day on the course! Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Prizes for best “Ugly Sweater,” longest drive, and closest to pin
10am Shotgun Start
$69 per person (includes golf, cart, sleeve of golf balls, lunch, & prize fund)
Call the White Horse Golf Shop at 360-297-4468 to reserve your spot!
PORT GAMBLE, WA- Santa's Workshop
Bring the kids for a fun-filled day of numerous holiday crafts, write a letter to Santa Claus, decorate ornaments and cookies, and of course meet the big man himself! (Saturday 10am - 4pm | Sunday 11am - 3pm) Everyone is welcome to take their own photos with Santa. Admission to Santa's Workshop is $5/child in the Walker-Ames House. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a can of food for donation to Share Net.
Proudly Hosted By:
Girls Scouts of Western Washington
Visitors will enjoy a variety of festival holiday activities, including horse-drawn hayrides through a town sparkling with over 100,000 holiday lights, craft-making for the kids at Santa’s workshop, followed by Western Washington’s only holiday fireworks display.
Saturday @ 5pm: Community Tree Lighting
Saturday @ 5:15pm: Fireworks display from Halo Fireworks
Get the details HERE.
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