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Enter the Hometown Holiday Sweepstakes* Now til December 1, 2012 at noon

Enter by 12 noon December 1, 2013 at 32 participating stores for a chance to win one of two $500 shopping sprees sponsored by First Federal.

The drawing will be held after the Community Treelighting December 1, 2013 at 5 pm! (*must be 18 or older to enter, MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN, some restrictions apply). The treelighting takes place at Haller Fountain located at Washington/Taylor Streets.

View the list of participating stores. Thanks for shopping locally!

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm Treelighting/Santa Visit

Caroling in the streets, in-store treats, many shops open later. Treelighting/Santa visit. Santa arrives by vintage fire truck Engine No. 3, to Haller Fountain to light the tree! Sweepstakes winners announced. Gallery Walk, PT Shorts, many special events. Shop and dine in town during this kick-off to the holidays.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2pm (till 8pm) Victorian Yuletide Salon

Get into the Holiday spirit this year with at the Victorian Yuletide Salon in Port Townsend. Stroll amongst the charming shops of Port Townsend amidst the Victorian Lights celebration sponsored by Port Townsend’s Main St. project. Dickens carolers serenade you as you walk the old buildings and new streets.

Stop in at the Victorian-style parlor at 1007 Water Street to put in a good word with Father Christmas or grab a hot toddy at our Olde Time Convivarium. Savor tasty snacks and help deck the halls local performers sing, play and recite all your holiday favorites. A great opportunity to come relax, warm up, and recharge before heading out to finish your holiday shopping. Collection spots for Toys for Tots, Center Valley Animal Rescue, and the Winter Homeless Shelter of Port Townsend will be available.

  • 2:00 Opening celebration and singing
  • 3:00 Holiday Carols
  • 3:30 Parlor Games and Victorian History
  • 4:00 Lute Carols with Nathan Barnett

The event also features a “People’s Choice” Holiday Window Contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite holiday window display in the Uptown and Downtown Historic District. Stop in at the Yuletide Salon to pick up a ballot. Those who bring back the ballot will get a treat.

December 21, 2012 5p-10pm  Solstice Celebration of Light–A Progressive Art Open House

Celebrate the solstice with a holiday potluck at the American Legion Hall. Bring a dish, and enjoy music and healing through Reiki and massage. Inspirational poetry readings will take place in the lobby of the Bishop and Palace Hotels, Elevated Ice Cream and Pippa’s Tea Room.

December 17 – 23, 2012 Many Shops Open Later til 7pm

Thousands of one-of-a-kind last-minute gift ideas in Port Townsend!

Monday, December 31, 2012 6pm-9pm First Night Celebration

Bring the family to the Jefferson Museum of Art and History, City Hall and nearby venues for an all-ages, alcohol-free New Year’s eve event focused on art, culture and heritage. Visit for information.