San Juan Islands Holiday Celebrations

Enjoy tree lighting, artisan gift fairs, dining and lodging specials

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Thank you to everyone who made these holiday events and specials possible in 2018! please check back for the updated 2019 schedule!

 

November 1 through December 31

Twinkling lights welcome you to the San Juans this holiday season, as the islands celebrate with events all month long. Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island celebrate the holidays with village tree lighting ceremonies, caroling, visits from Santa, holiday concerts and more. On all three islands, browse shops, galleries, and bookstores for that perfect gift. Enjoy a special holiday meal and a cozy weekend stay at an island hotel or bed & breakfast inn.

Holiday Events & LODGING SPECIALS
 

Lopez Island Events:

•  Nov. 23,  Lopez Village Holiday Lighting & Gathering 

•  Nov. 24,  Lopez Pre-School Annual Holiday Bazaar

•  Dec. 1 - 2, Lopez Islander Resort - Holiday Craft Fair

•  Dec. 8, Lopez Islander Resort Marina - First Annual Christmas Boat Lighting Party

•  Dec. 15, Lopez Center for the Community & Arts - Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

•  Dec. 16, Lopez Lions Club Christmas Ship

Orcas Island Events:

•  Nov. 23 - 24, Holiday Eastsound Art Walk

•  Nov. 23 - 24, Orcas Center - The Olga Symphony

•  Dec. 1, Deer Harbor Marina - Santa Claus Comes to Deer Harbor!

•  Dec. 1, Friends of the Orcas Island Library Holiday Tea

•  Dec. 1 - 2, Odd Fellows Hall - Eastsound's Artisan's Faire  

•  Dec. 7,  Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

•  Dec. 8, Stille Nacht - Silent Night

•  Dec. 8 - 9, Orcas Center - Orcas Choral Society: Making Spirits Bright

•  Dec. 13, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival - Leaves of Gold Concert

•  Dec. 15, Orcas Center -  Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema - The Nutcracker 

•  Dec. 16, Orcas Island Lions Club - Lions International Lions Ship

•  Dec. 16, Orcas Center - Annual Orcas Island Community Band "Holiday Concert"

•  Dec. 21, Orcas Center - Crow Valley String Band & Friends & Brograss

Friday Harbor/San Juan Island Events:

•  Nov. 3, Friday Harbor Chocolates & Cakes by Felicitations - Prepare to Savor the Holidays - Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting

•  Nov. 16 - 17, Mullis Center - Holiday Artisan Craft Fair

•  Nov. 23 - 24, San Juan Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace

•  Nov. 30, Friday Harbor House Restaurant - Holiday Tree Lighting at Friday Harbor House

•  Dec.1, Island Lights Festival

•  Dec. 1, San Juan Community Theatre - Holiday Festival 

•  Dec. 1, The Whale Museum - Holiday Treats & Crafts

•  Dec. 1 - 16, Friday Harbor Winterfest

•  Dec. 7, The Whale Museum - Double Indulgence: A Grown-up Event

•  Dec. 8,  Old-Fashioned Christmas Market at Brickworks 

•  Dec. 8  & 9,  San Juan Community Theatre - San Juan Singers Holiday Concert

•  Dec. 9, FOLKS - Lime Kiln Point State Park Holiday Celebration

•  Dec. 15 - 16,  Salish Sea Nutcracker Ballet & Tea Party

•  Dec. 20, Friday Harbor Chocolates & Cakes by Felicitations - Holiday Desserts and Port/Sherry Wine Tasting

• Dec. 20 - 24, Island Stage Left - Christmas Memories - Note: Thursday, Dec. 20 performance is canceled due to illness and possibly more.

•  Dec. 22, San Juan Island Grange Hall - Acoustic Band "Sea Stars" - Celebrates Solstice

•  Dec. 23, San Juan Community Theatre - The Nutcracker

•  Dec. 29, Annual Christmas Bird Count

•  Dec. 31, Lakedale Resort - Rock in the New Year at Lakedale!

Lodging Specials
Orcas Island:

•  Nov. 1 - Jan. 1, Pebble Cove Farm - Holiday Special $50 Off

• Nov. 1 - Jan. 30, Old Trout Inn - Holiday Special & Barn Tour

•   Dec. 7-15 & 28-31. Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast - Winter Delight!

•  Dec. 21 - Jan. 15, Turtleback Farm Inn - Holiday & Winter Gift

•  Dec. 28 - Jan. 2, Doe Bay Resort & Retreat - New Year’s Resolution Promo

Friday Harbor/San Juan Island:

•  Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, Driftwood Farm Cottage - Holiday Cottage Special Third Night $100 Off

•  Nov. 11 - Dec. 31. Discovery Inn - Holiday Romance Getaway

•  Dec. 10 - Jan. 17, Island Inn at 123 West - Comfort & Joy

 

Restaurant & Other Specials
 

Holiday Restaurant, Specialty Foods, Wine Specials. Outdoor & Spa Specials:

 

Lopez Island:

•  Nov. 24, Lopez Center for Community & the Arts - Jingle Bell Dinner

•  Dec.31, Ursa Minor - New Year's Eve 7-Course Tasting Menu with Chef Nick Coffey

Orcas Island:

•  Nov. 22, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa - 2018 Thanksgiving Buffet

•  Dec. 7, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Sap - Wine Dinner at The Mansion with Mark Ryan Winery

•  Dec. 24 - 25, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa - Elegant Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Prix Fixe Menus

•  Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa - New Year's Eve Gala Seafood Buffet Party & New Year's Day Brunch

Friday Harbor/San Juan Island:

•  Nov. 22, Coho Restaurant - Thanksgiving Dinner

•  Dec. 25, Coho Restaurant - Christmas Dinner 

•  Dec. 31, Coho Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration