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There’s No Place like Gig Harbor for the Holidays

Gig Harbor, Wash. – October 24, 2011 – Beautiful Gig Harbor Washington is the place to be this holiday season for shopping and entertainment, in a small town setting with all the charm of a Christmas village. City of Gig Harbor crews begin the work of transforming Gig Harbor with lights, wreaths and boughs mid- November. November and on through the New Year Gig Harbor offers a variety of activities from runs to art walks and concerts to Santa, it’s all waiting for you in Gig Harbor.

For a complete list of holiday events visit Here are just a few of the highlights:

November 18th & 19th Harbor History Museum presents the traditions of Scandinavian and Croatian Christmas, 11am-5pm. Free.

November 24th Gig Harbor’s annual Turkey Trot in downtown Gig Harbor begins at 8am.

November 24th Special holiday Thanksgiving feast at Brix 25 (253) 858-6626 and the Heritage Restaurant at the INN at Gig Harbor (253) 858-1111. Reservations recommended.

November 25th – December 11th Paradise Theatre presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Schedule and tickets at

November 26th – December 18th Olalla Valley Vineyard hosts wine tastings and hand-picked trees and wreaths.

November 26th & 27th Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair at Peninsula High School (253) 530-4400

December 3 & 4th Tidefest Art Fair at Gig Harbor High School

December 3rd Tree Lighting event at Skansie Brothers Park with Santa, music & treats for the kids

December 6th Hark the Harbor community caroling event and welcome of Argosy Christmas Ship

December 9-11th Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor, shopping and entertainment through-out the historic downtown.

December 10th Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade, 5pm.

December 17 & 18th Santa at the Beach Basket from noon-4pm (253) 858-9639

December 21st Tides Tavern presents Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, 7pm.

December 22nd Menorah Lighting at Uptown Shopping Center, 6pm. (253) 851-4557

December 31st Morso New Years Eve Holiday Celebration featuring pre fix menu and live music. (253) 530-3463

There are dozens more events and activities for the holiday season listed on our calendar of events page at Holiday specials at Gig Harbor inns are also available at special rates. Learn more at

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