Blaine's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Harbor Lights, Family Fun Run/Walk
December 4th & 5th, 2015 Downtown Blaine
Sail into the season in the seaside town of Blaine with holiday festivities to delight the whole family!
Festivities include a Holiday Art & Gift Market, Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, Caroling, Music, Community Tree Lighting, a Visit from Santa and a Dazzling Boat Parade!
Shop for unique gifts Friday and Saturday from 9-4 pm at the Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar at the Blaine Community Center ~763 G Street or find one of a kind hand crafted gifts and art pieces by local artists at the Blaine Holiday Art and Gift Market sponsored by the Blaine Harbor Art Gallery - 674 Peace Portal Dri., Friday, December 4th, 10 - 4 pm & Saturday 10 - 6 pm. Cozy up with a good book from the Blaine Library Winter Book Sale ~ 610 3rd Street, Friday 10-6 pm & Saturday 10-3 pm.
Sprint to the finish at the Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash 1.5 mile fun run or walk with obstacles for all ages for all ages organized by Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation, Let's Move Blaine and sponsored by local businesses. The race starts at 2:30 pm from H Street Plaza and is followed by a chili feed.
Relive the holiday magic with the Northwest Ballet Theater Performance of the Nutcracker at the Blaine School Performing Art Center Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2:30 pm. For ticket information: www.blainenutcracker.eventbrite.com or contact Blaine Visitor Center at 360-332-4544.
Reminisce of an Old Fashioned Christmas and ride a Horse Drawn Trolley Ride downtown (free) sponsored by the Blaine Chamber on Saturday, December 5th 5 to 7 pm.
Come one come all to the Holiday Harbor Lights Community Tree Lighting at “H” Street and Peace Portal Drive on Saturday, December 5th at 4:30 pm with caroling. Enjoy free refreshments sponsored by Semiahmoo & Stafholt and the Blaine School Band & Choir playing in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. The Tree Lighting takes place at 4:30 pm and Santa arrives amidst sirens in a decorated fire truck at 5 pm. Santa will take time to visit with tots for pictures and free candy canes at the Blaine Pizza Factory ~738 Peace Portal Drive. Cash donations for visits with Santa will be accepted for The Blaine Marine Park Playground. Peace Portal Drive will be closed to traffic from (4 pm-6 pm) from H and G Streets during the tree lighting festivities.
Marvel at a dazzling display of decorated boats which will sail through Drayton Harbor between 6 -7 pm. Watch the parade from the Blaine Harbor Public Pier and visit the boats before the parade at the Blaine Harbor Visitor Dock.
For more information about Blaine’s holiday festivities, please contact The Blaine Visitor Center at 360 332-4544 or www.blainechamber.com.