Holiday Happenings in La Conner

Spend the Holidays in La Conner!  Book your lodging, make your dinner reservation and get ready to relax and unwind this Holiday season in walkable water-front La Conner!

Jingle Belles – A Ladies Night of Shopping

Jingle Belles kicks off La Conner’s fun-filled holiday season!  On Friday, November 19, select merchants will be open until 8 PM. Plan for your first stop to be at Maple Hall – the La Conner Chamber of Commerce will be handing out maps as well as free totes to the first 100 guests.  Friends of the La Conner Library will also be hosting their Festival of Tiny Trees Trail (Nov 19-21).  Shop for that one-of-a-kind gift with time to dine and sip with friends.

Community Tree Lighting at Gilkey Square | Saturday, December 4

As December arrives, we invite you to the community tree lighting in La Conner – it’s fun for the whole family! Bring your kids, bring your grandkids, and be sure to take lots of photos. You’ll find an opportunity to meet Santa and watch as our annual community tree lights up!

Santa will arrive by firetruck at 5:30pm!

Lighted Boat Parade | Saturday, December 11

Gather on the La Conner Boardwalk, also known as the Channel Passage, or along the banks of the Swinomish Channel for the Swinomish Yacht Club’s annual Lighted Boat Parade! The Swinomish Channel is aglow with gorgeously reflected colors of the many decorated boats – there are also viewing points inside many of our restaurants! This year’s theme highlights classic characters from A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frozen.
Parade begins at approx. 6pm



There are lots more fun things to do in La Conner during the holidays – check out our calendar for a month’s worth of holiday fun and holiday getaway ideas! And check back often, as many events and festivities are added as we get closer … you might find something that is a perfect fit for your visit to La Conner.

The Calendar

Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13 – Holiday Sale at the School (Supporting Skagit County Historical Museum)
Friday, November 19 – “Jingle Belles” A Ladies Night of Shopping
Friday & Saturday, November 19, 20 & Saturday, November 27 – Holiday Wreath Workshops at Christianson’s Nursery
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 19-21 – Festival of Tiny Trees Trail
Saturday, November 27: Small Business Saturday #ShopLocal / Holiday Happenings at Christianson’s Nursery

Saturday, December 4

  • La Conner Rotary Presents Breakfast w. Santa
  • Holiday Craft Fair at Maple Hall
  • Luminary Globe Workshop at Museum of NW Art / Holiday Open House
  • Holiday Open House at the PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
  • Community Tree Lighting in Gilkey Square

Saturday, December 11: Holiday Lighted Boat Parade along the Swinomish Channel

*Private Holiday Charters available through San Juan Cruises – throughout December!