In the midst of your holiday planning…
We’re here to remind you to Think Local First! Supporting local businesses is one of the best ways to make the most of the holidays and strengthen our community at the same time.
As you peruse the authentic and welcoming spaces of locally owned shops, you’ll feel thankful for beating the long lines and crazy big box crowds. The hardest part of shopping now, is deciding which specially crafted treasures to bring home with you.
Celebrate our place and our people! Savor this time of year and all its abundance with the ones you love. Seasons Greetings from the Sustainable Connections!
Find The Perfect Gifts In Your Price Range
Pick up a 2017 Local Gift Guide from your November edition of Bellingham Alive or Cascadia Weekly.
Or grab a copy at locally owned businesses around Whatcom County.
Download The Chinook Book App
It’s easy to find new businesses, redeem coupons and get rewarded.
Start saving on tonight’s dinner, your holiday shopping or your next winter adventure.
Eat local for the holidays!
We are home to some of the best ingredients and food. We hope that your tables are surrounded by the people you love and packed with food you are excited to dig into, because the best flavors are from home.
Spread Cheer, Be Local, Win Prizes
Every Friday in December there will be prize drawings for those participating in Sustainable Connections Cheermeister Challenge. Complete a variety of simple Think Local holiday tasks to be entered to win an entire basket of holiday cheer, each valued at over $200! Participate November 1st – December 22nd, start now from your phone!
Win These Spectacular Prize Packages!
|Friday December 1st|
A $20 3 Oms Yoga gift card
|Friday December 8th|
$50 Boundary Bay Brewery gift card
|Friday December 15th|
1 Foothills Flower Farm Winter Greenery Wreath
|Friday December 22nd|
2 Twin Sister Creamery Cheese and Wine Tasting Tickets
This years Holiday Window Contest is part of our Cheermeister Challenge and one of the ways you can be entered to win 4 spectacular prizes. Vote for your favorite window starting Shop Small Saturday November 25th through Friday December 22nd.
Over 30 locally owned businesses around Whatcom county have prepared delightful displays for your viewing. 4 winning businesses will be chosen and rewarded.
Advanced Medical Massage
Bellingham Pet Supply
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Current & Furbish
Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Fairhaven Toy Garden
First Federal – Fairhaven Branch
Mount Baker Theatre
Pickford Film Center
The RE Store
Three French Hens
Village Books & Paper Dreams – Fairhaven
Village Books & Paper Dreams – Lynden
Whatcom Art Market
Retreat to the Woods – $2 Off a 16oz. Drink
November 15th-November 30th
Bellewood Acres Ciderfest
Specialty Coffee & Beer Fest
Downtown Bellingham Holiday Wine Walk
Holiday Festival of Arts
November 17th-December 24th
Fairhaven WinterFest & Holiday Art Walk
November 24th-November 25th
Shop Small Saturday
Downtown Bellingham Art Walk
Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights
Ferndale Old Fashioned Christmas
Holiday Port Festival
Lynden’s Lighted Parade
Downtown Bellingham Tree Lighting
Free Seifert & Jones Holiday Wine Tastings