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The Holiday Port Festival  is a free, family-friendly event held December 7, 8, 9, 2012, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. [MAP]

This is the Port’s signature event for the community and includes:

  • Art activities with Allied Arts teaching artists
  • Fire truck and horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Free cookies and hot apple cider
  • Free performances by local choirs, bands, and dancers
  • Gingerbread house display
  • Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus.
  • Gingerbread House Contest, 2008Food drive to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank (non-perishable food items)
  • 6:15 – 7:20pm, Friday and Saturday only.    Lighted boat parade put on by the Bellingham Yacht Club. The boat parade route goes from Squalicum Harbor to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Times listed are estimates only. On Friday, boats will leave Squalicum Harbor at 6pm, and can not pass by the terminal until after the Alaska Ferry has departed. Bad weather will cancel the boat parade. 

 

For more information, schedule of daily performances, etc., see the official website.

Bellingham Lighted Boat Parade, December 2008

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  • What: Large selection of holiday gifts, decorations & edibles. 28th Annual Event.
    • Where: Alaska Ferry Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA [map]
    • When:
      • Thu, November 19, 5:30 – 9:30pm
      • Fri, November 20, 9:30am – 9:30pm
      • Sat, Nov 21 9:30am – 5:30pm

    • Admission and parking FREE

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    The Christmas Calendar covers events in both the Whatcom County area and throughout Western Washington, with occasional listings from lower mainland British Columbia. Calendar listings will increase with time as information on events becomes available, so check back often.

    I will be happy to list your holiday event, or events which you have heard about, on the calendar if you send all the pertinent details in an e-mail to simplyxmas09@gmail.com.

    The calendar may be accessed in the right sidebar.

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    There’s a great turnout for this contest every year, and some awesome creativity to admire. The port festival runs today at the Alaska Ferry Terminal, from 11:00am-5:00pm, so there’s still an opportunity to go and  have a look for yourselves!

    Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival Gingerbread House Contest

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    The rain let up, it wasn’t too cold, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. All around, it was very festive. Particularly impressive was the towering Christmas tree with the star at top.

    Bellingham Lighted Boat Parade, December 2008

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