Brighten Up The Holiday Season - Island Style

Experience the spirit of the Holidays in the magical, natural beauty of the islands. Snug firesides, uncrowded shops, and artisan gifts bring sparkle to a winter getaway! The holiday season in the San Juans is a bit like a Hallmark movie, with 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.

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Tree lightings and holiday markets, as well as lodging and dining specials can be found on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island.

Lopez Island

In Lopez Village, a holiday tradition brings the town together every year in the Village for cookies, cider, and caroling. Enjoy small-town charm and island hospitality at its finest at the Village Lighting ceremony.

Orcas Island

On the Village Green in Eastsound, Santa and Mrs. Kringle visit with local children and the Orcas Island Community Band plays holiday favorites. Stand in awe as the 20-foot evergreen in the center of town is lit with hundreds of lights and the community celebrates the beginning of the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting.  

San Juan Island

In Friday Harbor, the Winterfest celebration includes lighting the town, an old-fashioned holiday market, a holiday concert, and more! Hundreds of people gather to drink hot cider and watch as the town illuminates the waterfront, while carolers ring in the holiday season.

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Fall through winter is the perfect time for quiet strolls on the beach, spa days, sipping local wines, and savoring delicious bakery treats and island-grown cuisine. Spend some time exploring island culture & history at the museums, meet local artists at a gallery, browse bookshops, or relax by the fire.

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