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 December 2, 2022

The holiday season on the Olympic Peninsula is a magical time of year to visit. Choose from a crowd-less 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 — is open for festive ice skating fun seven days a week. Follow along on Facebook for the up-to-the-minute details and visit www.WinterIceVillage.com for skate rental rates, hours and more information.

Where: Across from Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W Front St, Port Angeles
When: November 18, 2022- January 2, 2023

People skate on the Port Angeles Ice Skating Rink in downtown

Downtown Shopping Events

Shop Small Business Weekend on November 26-27 2022: 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.

Port Angeles Farmers Market Holiday Festival: Shop for handmade and locally crafted goods, including farm-fresh food, handcrafted gifts 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

Woman shopping at MOSS in downtown Port Angeles

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

Buy tickets now for the Port Angeles 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. The community lantern walk kicks off the Wintertide Festival on Saturday, December 10 at 5 PM. Make your lantern at the community workshop at MOSS on November 30 or bring your own. Find more details on all workshops here.

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, 20221 5 PM-8 PM /  Wintertide Light Art Experience at Webster’s Woods November 25 – December 28, 2022 from 4 PM – 8 PM / Makers Market November 25 – December 18, 2022 on Thursday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

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

When: December 9, 2022, 4 PM – 7 PM
Where: Port Angeles Boat Haven, 1305 Marine Dr. Port Angeles, WA 98362

PA Panto Presents Goldilocks & the Ultimate Rampage

This hilarious theatrical-meets-sing-along experience will bring on an exuberant amount of holiday cheer. Get more information and tickets here!

When: Every Friday and Saturday, 7-9 pm from Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31
Every Sunday, 2-4 pm from Dec. 11, 18 and January 1, 2023
Where: Peninsula College Little Theater, 1502 E Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Watch the Preview YouTube video A Salish Sea Shanty with PA Panto! 

Jolly Jammie Tea

Come to the Elks Ballroom dressed in your favorite holiday pajamas for a morning of kid-friendly fun and a visit from everybody’s favorite North Pole Resident! Each child will have their own cookie decorating kit and each adult will be provided with a less labor intensive treat to snack on. We will be serving tea, coffee, cocoa or hot apple cider to sip on (or upgrade to mimosa service!) while you stay cozy in your seats enjoying the company of others and a live, whimsical holiday performance from Paper Tooth. Santa Claus will be arriving in the midst of all the holiday cheer and will be posing for photos until his next shift at the Toy Shop. Professional photo packages will be available for purchase from 10am-12pm. Purchase your tickets now.

When: December 11, 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: BOPE Naval Elks Ballroom, 131 East 1st Port Angeles, WA 98362

See One of the Best Holiday Light Displays West of Seattle, Washington

As you drive Highway 101 into Port Angeles from the east, you’ll see an amazing holiday light display in the town of Blyn. The Jamstown S’Klallam tribe goes all out for the holidays by wrapping everything in lights — it’s a truly spectacular sight to get you into the holiday spirit. While there, stop into the 7 Cedars Casino to test your luck or feast on prime rib or a gooey rack of ribs with a craft cocktail.

Holiday lights lighting up trees, light poles and more in Blyn, Washington

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