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San Juan Island
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
San Juan Historical Museum

Start your holiday season off right by attending a time-honored island tradition. The event is the museum’s way of giving thanks to the community for its continuing support. The museum buildings will be decorated in holiday finery and the winter wonderland train set—a delight for children of all ages—returns again. This year, we will be welcoming Santa as our special guest, with digital children’s portraits available for $5 from Dustrude Photography. (Offering special holiday pricing on additional photo items).

Join in traditional caroling led by the Island Chordsmen Plus and roast a marshmallow at the crackling fire pit. Warm up with hearty chili or world famous Ivar’s Clam Chowder, Chili from Ernie's Cafe, hot apple cider, and festive baked goodies galore.

It’s a free event and donations are welcomed. Come one, come all and come hungry!  Time is from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please contact the museum for further information at 360.378.3949 or www.sjmuseum.org & www.historicsanjuans.org  

Friday Harbor
Sponsored by
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:30 pm
285 Spring St.

As we move from the Autumn into Winter, we see the seasons transition. As the world around us grows colder and darker, we invite you to come into the warmth of Lavendera for an evening talk about transitioning from this life and what broadening our perceptions about this experience can offer. Many may find the spark of inspiration in this talk to open to the wisdom of transition. Led by Sam Buck.

Orcas Island
Sponsored by
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Orcas Hotel

Prime Rib special every Thursday night! Starting November 20th we are bringing back prime rib night. Choice prime rib served with organic vegetables, baked potato, au jus, and creamy horseradish. Full menu is still availble and we have vegetarian options as well. 

San Juan Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Memorial Park

Join in as Friday Harbor lights up the tree and raises a joyful noise! The Island Lights Festival kicks off the holiday season on December 5, with a bigger-than-ever village tree lighting at Memorial Park.

At 4:30 p.m., before the lighting, bundle up and meet at Memorial Park to hear the Island Chordsmen Barbershop Singers sing great old Christmas songs. There will also be holiday wreaths for sale.  At 4:50 p.m. there will be community caroling, and at 5:00 p.m., the festivities continue with the official tree lighting followed by more community singing plus the Eagle Spirit Choir.

Visit The Whale Museum for holiday treats & goodies & shopping from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Friday Harbor shops will be twinkling with lights and open for business, so you can find the perfect gift of jewelry, clothing, books or local food products.  Join in the old-fashioned community fun all through the month of December with holiday concerts, plays and events.

 

 

 

 

 

Orcas Island
Sponsored by
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Orcas Hotel

Live music in Octavia's Bistro in the Orcas Hotel! Martin Lund and Gene Nery are preforming every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Come early to find a seat! Reservations for parties of 6 and over only. 

Orcas Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Village Green, North Beach Road

Come share some hot cider & cookies as the Community Band plays holiday favorites, and Santa & Mrs Claus entertain the little ones.

Schedule of Events: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Hot Cider and Cookies from Chamber members 4:00 p.m.: Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive Village Green 4:15 p.m.: Music from the Orcas Island Community Band 5:00 p.m.: Lighting of the tree; then Shop Eastsound for your holiday gifts!  

San Juan Island
Sponsored by
Friday, December 5, 2014
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Whale Museum,

The Whale Museum is hosting a holiday open house until 6:30 p.m.  Come to Friday Harbor’s Tree Lighting and enjoy the festivities. After the Tree Lighting, there will be holiday refreshments and goodies to enjoy in the gallery at The Whale Museum. Visitors will also receive a 20% off coupon for any merchandise in the gift shop. 

San Juan Island
Sponsored by
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Brickworks, 150 Nichols St.

An Enchanted Evening four-course dinner with live music and auction. This is a fundraising dinner and auction for Community Solar for Our Schools project is sponsored by the San Juan Islands Conservation District.  The program will provide four solar-electric systems to produce energy for our local schools, reducing their electricity costs while providing incentive payment to community members who pay for a portion of the system cost up front.

Tickets are available at The Bean Café and Griffin Bay Bookstore.  For more information:  Call 376-6621 or email solar@sjislandscd.org

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, December 5, 2014 to Sunday, January 25, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
540 Spring Street

If ever there was an appropriate name for an art exhibition, it is the one-word title given the highly-anticipated first show at IMA:  Unveiling: the Best of IMA Artists’ Registry.  A vast and varied annual showcase of island artists’ work in all media including painting, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and textiles, much of it for sale. 

See the new IMA, support local artists and complete your holiday shopping with a truly creative gift. The Artists' Registry has been a jewel in IMA's crown for many years, and the dramatic glass and steel building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor will open its doors to showcase them just in time for the holidays.  The show will run through January 25. Opening party is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5 in the New IMA Building. 

Don't miss IMA's Grand Opening February 14 with a show entitled Illuminated: Glass by William Morris 1998-2013

Orcas Island
Sponsored by
Saturday, December 6, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Always festive and full of surprises, Orcas Choral Society’s Holiday offering will delight your whole family. Join us as we continue the tradition of sharing great choral music with our community.

Dates & Show Times: Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

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