Holidays in Port Townsend

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Winter fun in Port Townsend! Yuletide events, roving carolers and Port Townsend’s own holiday musical add to the festive spirit. Many stores will be open later and offer in-store treats on Saturday, November 28th and Saturday, December 5th. Port Townsend has holiday shopping covered–there are thousands of great gifts available in the historic districts—Uptown and Downtown. Individually-owned businesses offer a personal touch and are a welcome contrast to anonymous malls or online buying. Gifts purchased from destination stores, restaurant gift certificates, movie passes, theatre tickets, nonprofit event tickets, and local artwork are examples of thoughtful gifts loved ones will remember long after the holidays.


2020 Merry Events

Nov. 26, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov. 27, Black Friday – Let the local shopping begin!

Nov. 27-Dec. 27, Key City Public Theatre – Merry Falls. 

Nov. 28th, Main Street Small Business Saturday & Merchant Holiday Open House!
Port Townsend has gifts covered! Get a jump on holiday shopping. Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event by “shopping small.

Dec. 5th, 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 “Reindeer Region at the Legion”,  stop by the American Legion at 209 Monroe Street. Ornament-making, crafts, and refreshments from 5-7 pm. 

Dec. 5, 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. 12-28, “Spirit of the Yule,” a holiday musical, is Port Townsend’s own Christmas Carol by Linda Dowdell and Denise Winter.

Dec. 31, First Night Celebration 

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society

Subject to change



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The Holidays in Port Townsend are coordinated by the Port Townsend Main Street Program and sponsored by Enjoy PT, KPTZ  91.9FM Radio Port Townsend, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Kitsap Bank, The American Legion and generous Port Townsend merchants.