Saturday, November 30, 2019
The Downtown Association in conjunction with the Bainbridge Island Police Department and Argosy Cruises kick off the 2019 holiday season with the Annual Downtown Bainbridge Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting
Grab your Bainbridge Island 2019 Holiday Guide and head downtown to enjoy a day and evening of holiday shopping, great food, and fun festivities:
Enter to win one of five $500.00 shopping sprees and a drawing for a child’s gift (see the Holiday Guide for participating merchants)
Elf on the Shop Shelf – get the young ones on the hunt for the hidden Elf on the Shop Shelf, for each Elf they find, they’ll receive a stamp, collect 10 or more stamps and drop your entry off at Calico Toy Shoppe to receive a small treat (see the Holiday Guide for additional details/rules and stamp collecting form)
1pm to 3pm – Enjoy a complimentary cider on Madrone Lane, sponsored by the Cook Family Funeral Home
6pm to 7pm – Dana’s Showhouse presents the Community Tree Lighting and Family Entertainment on Winslow Green – festivities will include the official tree lighting ceremony, music, dance, and the arrival of Santa—performers include the Bainbridge High School Band, Crescendo, Bainbridge Ballet, Bainbridge Performing Arts (Matilda – The Musical), and Dinah & Friends Holiday Choir. Santa makes a grand arrival at the end of the program, trading in his sleigh for a ride from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department!
7pm to 8pm – The BHS Band will lead the way down to Waterfront Park for “S’mores with the Squad” sponsored by Harbor Master, Tami Allen and her fellow officers at the Bainbridge Island Police Department
7:30pm to 7:50pm – Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival will light up Eagle Harbor with a live on-board performance with the Dickens Carolers
All events are free, dress warm and bring a flashlight. If you did not receive your Bainbridge Island 2019 Holiday Guide, they’re available in stores through-out the Island.
In addition to supporting and promoting our local businesses, the Downtown Association produces fun and festive events, such as First Friday Art Walks, the July 3rd Street Dance, and the Downtown Trick or Treat for our local and visiting community to enjoy all year long. When the holidays come around, they pull out all the stops, producing six weeks of events, such as the Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting, Small Business Saturday, and much more. I’d like to thank Cindy Vandersluis at the BIDA—she’s been a wonderful resource for blog topics and I look forward to learning more and writing about our wonderful community.
I’d also like to thank Tami Allen, Harbor Master, BIPD for taking the time to talk with me about their “S’mores on the Squad” and future events that I’m looking forward to sharing on my blog.
***Images and logos provided by, and used with permission from, the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and the Bainbridge Island Police Department.