Holiday Events on Bainbridge Island – Gingerbread Parties, Musical Performances, Winter Walks, BIFD Holiday Music Truck, Frosty Paws, the Nutcracker and More! December 9th through December 18th

BI General StoreSHOP LOCALThursday Evenings in December – Open Houses with many stores open until 8pm – Enjoy Cider, Music, Movies, and More.

Can’t make it Downtown – SHOP THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENERAL STOREclick here to see our local shops’ offerings.

WINTER-SPRING-HERO-1-1280x320 Manor House at Pleasant Beach Concert SeriesMANOR HOUSE CONCERT SERIES at Pleasant Beach Village – multiple dates throughout December. Click here for details and tickets.


KiDiMu Sock SkatingKiDiMu SOCK SKATING – Come slip and slide on KiDiMu’s faux skating rink. Take off your shoes and skate along the slippery surface in your socks. Click here for more details.


Bainbridge Island Farm 2BAINBRIDGE ISLAND/SUYEMATSU FARMSChristmas Trees: Located at their Manzanita Road Christmas Tree Farm. Pre-Cut and U-Cut Christmas trees are available for sale the day after Thanksgiving until sold out. Sizes range from 3- to 12-feet. All Christmas trees are charged by the foot. They also offer fresh wreaths, garland, holiday arrangements, holly, and more. Click here for hours.

Skating Rink at Pleasant Beach VillageSKATING RINK AT PLEASANT BEACH VILLAGE – the rink is open through SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2022click here for hours and tickets.

Manor House Ginger Bread Event - Pleasant Beach VillageMANOR HOUSE 2022 GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY ~ Pleasant Beach Village –Multiple dates throughout December. This year they will be holding 17 gingerbread house decorating parties, with houses provided by Sluys Bakery! There will be beverages and snacks available for purchase, and even sightings of Santa & Mrs. Claus, so be sure to bring your wish list. Tickets are limited, click here to get yours.

ent-featured-gingerbread-workshops-1663356591-1000x800KiDiMuDESIGN AND BUILD YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE out of graham crackers! Gingerbread workshops are available until SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th. Graham crackers, icing, and candy will be provided. Free with membership or admission, or $5/person for gingerbread workshops only. Click here for more details.


BIMA Snow Glove Winter Music SeriesBIMA’s SNOW GLOBE WINTER MUSIC SERIES – through DECEMBER 17th, multiple performers/performances, click here for details. Check out BIMA for a variety of other events – Click here to view their full Events Calendar.

event-featured-winter-of-wonder-1663793261-1328x800 - CopyWINTER OF WONDER – Presented by BLOEDEL RESERVEthrough JANUARY 7th. Partnering with BARN and KiDiMu – an all-ages outdoor holiday event to explore the wonder of winter. Click here for times and tickets.


event-featured-songs-of-hope-joy-and-peace-1668108683SING ALONG & SOUNDS – A CONCERT FOR KIDS! DECEMBER 10th at 1pm – A magical introduction to live music for young children presented by the Bainbridge Community Piano Association & First Sundays Concerts at Waterfront Park Community Center. Click here for tickets and additional details.


BAINBRIDGE CHORALE FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 10th from 3:00pm – 4pm – Presented by Bainbridge Chorale at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. The Family Holiday Concert is a one-hour-long family-friendly event featuring many of the same pieces as the full-length Bainbridge Chorale holiday concert, Peace and Joy, suitable for children and those who prefer a shorter concert. For tickets, click here.

event-featured-winter-of-wonder-1663793261-1328x800 - CopyCREATIVITY DAY WORKSHOP WITH KIDIMU – DECEMBER 10th from 1pm to 3pm – by Bloedel Reserve and KidiMu (Kids Discovery Museum) at Bloedel Reserve. KidiMu leads a workshop in making nature journals at Bloedel Reserve. Be a naturalist at home in your own backyard! The workshop takes place outdoors under a tent at the Residence, so dress warmly! Admission to the Reserve for Children under 12 is FREE during this time; Timed Tickets are required for entry, click here for details.

Holly image 2022HOLLY-DAYS WREATH MAKING DECEMBER 10th from 1pm to 3pm – Presented by IslandWood and Weed Warriors at IslandWood. Hike the trails with naturalists and learn to identify some of our most common invasive plants like English holly and English ivy. You’ll collect these and other abundant plant life to bring back to the straw bale Arts Studio to make holiday wreaths to adorn your home for the season. They designed this program for ages 10 years and up. Click here for tickets and additional details.

BIPRD Jingle Mingle - CopyJINGLE MINGLE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th from 1pm to 4pmPresented by Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at Bainbridge Island Recreation Center. Join the Park District for a festive winter afternoon of crafts, games, free photos with Santa, hot cocoa and more! Come explore one of the newest Park District facilities, meet Santa and his elves, and maybe you’ll even discover some new Parks friends along the way. This is a free community event for all ages, no registration required. Carpooling is recommended as parking can be limited.

Sound of Music 2022THE “SOUND OF MUSIC” is selling out fast. Don’t miss out and get your tickets today! DECEMBER 2-11, 2022 – Bainbridge High School Theater – 9330 High School Rd NE – buy tickets here.

Crescendo Dec 12LIGHT and LOVE – CRESCENDO! IN CONCERTDecember 12th at 7pm, Rolling Bay Presbyterian. Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted. For more information, please visit our website at:

BIFD Holiday Truck Schedule - CopyBIFD HOLIDAY MUSIC TRUCK IS COMING DECEMBER 13th through the 24th. Get ready for the holiday magic to come to your neighborhood with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s annual holiday music truck. The brightly lit truck spreads the joy of the season throughout Bainbridge while playing beloved holiday music.


Claira Nut courtesy of Bainbridge BalletBAINBRIDGE BALLET’S 18TH ANNUAL THE NUTCRACKER – DECEMBER 16th THROUGH DECEMBER 20th – Performed at the Bainbridge High School – 9330 High School Rd NE. For tickets and times, click here.


Frosty Paws BIPRDFROSTY PAWS PHOTOBOOTH – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th between 9am and noon – Presented by Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. This one’s for the DOGS! Grab your leash and your friendly humans and join the Parks District for a free, festive photobooth at Strawberry Hill Dog Park. Photobooth will be just outside of the dog park entrance.  Leashes are required.

Winslow Green Menorah Lighting - CopyBAINBRIDGE ISLAND FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & MENORAH LIGHTING – DECEMBER 18th at 7pm – Winslow Green



Do you have family or friends visiting?

Tour Bainbridge – BOOK A WINERY TOUR – Receive 20% Off Your Room Stay at The Marshall Suites! Click here for details.

BILA - KiDiMu Explore BIBainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is partnering with KiDiMu this winter to provide a fun and exciting experience for visiting/vacationing kids and their families. Overnight guests to Bainbridge Island can click the image to the right and print the coupon (or you can pick it up at KiDiMu) for a FREE Explore Bainbridge* booklet and take your kids on an educational and fun island adventure!

For advance or last-minute lodging, visit: Lodging – Visit Bainbridge Island | Travel & Tourism | Official Site

Need to get around? Check out our “on demand” bus service at B.I. RIDE –

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