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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!  

8th Annual Children's Christmas Market - Orcas Island
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Artist Pop Up! - San Juan Island
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until December 20, 2021
Holiday Open House & Art Show - San Juan Island
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021
Reception 12/3/21 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm; other showings by appointment
Occurs: Every day until January 03, 2022
Old-Fashioned Christmas Market - San Juan Island
Friday, Dec 10, 2021
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Occurs:  12/10/2021, 12/11/2021
A Jolly Holiday Happy Hour Soirée - Picnik San Juan - San Juan Island
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Peace Island Volunteers' Presents "A Christmas Shoppe" - San Juan Island
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
San Juan Singers: Comfort & Joy - San Jan Island
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021
Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Occurs:  12/11/2021, 12/12/2021
A Very Merry Cabaret Corner - San Juan Island
Friday, Dec 17, 2021
Doors 7:00 pm; Show 7:30 pm
Occurs:  12/17/2021, 12/18/2021
Home for the Holidays 2021
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
Saturday 7:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Occurs:  12/18/2021, 12/19/2021
On Screen: The Nutcracker (Bolshoi) - Orcas Island
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021
1:00 pm
Christmas Eve Dinner at Coho - Feast of the Seven Fishes - San Juan Island
Friday, Dec 24, 2021
Seating 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Dining Event at Coho: Ring in 2022 with Us! - San Juan Island
Friday, Dec 31, 2021
Seating 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Holiday Special - Third Night 50% Off!
Nov 01, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022

Book a three-night stay and get 50% off the third night Nov.-Feb. Must mention Holiday Special at time of booking.

Pebble Cove Farm
Winter Getaway
Nov 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Stay 1 Night, Save 10%. Stay 2 or more Nights, Save 20%!Cherish the Island Calm this winter. Get the massage you promised yourself months ago.  Take a long walk on the beach. Relax, enjoy and save with this Weekend Getaway Special!  Plus enjoy a FREE Hot towel add-on with any massage…
Bird Rock Hotel
Holiday Special at The Web Suites!
Nov 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
People love sneaking in a getaway on the island for the holidays and we are here to help you make your holiday dreams come true!  During the months of November and December, we are offering  BOOK 3+ NIGHTS and get 1 HALF OFF.   Call (360) 317-1798 to make your…
The Web Suites
The Longer You Stay the More You Save!
Nov 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Stay 1 nights & save 15%.  Stay 2 nights & save 20%! Stay 3 nights & save 25%!Come experience the holidays Island Style. The longer you stay the bigger the savings!  Get your shopping done in the relaxed atmosphere of San Juan Island or take a long walk on the…
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Comfort & Joy
Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021
Venture off the coast of ordinary this holiday season and treat yourself and those you like best to a luxurious penthouse, comfy sweet, or a cozy euro guestroom all while saving up to 20% off our standard now*Lodging only promotional rate is based on availability.  You must stay at…
Island Inn at 123 West
Sleigh INN
Nov 28, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021
Our Friday Harbor Ho-ho-hotel is the closest to the ferry and the furthest from ordinary.  If you’ve slayed-it the past twenty months, working, learning, or locking-it down, keep Sleigh-INN this holiday season.  Shake-off that resting Grinch face and have the final sleigh on how you holiday this year.Our Sleigh-INN package offers…
Island Inn at 123 West
Seaside Yuletide - Week-Long Stay Promotion
Dec 02, 2021 - May 15, 2022
Stay 7 nights and get 25% off lodging, café, spa reservations, and general store purchases – promo code DB25Make your Christmas holiday unforgettable this year, plan to celebrate at Doe Bay Resort from a cozy rural cabin on beautiful Orcas Island! Languish in the soaking tubs while enjoying the facility…
Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
View our Quiet Season Video
Lopez Islander Resort Holiday Craft Fair
View our Holiday Video
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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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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