Things to do on San Juan Island through New Year’s Day | Calendar

  • Mon Dec 10th, 2018 5:38pm
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Get into the holiday spirit with the following local festive events. To view or add more items, visit

Through Dec. 23

Nana’s Holiday House opens, 3-5 p.m., school days and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends, 175 First St., free admission. A place for ages 18 and under to Christmas shop at the price of $1-$10. Info, 360-317-4489.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brickworks, free admission. Step into a European-style Christmas market with island crafts, local food vendors, farm products, live holiday music, horse rides and more. Info,

San Juan Island Grange Flea Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SJI Grange, 152 First St., free admission. About eight vendors will sell items such as handbags, jewelry, an audiophile record turntable and electric guitar. Info,

Family creative workshop, 1-2:30 p.m., library, free. Parents and kids can make three crafts: ornaments, paper gift tags and cupcake liner garland. Info,

Saturday, Dec. 8- Sunday, Dec. 9

San Juan Singers: “The Brightest and Best of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, SJC Theatre, $20 adults, $10 students, $5 student rush at the door. Featuring John Rutter’s timeless melody, a selection of carols, spirituals and Celtic songs with a chamber orchestra. Info,, 360-378-3210.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Lime Kiln holiday celebration, 1-4 p.m., Lime Kiln Point State Park at 1567 Westside Road, free admission but pay to park. Featuring a silent auction, free lighthouse tours, Santa photos and more. Info,, 360-378-5154.

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, 7 p.m., Windermere, Friday Harbor.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Literary votives for Christmas, 7 p.m., library, free. Work with collage to create literary votive holders. Info,

Saturday, Dec. 15

Christmas benefit concert, 3 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, free but donations are accepted for the family resource center. Featuring Advent and Christmas hymns and anthems by American composers, sung unaccompanied by a 25-voice choir. Info, 360-378-5360.

Island Carolers, 4 p.m., library, free. Sip eggnog, nibble holiday cookies and enjoy the songs of the season. Info,

Saturday, Dec. 15-Sunday, Dec. 16

Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy, 7 p.m., Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, Isle Seat Theatre, $10 online or $12 at the door, children 9 and younger free. Info,

Salish Sea Ballet presents the “Friday Harbor Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Brickworks, $30 for adults, $25 for children 9 and under. This 45-minute ballet features scenes from the “Nutcracker” with an island twist. Admission includes holiday tea, sweets and more. Info,, 360-298-1720.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Holiday extravaganza and festival of lights, 6-9 p.m., The Village at the Harbour, free. Village at the Harbour staff and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 163 will host this first annual event, featuring Santa Claus, a holiday lights display, dessert buffet and more. Guests can donate to the family resource center. Info, 360-378-7144.

Thursday, Dec. 20-Christmas Eve, Dec. 24

Island Stage Left presents “Christmas Memories,” 7 p.m. through Dec. 24, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, free but donations accepted. An evening of music, poetry and holiday stories, drawing from the works of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Reservations required for Dec. 24 performances. Info,

Friday, Dec. 21

Stormy Hildreth performs jazz and Christmas classics, 7:30 p.m., SJC Theatre, $21 for adults, $11 for student reserved and $5 for student rush at the door only. Info,, 360-378-3210.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas: “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., SJC Theatre, $20 adults, $10 students, $18 members are the door only. Info,, 360-378-3210.

Monday, New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

Island Rec and The Whale Museum present New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7-9 p.m., Brickworks, free. Decorate hats, participate in a Salish Sea-themed Clue game, have photos taken in a photo booth and more. This is an alcohol-free event. Info,

Tuesday, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Free day parking at Washington State Parks, all day, Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan. Info,

Island Rec’s Resolution Run/Walk 5k, 10 a.m., Jackson Beach, $10 for 16 and over, free for 15 and under. Info,