Holiday Events on Bainbridge Island –Santa, Gingerbread Parties, Musical Performances, Winter Walks, the Nutcracker and More! December 4th through December 16th
SHOP LOCAL – Thursday 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 STORE – click here to see our local shops’ offerings.
MANOR HOUSE CONCERT SERIES at Pleasant Beach Village – multiple dates throughout November and December. Click here for details and tickets.
SCRAPPY ART LAB – MEND WITH A FRIEND! Adult Workshop Sunday, DECEMBER 4TH from 1pm to 3pm. Join ReFashion Bainbridge host, Naomi Spinak, and learn to stitch, fix, darn, embellish or make something wearable again! There is also a sewing machine– and snacks! Dig that favorite worn coat out of the closet. Encourage a friend to come, too. Free entry! Sponsored by ReFashion Bainbridge and a COBI cultural grant. RSVP here. Location: 123 Bjune Dr SE Unit 109
KiDiMu SOCK SKATING – their sock skating rink opens on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th. 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/SUYEMATSU FARMS – Christmas 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. OPENING DAY: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th from 9am-5pm.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND/SUYEMATSU FARMS – Santa’s Visits at the Manzanita Farm: Sunday, December 4th from 12 pm-4pm
SKATING RINK AT PLEASANT BEACH VILLAGE – OPENING DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th through SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2022 – click here for hours and tickets.
MANOR 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.
KiDiMu – DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE out of graham crackers! Gingerbread workshops are from FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd (including First Friday Art Walk) to 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.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WINTER STUDIO TOUR celebrates 39 years this winter, with an exciting array of artists. DECEMBER 2nd through 4th from 10am to 5pm daily. 46 regional artists with their hand-crafted work will be showcased in five island studios and community halls. The website has a downloadable brochure and map, plus weekly featured artists including interviews, videos, and behind-the-scenes photos. Details: www.bistudiotour.com. For more information call 206-842-0504.
ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS “AUGUSTA” BY RICHARD DRESSER at Bainbridge Island Public Library – DECEMBER 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm. Augusta is directed by Steve Stolee and features Islanders Sabrina Fiander, Cathy Richards-Ingram and Dustin Ingram. It is recommended for high school age and up. Click here for tickets.
BIMA’s SNOW GLOBE WINTER MUSIC SERIES – DECEMBER 4th through the 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.
WINTER OF WONDER – Presented by BLOEDEL RESERVE – DECEMBER 4th through 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.
ISLANDWOOD AFTERNOON ON THE TRAILS – DECEMBER 4th from 12pm to 4pm – Meander through hemlock and red-cedar woods and make your way towards Mac’s Pond to scout for ospreys and eagles. Click here for admission info.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND LAND TRUST WORK PARTY at MILLER-KIRKMAN PRESERVE – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th from 9am to 11am to help remove invasive species from the property. The Land Trust will supply all necessary tools, as well as treats and refreshments. Just be sure to bring your work gloves and expect to get muddy! Please sign up through thier website or e-mail Emily at email@example.com.
SING 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.
CREATIVITY 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-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.
BAINBRIDGE 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.
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.
Bainbridge 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 – BainbridgeIsland.com
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