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Holiday Celebrations & Markets

Macrame Mondays - Mini Macrame Plant Hanger
Macrame Mondays - Mini Macrame Plant Hanger - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
November 07 - December 19, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Have you been meaning to learn how to macrame? Do you have a plant that needs a home? We can help you solve both those...
Fairhaven's Winterfest 2022
Fairhaven's Winterfest 2022 -
November 18 - December 17, multiple days or times
There are many FREE - family friendly events taking place in Fairhaven throughout the holiday season! FRIDAY NOV 18 Holiday Art Walk Winterfest Kick off...
43rd Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts
43rd Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts -
November 18 - December 24, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Allied Arts of Whatcom County presents the 43rd Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts Nov. 18 – Dec. 24, 2022 Festival Hours: Seven...
Deck the Old City Hall
Deck the Old City Hall - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
November 25 - December 31, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get into the holiday spirit by visiting historic Old City Hall, which will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated...
Buy Local Week
Buy Local Week -
November 26 - December 05, multiple days or times
During Buy Local Week, keep your eyes peeled for Sasquatch, the Think Local First mascot. They will be distributing stickers and spreading cheer at many of the community events and celebrations around Whatcom County as well as promoting the Whatcom Think Local First gift cards....
Shine Bright Bham
Shine Bright Bham -
November 26 - December 31, multiple days or times
Visit Downtown Bellingham and savor the season’s spirit, decor, and lights with your friends and family. With 30+ decorated window displays, and interactive contests and...
Downtown Art Walk at the Lightcatcher
Downtown Art Walk at the Lightcatcher - at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building, Bellingham WA
December 02, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don’t miss seeing the exhibition "Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art" at the Lightcatcher building. Make it an evening date night and visit the Museum...
Downtown’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Downtown’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - at Downtown’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bellingham Washington
December 02, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Gather in Downtown at Depot Market Square on Friday, December 2. In partnership with the City of Bellingham, the annual lighting of Downtown’s holiday tree...
Make.Sale: Day 1
Make.Sale: Day 1 - at Make.Shift Art Space, Bellingham WA
December 02, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Make.Sale is Make.Shift's annual holiday market. Come support local vendors and artists for all your holiday giving needs! https://makeshiftartspace.org/makesale
Bellingham Farmers Market Holiday Shopping
Bellingham Farmers Market Holiday Shopping - at Depot Market Square, Bellingham WA
December 03 - December 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us in supporting over 70 local businesses at Bellingham Farmers Market. Shop at the farmers market for endless holiday gift ideas. We have pottery,...
Design your own Art Glass Ornament! and 2022 Holiday ART GLASS SALE!
Design your own Art Glass Ornament! and 2022 Holiday ART GLASS SALE! - at Gossamer Glass Studio, BELLINGHAM WA
December 03 - December 04, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gossamer Glass Studios Announces 22nd Annual design your own Art Glass Ornament only $35! Professional guidance by Brian Kerkvliet December Sat. 3rd. & Sun. 4th....
Handmade Holidays Joy of Surprise Craft
Handmade Holidays Joy of Surprise Craft - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
December 03, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the holidays in style at Old City Hall. In addition to the beautiful trees and décor adorning the building, each Saturday...
Make.Sale: Day 2
Make.Sale: Day 2 - at Make.Shift Art Space, Bellingham WA
December 03, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Make.Sale is Make.Shift's annual holiday market. Support local artists and vendors for all your holiday giving needs! https://makeshiftartspace.org/makesale
Cable Mug Cozy - Last Minute Gift Class
Cable Mug Cozy - Last Minute Gift Class - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 03, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Needing a last minute handmade gift? Come to Northwest Yarns and learn to make cabled mug cozies!!! Mug cozies are a beautiful gift to give...
Arts & Ales Holiday Market
Arts & Ales Holiday Market - at Aslan Depot, Bellingham WA
December 03, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1584185958669502 Arts & Ales is back!! Join us at The Depot for our favorite event of the year! We will be hosting over 20 local...
Blaine's Holiday Harbor Lights
Blaine's Holiday Harbor Lights - at Blaine\’s Holiday Harbor Lights, Blaine WA
December 03, 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm
https://blainebythesea.com/events/blaine-holiday-harbor-lights/
Lynden Lighted Christmas Parade: Presented by Edaleen Dairy
Lynden Lighted Christmas Parade: Presented by Edaleen Dairy -
December 04, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Welkom" in this Holiday Season Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 with the Northwest Lighted Christmas Parade in Lynden, presented to the community by title sponsor Edaleen...
