331 Things to Do in Port Angeles, Washington – #86 Holiday Event Extravaganza

A Roundup of the Newest, Most Festive and Merry Holiday Happenings in Port Angeles

updated November 23, 2020

The holiday season on the Olympic Peninsula is a magical time of year to visit. Choose from a crowdless beach hike, a seaside bike ride along the Olympic Discovery Trail, or a wintry escape up 5,000-feet to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge for a day of snow play like sledding, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. In between outdoor adventures, discover some of the most festive and merry holiday events happening in and around Port Angeles, Washington.

Tree Lighting in Port Angeles, A Virtual Experience

The lighting of the holiday tree in downtown Port Angeles will be live-streamed on Facebook this year.

When: November 28, 2020, 5:00 pm
Where: Tune to the Port Angeles Chamber’s Facebook Page to watch the live stream

Downtown Shopping Events

Shop Small Business Saturday on November 28: Support local retail shops, restaurants and businesses by strolling through downtown, enjoying all the holiday lights and splendor, and finding the perfect gifts for all your holiday gift-giving.

Port Angeles Farmers Market Holiday Festival: Shop for handmade and locally crafted goods, including farm-fresh food and provisions for making delicious holiday meals. Shop every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM on December 5, 12 and 19, 2020. Mark your calendar on December 12 for a free coaster making “market art” class — these tile coasters are impressionist masterpieces and will make fun holiday gifts.

Where: Port Angeles Farmers Market 125 E Front St. Port Angeles

Wintertide Light Art Experience & Shop the Makers Market

The Webster’s Woods outdoor sculpture park in Port Angeles will be lit up for the holidays every day from 4-8 PM starting December 5, 2020. Multiple light-based outdoor sculptures and installations will temporarily transform the Webster’s Woods art park, lighting up the shortest night of the year and creating a magical nighttime experience for visitors of all ages. In addition to taking in the artwork, visitors can shop for handmade local gifts at the Holiday Makers Market in person or online from December 5 – 20, 2020.

When: Light Art Experience December 5 – February 28, 2021 / Makers Market December 5-20, 2020
Where: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Deck Out the Docks: See Boats Decorated for the Holidays at the Port Angeles Marina

Dozens of boats will be decorated around the holiday theme of “A Classic Christmas” and the public is asked to vote for their favorite boat.

When: December 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Port Angeles Boat Haven, 1305 Marine Dr. Port Angeles, WA 98362