Holiday Events

December brings the buzz of holiday spirit to the Kitsap Peninsula. Why not take off an extra day or two and make it a nice long weekend? It's a perfect time to rest, relax, shop or take in some holiday light displays and spend some quality, one-on-one time with those you love. Visit our lodging page for warm and comfy places for you or out of town guests to stay on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula - Cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region are glowing with bright colored lights, festive window displays, and lots of holiday cheer to share. Celebrate tree lightings, lighted boat parades, and lots of shopping and food options from Kingston to Gig Harbor. Some stores even have shipping options to in-town and out of town recipients. So send something special while shopping local on the Kitsap Peninsula. Happy Holidays! 

Aside from the holiday events listed below check out our Calendar of Event page for upcoming holiday activities happening on the Kitsap Peninsula with filters for type of event, location and dates.

D E C E M B E R  E V E N T S

December 4-January 9 - Winter in the Woods at Bloedel Reserve
Welcome in the holiday season with a brand new family-friendly, outdoor experience at Bainbridge Island's Bloedel Reserve. Discover handcrafted and decorated snow people along the wooded trails. Hang a wish for the coming year on the Community Wishing Tree. For more info and reserve your timed-tickets click here.  

December 3-5 - Bainbridge Island Virtual Studio Tour
The annual Winter Studio Tour celebrates local, hand-crafted art. 
Regional artists jury in to the winter art show, and sell their work at
Island artists’ studios and historic community halls.
Click here for details.

December 3-19 - WWCA Holiday Variety Show
Celebrate the Holidays this season at WWCA in downtown Port Orchard! Join in on a night of singing, dancing, & festive performances that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Their talented group of carolers and youth ensemble will perform numerous songs, including arrangements written by our former Music Director, Bruce Ewen. Performances Friday, Saturday and Sundays thru December 19. For tickets and info click here.

December 4 - Julefest at Poulsbo Sons of Norway
Experience Taste of Norway street food, Nordic Market with vendors selling jewelry, rosemaling collectables, wooden crafts, candles, soaps, many other local handcrafted items and silent auction. At dusk, Lucia is ushered to shore in a Viking boat! She lights the bonfire and Viking King recites the Winter Solstice Proclamation! Click here to learn more.

December 4 - Kingston Cove Christmas
Don't miss a FANTASTIC display of lights and tree lighting, Santa, holiday music with Danny Vernon as Elvis, food, wine and spirits and more! You won’t want to miss this fun and exciting day of holiday activities for the whole family in beautiful Kingston! Light display will run nightly through Jan 9th, 2022.

December 4Port Orchard Festival of Chimes & Lights & Tree Lighting
In lieu of the traditional events this year to keep everyone safe, the Festival of Chimes and Lights will feature a slow-rolling drive-thru in downtown Port Orchard from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on December 4th. Come join the fun by loading up your car with family and friends (include some snacks), and join us as we drive through downtown Port Orchard!

December 4-5 - The Nutcracker
The Peninsula Dance Theatre presents this timeless ballet that brings both young and old together. December 4 & 5 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at www.peninsuladancetheatre.org

December 5 - Poulsbo Community Orchestra - Sleighs & Spirits
Enjoy this holiday concert presenting some holiday favorites, as well as some new takes on some old classics. Topping off the concert will be a musical rendition of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, complete with narrator and illustrations!  Click here to reserve your
free tickets today! Concert take place at North Point Church.  

December 9-12 & 16-19 - Holiday at Fay
Share in the joy of this festive holiday season from the warmth of your own vehicle at the drive-thru holiday event at Fay Bainbridge Park! Drive down the hill listening to your favorite holiday music, and you will be met with an illuminated show of festive cheer! Bring your family, friends, and a thermos of cocoa or hot cider! Register online at biparks.org using Activity #541012, $20/vehicle

December 11-12 - Port Gamble Country Christmas
Visitors will enjoy a variety of festive holiday activities including horse-drawn hayrides through a town sparkling with over 100,000 holiday lights, pony rides, holiday shopping, craft-making for the kids at Santa’s workshop, followed by Western Washington’s only holiday fireworks display.

