Anacortes Coastal Christmas

Friends and families stroll through our illuminated downtown, gather around the Coastal Christmas Tree, and join together to sing carols.

Friends and families stroll through our illuminated downtown, gather around the Coastal Christmas Tree, and join together to sing carols.

Friends and families stroll through our illuminated downtown, gather around the Coastal Christmas Tree, and join together to sing carols.

Join us for an Anacortes Coastal Christmas! Friends and families stroll through our illuminated downtown, gather around the Coastal Christmas Tree, and join together to sing carols. With music, events, and festive cheer, Anacortes shines brightly all month long.

With dozens of local activities throughout the season, there is something for everyone. The holiday season is a magical time to visit, with the town lit up for the winter nights, amazing offers on local hotels and bed & breakfasts, and warm inviting eateries to welcome you in from your brisk hikes in local parks or strolls down Commercial Avenue.

Check back soon for additions to our list of local community events.


Anacortes Coastal Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 6pm, Anacortes Chamber 
Jingle all the way down to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce for the Coastal Christmas Tree Lighting, live music, hot cocoa, and Santa Claus!


Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 8am-11am
Come enjoy a hot breakfast with your family and friends. Santa will be on-site for visits and photos. There will be made and take crafts and festive holiday entertainment for you to enjoy while you eat your breakfast. $8 per ticket. The fee includes breakfast, a photo, and a take-home craft. Pre-registration is required for this event and it will fill up quickly. Register here: https://anacortesparksandrecreation.sportsites.com/player#Root10692fa40-2e87-45a1-a030-6d7fd84295d60

2 seatings: 8am-9:30am & 9:30am-11am
Location : Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221


Walk with Santa Parade

December 4, 11am
Join us for a parade featuring community groups and of course, Santa Claus! The parade begins at 3rd Street and Commercial and will journey throughout downtown ending on 10th Street.


Wonderland Walk

December 10-11, 5pm-8pm, at Washington Park
Come enjoy the spirit of the holidays at the Wonderland Walk at Washington Park. The campground will be decorated with holiday cheer by local groups and organizations, and there will be live music, campfires, and hot chocolate. We recommend you bring a flashlight to guide yourself through the event.


Celebrate the Season Holiday Fair

December 11, 11am-5pm, at the Port Transit Shed
Free pictures with Santa, student marketplace, live entertainment, and more!

December 11, 11am-2:30pm, at the Port Transit Shed
Free Ornament and Cookie Decorating

December 11, 2:30pm-4:30pm, at the Port Transit Shed

Fidalgo Island Rotary Gingerbread Decorating Contest


Rockin’ Yule Bizzare

December 18, 6pm-10pm
A’town’s festive, musical showcase starring our local favorites! See short sets of holiday music or yule performance. Local Beer from Rockfish to keep you fueled for dancin’. Oh, come all ye fun lovin’ festive people! Derek Eisel & Bobbi Jo Blessings, Pearl Tottenham, The Enthusiasts, Savanna Woods, The Mosstones, Whiskey Fever, Gems & Genies, Tuscan Harper, Turn & Talk, and more! This concert benefits Anacortes Music Project (501 c3), which presents this and many other local musical events! All Ages! $10 Brown Paper Tickets, $15 at the door. Under 15 free. https://yulebizzarre.brownpapertickets.com