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English: A photograph of the Bellingham Cruise...

Bellingham Cruise Terminal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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: Live Christmas Music, Gingerbread House Contest, horse drawn wagon rides, children’s art activities, free hot cider and cookies, visits w/Santa (photographer available), Lighted Boat Parade (4:30pm-6:00pm, Saturday). Bring a non-perishable food item for the Bellingham Food Bank and receive a FREE photo keychain from Artiem Photography.
  • Where: Bellingham Cruise Terminal (Alaska Ferry), 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham [map]
  • When: Fri, December 5, 2008, 12:00pm-8.00pm | Sat, December 6, 11:00am-6:00pm | Sun, December 7, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission: FREE

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Interstate 5, southbound–

1.) Take exit 250 for WA-11 S/Old Fairhaven Parkway toward Chuckanut Drive
2.) Turn right at Old Fairhaven Pkwy/WA-11
3.) Continue on Donovan Ave
4.) Continue on 10th St
5.) Turn left at Harris Ave

From Interstate 5, northbound–

1.) Take exit 250 for WA-11 S/Old Fairhaven Pkwy toward Chuckanut Drive
2.) Turn left at Old Fairhaven Pkwy/WA-11
3.) Continue on Donovan Ave
4.) Continue on 10th St
5.) Turn left at Harris Ave

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Christmas in Bellingham

There’s more going on locally today, tomorrow, and Sunday, than on any other weekend in December, including the Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival (free), the Lighted Boat Parade on Bellingham Bay, and a free concert by the Bellingham Bagpipe Band at Whatcom Museum. For a complete listing of this weekend’s events,  see the Christmas Calendar.

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