News From The Islands
34th Annual Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace
Each holiday season the best of San Juan Island's artisans and craftsmen get together to host the Holiday Marketplace the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, the market, which takes place in the Friday Harbor Elementary School Commons, will feature fifty-five of San Juan Island's fine artists. Check out everything from handmade soap, beautiful original art pieces, scenic photography, clothing and so much more. Take a stroll through these imaginative booths and look for the perfect gift or maybe even a special treat for yourself!
Come with an appetite! Yummy treats by Cynthia's Of Course Catering will be available for purchase during the market!
Island Lights Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting
Ring INN the season of lights by enjoying the San Juan Island's Chamber of Commerce's Annual Island Lights Festival. The fun starts on December 7th at 4:30pm with caroling down Spring Street by the Island Chordsmen. Festive onlookers will also be treated to the lighting of Friday Harbor's Memorial Park Tree. The Friday Harbor Elementary School Choir will INNvite everyone to join them in belting out Christmas carols under the newly lit tree!
Bundle up nice and toasty and sip on the hot chocolate and cookies provided!
Santa Ship Visits Friday Harbor
Welcome Santa as he gives his reindeer a night off and arrives by boat in Friday Harbor! You're welcome to gather on the Spring Street Landing dock on December 15th at 4:30pm to get a glimpse of (and possibly even meet) the jolly ole' elf himself! Bundle up and stay a while because right after Santa arrives, Friday Harbor puts on its annual lighted boat parade INN his honor!
Our Friday Harbor Hotel, The Island Inn at 123 West is only steps away from all of this holiday fun and so much more! Come experience the Comfort and Joy of saving 35% on our luxurious penthouses, stylish sweets or streamline euros November 1st - January 31st and really dig INNto all that San Juan Island has to offer!