Mark your calendars for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30, and bring your family and friends downtown for the annual Bainbridge Island Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting! Join in a fun day of specials offered by downtown merchants followed by the Tree Lighting at Winslow Green from 6-7 pm including Santa’s arrival via firetruck! After the celebration at Winslow Green, we will lead a group down to Waterfront Park to enjoy Smore’s with the Squad and the arrival of the Argosy Christmas Ship from 7:30 – 7:50pm, featuring The Dickens Carolers. Don’t miss this fun-filled tradition!
During November and December, visit downtown businesses and enter to win one of five $500 shopping sprees, or a child’s gift. Entry forms can be found at participating businesses listed in the Holiday Events Guide mailed to all homes and businesses and can also be picked up at stores downtown. Drop forms at participating merchants by December 18 – the drawing will be held December 20!
The Elf on the Shop Shelf tradition continues this year – check in your Holiday Event Guide for the stamp sheet and enjoy the search! A record number of merchants are also participating in the Giving Trees Program downtown, providing the opportunity to support some wonderful nonprofits.
Be sure to visit Columbia Bank on Winslow Way for Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 7 and Saturday, December 21; 10am – 1pm, courtesy of Nick Felkey Photography. Bring a cash donation or a non-perishable food item for Helpline House.
For a complete list of holiday events, please see the link to the Holiday Event Guide. Or visit Bainbridge Downtown Association for more information.