Sumas Christmas in the Park
Sumas Christmas in the Park -
December 05, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As the 1 year anniversary of the devastating Sumas Flood approaches, the town is rebuilding and beginning to welcome back its residents. We are celebrating their return and the Christmas season with a night of music, lights, and community. Santa will be there to greet the families and give them a small gift. 
Whatcom County Historical Society: History of the Christmas Ship
Whatcom County Historical Society: History of the Christmas Ship - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
December 08, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall presented by Don Wight. He will talk about...
Beginning Spindle Spinning
Beginning Spindle Spinning - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 10 - December 17, 12:00 am
Heather is here to teach the ancient art of spindle spinning in this two-part class, leading a new flock of spinners in Bellingham into the...
Dryer Balls - Last Minute Gift Class
Dryer Balls - Last Minute Gift Class - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Needing a last minute handmade gift. Come to Northwest Yarns and learn to make Felted Dryer Balls!!! Handcrafted, felted dryer balls are a perfect gift...
Handmade Holiday Painted and Yarn-Wrapped Ornaments
Handmade Holiday Painted and Yarn-Wrapped Ornaments - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
December 10, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the holidays in style at Old City Hall. In addition to the beautiful trees and décor adorning the building, each Saturday...
Lighted Bike Parade
Lighted Bike Parade - at South Bay Trail, Bellingham WA
December 10, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deck the halls and deck out your bike with for Downtown Bellingham's Lighted Bike Parade. Costumes encouraged, holiday cheer required! Participants will bike to and...
Community Ukulele Players Songs of the Season
Community Ukulele Players Songs of the Season - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
December 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Community Ukulele Players (CUP) for songs of the season, including standard, as well as unusual songs. CUP is a group of 24 devoted...
Sew a Gift Bag - Last Minute Gift Class
Sew a Gift Bag - Last Minute Gift Class - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A handsewn gift bag is not only a beautiful wrap for a present, but also a wonderful gift in and of itself! Join Heather for...
Pawliday MarCat at NEKO Cat Cafe
Pawliday MarCat at NEKO Cat Cafe - at NEKO Cat Cafe: Bellingham, Bellingham WA
December 13, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s the cutest shopping expurrience around! NEKO Cat Cafe's Pawliday MarCat is back in the Bellingham Cat Room with 6+ local makers & artists! With...
Eagle Sighting and Photography Workshop
Eagle Sighting and Photography Workshop - at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Bellingham WA
December 17, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
READY, SET, EAGLES! To learn more about this iconic species, its relationship with salmon, and how to take the best photos with whatever device you...
Bellingham Dockside Holiday Market
Bellingham Dockside Holiday Market - at Fishermen’s Pavilion at Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham WA
December 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
December 17th is the last Bellingham Dockside Market before the holidays! Come stock up on fresh and frozen seafood, caught and sold directly by local...
Handmade Holiday Scherenschnitte Paper-Cut Ornaments
Handmade Holiday Scherenschnitte Paper-Cut Ornaments - at Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Bellingham WA
December 17, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the holidays in style at Old City Hall. In addition to the beautiful trees and décor adorning the building, each Saturday...
Rug Making - Locker Hooking
Rug Making - Locker Hooking - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for this beginners' locker hook rug making class, which covers all aspects of a small rug project! It will introduce you to a...
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Rigid Heddle Weaving - at Northwest Yarns & Mercantile, Bellingham WA
December 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Looking a great way to use yarn besides knitting and crochet? Sign up for this rigid heddle weaving class! In this one day introductory class,...
Coffee with Santa
Coffee with Santa - at Loca Mocha, Sumas WA
December 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring the little ones to Loca Mocha for a chance to meet and talk to Santa! Take a selfie with the big guy and receive...
Bellingham Vegan Winter Market
Bellingham Vegan Winter Market - at V Go’s Grocery, Bellingham WA
December 18, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bellingham Vegan Winter Market Presented by Bellingham Veg Fest and V Go’s Grocery Delicious food, holiday gifts, gingerbread-house building, raffles and music! Bellingham Vegan Winter...
Bellingham Pagan Market
Bellingham Pagan Market - at Black Fern Coffee, Bellingham WA
December 18, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bellingham Pagan Festival is a space where patrons can meet pagan creators and learn about the upcoming holidays, as well as explore and learn...