Holidays in Port Townsend

A Flurry Of Winter Fun in Port Townsend!

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Holiday Happenings

Nov. 24, Black Friday—Kick off of Main Street Flurry of Winter Fun campaign. Let the shopping begin!

Nov. 24-25, Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Fair in Uptown.

Nov. 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” 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. 25, Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, “Spirit of the Yule,” a holiday musical, is Port Townsend’s own Christmas Carol by Linda Dowdell and Denies Winter.

Dec. 2, Toys for Tots hosted by KiwanisFill 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. 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 refreshmsantaents 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 Pope Marine Building, 100 Madison Street.

Dec. 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.

Dec. 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. Meet in front of Pope Marine Park (On Water St. between Madison & Monroe Streets)

Dec. 9, 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. 16, Aldrich’s Gingerbread Contest in Uptown  – on display through January 14, 2017. Drop off your creations at Aldrich’s Market, 940 Lawrence St. from Dec. 16th – Dec. 30th 2017, Judging Takes Place: January 6th, 2018. 

Dec. 16, Big Brass Yule Ball Father Christmas will be on hand, along with plenty of mistletoe to steam up the holidays with music from Olympic Express Big Band. Whether you rock gears and goggles, bustle or bowler, this is holiday opportunity to come out and kick it old school. Coordinated by Olympic Peninsula Steam

Dec. 16, 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. Details at vicfest.orgchoo choo rides 2014

Dec. 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. Meet in front of Pope Marine Park (On Water St. between Madison & Monroe Streets)

Dec. 31, First Night Celebration coordinated by the Jefferson County Historical Society ( – 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.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Chef’s Dinner at Taps at the Guardhouse, Fort Worden  

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Brunch at Fort Worden Commons

MAIN STREET ORNAMENT ~ Purchase a collectible Main Street Christmas ornament featuring original art by Jolene Sunding showcasing the historic Fire Bell Tower. Ornaments are $12, proceeds help fund the holiday activities of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


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The Holidays in Port Townsend are sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Enjoy PT, SOS Printing, and generous Port Townsend merchants.

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4 Comments on “Holidays in Port Townsend”

  1. The website for the open parlour tours is not working. We would like to visit at that time. What Saturday’s are the open parlour tours in this December? We’d also also like to visit the Christmas craft fairs. Could you tell me when they are being held? Thank you.

    1. Hi Joanne,
      I just sent an inquiry to Olympic Peninsula Steam about the Open Parlor Tours. They are still working on these and do not have anything lined up yet.

      The Jefferson County Holiday Fair will be Nov. 4 & 5 –
      The Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Fair is Nov. 25 & 26 –
      Merchant Open House and Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26.
      We have our annual tree lighting on Dec. 3.

      We are still planning the Holiday Season and will update our website as we finalize info.

      Dawn Pierson
      Program Coordinator
      The Port Townsend Main Street Program

    1. Hi,
      We can mail one to you if you would like. Postage is around $4.
      Please email if you are interested in having us mail one.

      Thank you,
      Dawn Pierson
      The Port Townsend Main Street Program

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