December 12 - Bainbridge Island Symphony Orchestra Strings Concert
Enjoy this special holiday concert with songs of the season. For tickets click here. 

December 17-18 - Northwest Dance School - A Winter's Tale 
This holiday dance production is complete with classical ballet, along with modern and tap dance. It’s A Christmas Carol, meets Nutcracker… a unique story that blends two of your favorite holiday time stories into one! This festive show is both entertaining and endearing, endearing, enjoyed by adults and kids of all ages! 

December 18 - Christmas at the Roxy 
Join the historic Roxy Theatre for the holidays! They are wrapping up our 80th Anniversary celebration with a couple of classic Christmas movies and a Holiday Reception. Click here to get your tickets today! 

December 21- The Polar Express Film 
The Admiral Theatre presents one of the most highly visual movies you'll ever see! Inspired by the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole in a tale of self-discovery and belief in the possible. Click here to buy tickets.

MORE INFO TO COME AS EVENTS BECOME AVAILABLE...

 

Visit us at www.VisitKitsap.com/Calendar for more events through December and New Year Eve Celebrations. 

U-Cut Christmas Trees

Choosing your own tree is a wonderful way to get family and friends into the holiday spirit!  You'll find a number of locations right here on the Kitsap Peninsula. Some locations also have holiday wreaths and other items for holiday decorating. If you know of a location not included in this list, please send an email to

Bacon's Christmas Tree Farm9381 W Belfair Valley Rd, Bremerton - Open 8:30am-4:30pm, Nov 20 - Dec 12th. Nov 25 - 8:30am-noon.   

Five Springs Tree Farm 3263 SE Five Springs Lane  Olalla, WA - pre-cut & you-cut - Nov 27, then following Sat and Sundays while supplies last. 9 am - 4 pm all days open.

Huberts Christmas Tree 4601 Seabeck Hwy NW Bremerton, WA - pre-cut & you-cut - Open 9 - 5 daily starting November 20 thru Dec 15.

Olmsted Tree Farm - 17526 Clear Creek Rd, NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370 - pre-cut & you-cut - Opening day Nov 26, 7 days a week. Convenient tree delivery to your doorstep is back. 10:30 am - Dusk | Fri, Sat & Sun 9 am - Dusk

The Wreath Works  - 15384 Glenwood Road SW, Port Orchard 98367 - pre-cut & you-cut - Open daily thru December 12th  (unless they run low before) 9:00am to 4pm.

Christmas Traditions Tree Farm - 9992 Sidney Road, Port Orchard 98367 - pre-cut & you-cut - Mon: noon - 4:30 pm, Thurs: noon - 4:30 pm,  Fri 9 am -3:30 pm.

Bainbridge Island Farms -13610 Manzanita Rd. NE & 9229 Day Road, Bainbridge Island 98110 -  Open daily 9 am - 5 pm

2021 Lighted Boat Parade Schedule

2021 Lighted Boat Parade Schedule

December 10-11 - Bremerton Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade 
Each year BYC sponsors a lighted boat on a Friday and Saturday night during the Christmas Season. Routes: Phinney Bay, Port WA Narrows, Sinclair Inlet - Friday. Phinney Bay, Oyster Bay & Dyes Inlet - Saturday. Click here for route and map. 

December 11 - Poulsbo Lighted Boat Parade
This year marks the 52nd Anniversary of this wonderful holiday tradition. Lighted ships will leave at 4:45 pm at the Poulsbo Yacht Club (PYC) along the Poulsbo waterfront, Liberty Bay, passing Keyport, and cross to Manzanita Bay through Agate Pass, Suquamish dock and return down west side of Agate Pass, Point Bolin & North to Lemolo and east side of Liberty Bay. Click here for Route Map. Along the route Santa will call out greetings.

December 11- Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade
A parade of boats, well decorated with sparkling lights, will pass twice around the harbor. The parade is sponsored by the Gig Harbor Yacht Club.

Shop Local Retail for the holidays

Shop Local Retail for the holidays

The holiday shopping season is here. Most local businesses are open according to new guidelines. Alternatively, you can shop at some of your favorite retail shops online and shipped direct to your home. Check out our Local Shops and Retailers page for local shops, boutiques services, art galleries, wine and flower shops.