Harbor Holiday Happenings

Harbor holiday

Harbor Events Light Up the ‘Hap-happiest Season of All’

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling, and everyone telling you be of good cheer; 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year; It’s the hap-happiest season of all; There’ll be parties for hosting,
Marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow….”

This beloved Christmas tune made famous by singer Andy Williams is going through my head as I compile the list of exciting yuletide events set to light up the harbor this holiday season. Because, as we know, there is always something going on in Gig Harbor, especially during the hap-happiest time of the year.

First of all, please remember the kids during this season of giving and donate to the Santa’s Castle Toy Drive organized by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Harbor Holiday

Holiday Happenings in the Harbor:

Deck the Harbor – Friday, Nov. 29 to Tuesday, Dec. 24 | People’s Choice Voting for decorated businesses

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance’s annual decorating contest for downtown businesses. Stop in any decorated business to cast your vote. Alliance judging takes place on Dec. 6.

Holiday Open House at Tickled PinkSaturday, Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Tickled Pink boutique, 3026 Harborview Drive

Get into the holiday spirit with an ugly sweater contest, refreshments and music. Shop and stay for the tree lighting.

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Gig Harbor’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday, Dec. 7 | 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor | Cost: FREE

Join the community for the official kick-off of the holiday season. Visit with Santa, sing along to lively Christmas carols and explore a fire truck. Make your way to the historic Skansie Netshed on the downtown waterfront and enjoy hot cocoa, cider and cookies courtesy of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. Then help count down as we turn on the Christmas tree lights in Skansie Brothers Park.

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Hark the HarborSunday, Dec. 8 | 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Location: Skansie Brothers Park Pavilion

A community sing-along at Skansie Brothers Park

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Holiday Hayrides with Santa – Friday & Saturday, Dec. 13 & 14 | 4 to 7 p.m.

Location: Along the waterfront; more information to be announced

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Gig Harbor Annual Lighted Boat Parade – Saturday, Dec. 14 | 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: A good seat anywhere along the harbor. Read more www.gigharboryc.com.

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Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor– Shop in the festive setting of the harbor throughout the holiday season.

Read about more holiday happenings around the community at:

Gig Harbor Guide Events

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance



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