Anacortes Coastal Christmas

We all know the holidays will look a little different this year – but here are all the ways we can still connect and celebrate some holiday cheer! Below you will find a collection of community events you and your family can attend from the safety of your home or car.


Coastal Christmas Tree “Virtual” Lighting

December 4, at 6pm, jingle all the way to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page to watch the annual Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony via Facebook Live! Special guests include Mayor Laurie Gere and the Town Crier.

Click here to go to the Facebook Event Page.


Santa Claus is Coming to Zoom

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, signing into Zoom. Santa set some time aside from all his work at the North Pole to meet with you and your family virtually!

The elves are scheduling meetings in 10 min time slots for Saturday, December 5th, and Sunday, December 6th from 10 am-1 pm.

Click here to sign up


Anacortes Community Light Show

Hop, skip, or jump into your car and take a drive through town for the Anacortes Community Light Show! Crank up the holiday music and enjoy the magic of decorations and light displays provided by your local businesses and organizations! Vote for your favorite display December 11-18th!

A map of participating businesses will be online at the link below and available for pick up in person at the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce or at the City of Anacortes. 

Click here to learn more or get a map.


Celebrate the Season

Celebrate virtually with the Anacortes Schools Foundation this December and support Anacortes students! It’s going to be super fun and it’s only $12 per household! Register by November 25th and you’ll also get a FREE exclusive event bag and a chance to win a “12 Ways to Celebrate” prize!

Click here to learn more.


Delight Your Ears with Yuletide Cheers

Grab a mug of cocoa and listen in as a group of community carolers treat us to beautiful renditions of our favorite Christmas songs.

Click here to listen in.


Are You Ready To Experience Anacortes?

Want to learn more about things to do in Anacortes, Washington? Our website has lots of information on Anacortes restaurants, activities, and special events to help guide your plans for an island getaway. You can also find our Experience Anacortes app in the Apple Store and on Google Play.