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Thanksgiving through New Years in the Islands

Twinkling lights welcome you to the San Juans this holiday season, as the islands celebrate with events and specials from Thanksgiving to New Years! Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island celebrate the holidays with Thanksgiving dinners in local restaurants, artisan markets, 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 or enjoy a special meal and a cozy weekend stay at an island hotel or bed & breakfast inn. We're always adding new events so please check back often!

Check out our online Gift Guide and order something for yourself or a loved one! Shop local and support small businesses, creative makers, and island entrepreneurs this holiday season by choosing from this list of creative gifts!  

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Lopez Islander Resort Holiday Craft Fair
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Brighten Up The Holiday Season - Island Style

The holiday season in the San Juans is full of small-town traditions, locals greeting each other on the street, and time to reflect on what really matters. This season, celebrate with a winter forest hike or walk on a stormy beach, a great meal fireside, and holiday spirit with friends new and old.

7 Ways to Mix Up Holiday Cheer

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, a home made cocktail can help to make the season bright. Try these San Juan Islands-inspired recipes, courtesy of the restaurants and resorts on Orcas Island, Lopez Island and San Juan Island. Enjoy!

Winter Paradise in the San Juan Islands

Visit the towns, hamlets and villages on the three main islands—all decked in holiday lights. Stroll an empty beach, browse in uncrowded shops and indulge in spas, local wines, and delicious cuisine. The perfect winter retreat, the San Juans are waiting for you this December, January and February!

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