Friday Harbor Tree Lighting Festival

This is one of those events that even when the thermometer dips at its lowest point, islanders still come out in force.  This year it will be held on Friday, Dec. 3rd, from 5:00 to 6:45pm.

Island Rec will have tables set up for kids (and kids at heart) to make holiday ornaments.  Santa and Elf Mark Garner (who works as a professional photographer by day) will be set up inside the clock tower for photos.  The cost for a photo is just two cans of food for the Food Bank.  Soroptimists International will be serving their Caffe Femenino coffee and home-baked goodies – donations gratefully accepted; Kiwanis will sell hot dogs and other snacks from their K-Boose.

A local choir group will be singing carols, and of course the Snowman, Gingerbread man, and Rudolph will be circulating with treats for everyone to add to the holiday atmosphere.  We’ll even have a roasted chestnut vendor!  And let’s not forget the splendor of the tree when the lights are turned on at 6:30 – a reminder of all the beauty we have to celebrate in our lives on San Juan Island.