Mistletoe has been hung and hot cocoa brewed, so it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays are near. Check out all of the Christmas cheer and New Year celebrations happening on San Juan Island.
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Christmas Carol Sing-Along, 5-7 p.m., the Oar House, free. Brought to you by the Lutheran Church in the San Juans. Bring appetizers and Christmas cookies to share if you choose. All are welcome. Info, email@example.com.
“Omnium Gatherum,” 7:30 p.m., Marie Boe Building, San Juan County Fairgrounds, free, but donations appreciated. Plays Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., as well. “Omnium Gatherum,” means “a gathering of all,” and the production incorporates the gathering of friends, candlelight, home-spun music, warm drinks, telling stories by the fire and letting go of life’s worries. The play nurtures “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness of the soul.” Info, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-378-5649.
Saturday, Dec. 23
Friday Harbor Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11 a.m. service; 76 Gilbert Ln., 360-298-5008.
Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24
Calvary Chapel San Juan, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services; 620 B Guard St., 360-378-7268.
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 9:30 a.m. service with a children’s pageant; 9:30 p.m. service with festive Holy Eucharist; 780 Park St., 360-378-5360.
Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. brunch and program; 4:30 p.m. family candlelight service; 9 p.m. candlelight communion; 425 Spring St., 360-378-4544.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10 a.m. service; 1013 Lampard Rd., 360-378-5106.
Islands Community Church, 10 a.m. service, presented by Steve Moore; 127 Gilbert Ln., 360-378-4154.
Lutheran Church, 11 a.m. service and bring candles; 760 Park St. (at St. David’s Episcopal Church), 360-370-0023. There will also be a service at 1:15 p.m., on Christmas Eve in Eastsound and lessons and carols at 8 p.m., on Christmas Eve on Lopez.
Christ The King Community Church, 4:30 p.m. refreshments, followed by service from 5 to 6 p.m.; 265 Price St., 360-320-3719.
St. Francis Catholic Church, 5:30 p.m. service; 425 Price St., 360- 378-2910.
“Omnium Gatherum,” 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Marie Boe Building, San Juan County Fairgrounds, free, but donations appreciated. “Omnium Gatherum,” means “a gathering of all,” and the production incorporates the gathering of friends, candlelight, home-spun music, warm drinks, telling stories by the fire and letting go of life’s worries. The play nurtures “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness of the soul.” Reservations are strongly recommended for Christmas Eve performances. RSVP at email@example.com or 360-378-5649.
Christmas, Monday, Dec. 25
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 9 a.m. quiet, Holy Eucharist; 780 Park St., 360-378-5360.
St. Francis Catholic Church, 9 a.m. service; 425 Price St., 360- 378-2910.
New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31
Island Rec New Year’s Eve party, 7 to 9 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center, free. It’s an all-ages affair filled with board games, Xbox, Wii station, crafts, dancing, wild hat making/parade/contest, bingo, twister, snazzy photo ‘booth’, chess/backgammon/cribbage tournament, and much more. Bring a savory or sweet pot-luck snack. Info, 360-378-4953, www.IslandRec.org.
New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1
Island Rec’s Resolution Run/Walk 5k & Salish Splash, 10 a.m. Jackson Beach, $10 for ages 16 and over and free for 15 and under. Start 2018 off right by sprinting into the New Year with health and fitness at Island Rec’s third annual 5K. It starts and ends at Jackson Beach so participants can enjoy an icy dip in the Salish Sea at 11 a.m. Fires will be built and food will be available. Bring a change of clothes if you plan to splash. Info, 360-378-4953, www.IslandRec.org..