Holiday Celebrations

Cama Beach Winterfest poster with the events listed.There’s a brand new series of events at Cama Beach State Park – Winterfest.  Held mostly on Saturdays, Winterfest combines traditional holiday events such as tree lighting with beach exploration and hiking.  As the New Year approaches, look for something called Zombies at the Beach!

See more here…

Santa and Elf parade in Langley.

Santa and Elf parade in Langley.

1:00 p.m.
Downtown Langley

Langley finds its “inner elf” as the town presents its annual holiday parade.
After the parade, shop and stroll and enjoy the unique flavor of this seaside town. Participating stores will be open late. Also that evening, is the monthly Langley tradition, the First Saturday Art Walk.

Frosty the Snowman greets people at the Greening of Coupeville parade.

Frosty the Snowman greets people at the
Greening of Coupeville parade.

4:00 p.m. – Downtown Coupeville

The historic buildings of Coupeville will all be dressed up in greens, white lights and red bows. View the traditional Christmas parade – with, of course, Santa Claus at the end- from charming Front Street. The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce organizes the parade and caps off the evening with a tree lighting and weather permitting a boat parade in Penn Cove. There will also be late evening shopping at participating merchants downtown. We guarantee to bring smiles to young and old.

oak-harbor-new-years-eve-small9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Windjammer Park

Oak Harbor rings in the New Year with fireworks and a party in the park.  This is the third year that Oak Harbor lights up the sky to mark the New Year!  And yes, it’s at 9 p.m.

The party will have music, hot coffee, hot cocoa and more.


Holiday Shopping

Coupeville Waterfront PIX6247
Downtown Coupeville
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Coupeville! Enjoy Wine Tastings from local Whidbey Island wineries, distillery and breweries, delicious food samples, and late night shopping in Coupeville’s historic downtown. Participate in a drawing with amazing prizes. Gift back with Sip N Shop tasting glass, Shop Local Coupon Book and free drawing ticket for a great gift.

Holiday Performances

December 17
7:30 p.m. – The piano bar opens one hour before the performance.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Ave., Langley

The last time they performed here, it was to near-sellout audiences.  They will present an abbreviated version featuring part 1, the Christmas section along with the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Visit the WICA Website…
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Whidbey Island Dance theatre presenting the timeless Nutcracker.

December 8 – 7:00 p.m. December 9 – 2:00 p.m. December 10 – 2:00 p.m. December 15 – 7:00 p.m. December 16 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. December 17 – 2:00 p.m.

South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center 5675 Maxwelton Rd., Langley

Learn more…

Holiday Outdoors

Noon (Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)
Double Bluff Beach – Freeland

Join in or just come watch the fun as dozens of your neighbors dare the waters of Admiralty Inlet!

Three glass balls are on the ground with a crowd of people in the background behind a starting line.

Glass balls wait in plain sight for some lucky person to grab them in the Langley Sea Float Scramble.

“On your mark, get set, Go!” It’s a tradition in Langley, youngsters and the young at heart dash for hand-crafted glass balls at Langley’s Seawall Park. Some are hidden, and others are in plain sight (for the younger treasure hunters). It’s all over in mere moments and the lucky (and fast) participants come away with a beautiful orb courtesy of Callahan’s Firehouse glass blowing studio in Langley.