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 21, 2021

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.

Ice Skate at the Winter Ice Village in Downtown Port Angeles

Strap on a pair of ice skates and pirouette your way across the Olympic Peninsula’s only outdoor covered ice skating rink this holiday season. The Winter Ice Village — located in downtown Port Angeles across from Odyssey Bookshop — will be open for festive ice skating fun 7 days a week 9 AM – 9 PM on  November 19, 2021 – January 3, 2022. Follow along on Facebook for the up-to-the-minute details and visit www.WinterIceVillage.com for skate rental rates and information.

Where: Across from Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W Front St, Port Angeles
When: November 19, 2021 – January 3, 2022

Downtown Shopping Events

Shop Small Business Weekend on November 26-28, 2021: Support local retail shops, restaurants and businesses by strolling through downtown Port Angeles, enjoying all the holiday lights and splendor, and finding the perfect gifts for all your holiday gift-giving.  Be sure to buy the limited edition #supportangeles tote bag for exclusive offers and discounts. Plus, hang onto your bag for future promotions to show your small business support all year long! Show your bag at these locations for these offers — see the list.

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.  Follow them on Facebook for special events at the Port Angeles farmers market.

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

The Wintertide Festival is Filled with a Variety of Events to Light Up Your Holidays: Wintertide Festival of Lights, Light Art Experience & Shop the Makers Market

Buy tickets now for the Wintertide Festival beaming with holiday workshops, a lantern parade, light and fire performances, food and drink, and glow-in-the-dark art stations.  The Wintertide Festival happens on December 10 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM  and Saturday, December 11, 2021: Lantern Workshop 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and the festival is from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Webster’s Woods outdoor sculpture park in Port Angeles will be lit up for the holidays every day from 4-8 PM starting November 26, 2021. Multiple light-based outdoor sculptures and installations will transform the Webster’s Woods art park, lighting up the shortest nights 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 from November 26 – December 19, 2021

When: Wintertide Festival December 10-11, 2021 /  Wintertide Light Art Experience November 26 – January 9, 2022 / Makers Market November 26 – December 19, 2021
Where: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Image credit:  Heather Dawn Sparks, Shadow Sail Theater

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 “Hawaiian Christmas” and the public is asked to vote for their favorite boat.

When: December 10, 2021, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Port Angeles Boat Haven, 1305 Marine Dr. Port Angeles, WA 98362

For more holiday events, follow Visit Port Angeles’ Facebook page