2013 Victorian Holidays in Port Townsend
Community Treelighting and Santa Visit
Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 pmCome to Port Townsend for the Holidays! The street lamps and store windows will be decorated in the spirit of the season, festive events fill the calendar and Santa starts his world tour in Port Townsend December 7th at 4:30 pm at the Community Treelighting at Haller Fountain. There will be a caroling program by The Wild Rose Chorale and PT Coda Youth Chorus, and a reading from Key City Public Theatre.
Please note: The Port Townsend Police Volunteers will close Taylor Street
from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for public safety at this event.
The Victorian Holidays in Port Townsend are sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, First Federal, Enjoy Port Townsend and participating businesses.
THANK YOU to everyone who has been supporting local businesses through the “Santa Shops Here” promotion. Due to overwhelming interest, this aspect of the holiday promotion is nearly done but there are still endless reasons to shop, dine and stay in town over the holidays!
One-of-a-kind gifts, festive decorations and memorable events make our town a wonderful place to be in December.
SAILING ON SILVER SEAS!
MERCHANT HOLIDAY WINDOW CONTEST
“Silver Seas and Sparkling Trees
Shops Aglow with Holiday Light
Make the Season Merry and Bright”
CONGRATULATIONS TICKLED PINK!!
Very Welcoming, Aglow with Holiday Light!
Honorable Mention Windows:
The Antique Mall --Sailing on Silver Seas
Lanza’s Restaurant --festive exterior lights
The Palace Hotel (for a very merry train in the window)...
Saturday, Nov. 30th Merchants' Holiday Open House
Small Business Saturday--shop and dine at our unique businesses
More about Small Business Saturday here --customers can sign up for a $10 rebate for shopping/dining in town that day at businesses which accept American Express.
• 2-4 pm Caroling in the streets with The Wild Rose Chorale
• In-store treats and specials; many shops open later. Bring your American Express card and shop in town.
Saturday, Dec. 7th at 4:30 pm
Community Tree lighting/Santa Visit
Caroling in the streets! Santa arrives by Engine No. 3, Port Townsend’s vintage white fire truck. The truck brings Santa to Haller Fountain at Washington & Taylor Streets for the Treelighting at 4:30 pm.
First Saturday Gallery Walk, “PT Shorts” Dramatic Performance, merchant open houses and shops open later.
December 14th Yule Festival
1-6 pm World’s End, 1020 Water Street
Caroling, readings, refreshments, plus a visit from Father Christmas!
Come shop in the historic districts and take a little break at the Yule Festival. Coordinated by Olympic Peninsula Steam. Click here for more details.
Also December 14th Victorian Homes Tour from 1-5 pm CLICK HERE to learn more or buy tickets for this event which benefits the Victorian Festival.
Holiday Shopping Wrap Up!
Stores Open Later December 20 & 21st
Hundreds of last minute gift ideas for everyone on your list! Do it yourself wrap stations
with complimentary wrapping paper and supplies, Uptown at Uptown Nutrition and Downtown at 911 Water Street. The O’Meara dancers will wrap for you for a donation if you wish. Ornament making for children downtown while you wrap.
Main Street ornaments featuring the Centennial of the Schooner Adventuress make great stocking stuffers--buy one for a gift and bring one home for your tree.
First Night Celebration Dec. 31
First Night is a Jefferson Museum of Art and History-sponsored family-friendly alcohol-free New Year's Eve community celebration focusing on art, culture and heritage. All activities take place in and around Port Townsend's historic City Hall between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on December 31.