Sail into the season in the seaside town of Blaine with holiday festivities all day Saturday, December 7th including a Holiday Art Market, Winter Booksale, Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, Karaoke & Caroling, A Performance by the Blaine School Band & Choir culminating with a 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 Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Blaine Community Center ~763 G Street or at the Blaine Library Winter Book Sale ~ 610 3rd Street, Friday 10-6 pm & Saturday 10-3 pm.
Find one of a kind art pieces and hand crafted gifts by local artists at the Blaine Holiday Art Market organized by the Blaine Harbor Art Gallery ~ 674 Peace Portal Drive, Saturday 10-7 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.
Sprint to the finish at the Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash for all ages organized by Northwest Park and Recreation and sponsored by local businesses. The race starts at 2:30 pm from H Street Plaza and is followed by a chili feed. http://www.letsmoveblaine.org
Reminisce of an Old Fashioned Christmas and ride a Horse Drawn Trolley downtown (free) sponsored by the Blaine Chamber on Saturday, December 7th 4 to 6 pm.
Enjoy an array of holiday decorated trees on G Street Plaza sponsored by local businesses and community groups. Show support and vote for your favorite decorated tree from December 7 to December 14th at the Blaine Visitor Center. The winning business will receive a gift basket with goodies from local businesses.
Come one come all to the Holiday Harbor Lights Community Tree Lighting at “H” Street Plaza and Peace Portal Drive on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 pm with caroling and holiday Karaoke by Thousand Trails. Enjoy free refreshments sponsored by Tutor Doctor and Stafholt Good Samaritan. The Blaine School Band & Choir will play in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. Santa will arrive amidst sirens in a decorated antique fire truck at 5 pm. Santa will 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 Let’s Move Blaine. 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 http://www.blainechamber.com.