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 30th and Saturday, December 7th. Port Townsend has holiday shopping covered–there are thousands of great gifts available in the historic districts—Uptown and Downtown. Individually-owned businesses offer the 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.

Thanks to our participating merchants for making it merrier in Port Townsend!



Let’s Light Up Port Townsend!



Merry Events

Nov. 28, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov. 29, Black Friday – Let the local shopping begin!

Nov. 29-30, Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Fair in Uptown.

Nov. 29-Dec. 28, Key City Public Theatre – Merry Falls. 

Nov. 30, 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.” The Wild Rose Chorale sings on the street from 2 to 4 pm, Uptown and Downtown.

Nov. 30, Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced. Windows must be decorated before 4:00 PM Friday, November 29th to be considered for the judging.

Dec. 7, 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 “Reindeer Region at the Legion”,  stop by the American Legion at 209 Monroe Street. Ornament-making, crafts and refreshments from 5-7 pm. Sponsored by The American Legion, Kitsap Bank & Port Townsend Kiwanis. Media sponsor: KPTZ 91.9 FM

Dec. 7, 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.

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Dec. 13, Noon to 5 pm KPTZ Tossed Salad Holiday Extravaganza

Live from the Jefferson Museum of Art and History in Historic City Hall! Local music, lively personalities! Family-friendly, free fun.

Dec. 14, 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. 14, Open Parlor Tours – Visit historic inns and homes of Port Townsend with their halls bedecked for the holidays. Self-guided tours run 1-4 pm. Enjoy seasonal music and tasty treats.

Dec. 14, Big Brass Yule Ball – 7-10pm at the American Legion. We’re looking to steam up the holidays with music in the dark of the year. Whether you rock gears and goggles, bustle or bowler, this is the holiday opportunity to come out and kick it old school. Olympic Express Big Band brings sassy, brassy horns and rhythm for an absinth-infused evening of dancing. Tickets:

Dec. 21, 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 the Northwest Maritime Center.

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.