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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.
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!
Celebrate local businesses at this nation-wide event.
Nov. 30, Merchant Holiday Window Contest winners announced. Windows must be decorated by 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 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. Java Gypsies will be on-site at the Cotton Building offering a specials kids’ hot cocoa for $1.00 – thank you Heidi!
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. 11-29, “Spirit of the Yule,” a holiday musical, is Port Townsend’s own Christmas Carol by Linda Dowdell and Denise Winter. KeyCityPublicTheatre.org
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 12-4 pm. Enjoy seasonal music and tasty treats. www.op-s.net
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
Subject to change
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, and generous Port Townsend merchants.