Winter Getaway 2016 – Heart Warming Winter in La Conner

winter getaway 2016The holidays are over and it’s time to sit back and relax a little bit. Plan your La Conner Winter Getaway 2016 with our January Events and Happenings. After all, you’ve probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving!

Perhaps a renewing day-trip or overnight excursion to La Conner is just the ticket for a winter getaway in 2016. We have lots of fun things to do and see – whether you’re in need of a cozy fireplace and a warm drink, a little shopping for YOU this time, or a walk along our boardwalk in the fresh air, we’re just the place!

The snow geese and trumpeter swans make the Skagit Valley their winter home. Plan a day trip or a getaway to view these magnificent birds. Stop by the visitor information center for viewing maps and identification cards.  The Skagit Eagle Festival is happening in January as well which means it is a great time to watch the eagles along the Skagit River and in an around La Conner!

Winter Getaway 2016 – January

1              New Year’s Zumba Bash / 1 Year Studio Anniversary – Inspire! Fitness

4-10       Buy a Friend a Book Week – The Faded Cover

9              Belly Dancing Workshop – Inspire! Fitness, 11am – 1pm

9-10       The Elements of Art and Design – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

10           Wine Glass Painting Party – La Conner Sips, 2pm – 4pm

12           Educational Presentation “War in Alaska” – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 6pm

16           Indoor Gardening w. Unusual Houseplants – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

18           Martin Luther King Day

19           Textile Appreciation – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 10am – 12L30pm

23           Water Conservation in a Permaculture Environment – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

23           Moss is Japanese Inspired Gardens – Christianson’s Nursery, 1pm – 2pm

23-26     The Art of Machine Embroidery – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

30           Impressionist Photography – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

30           Bees – What is All the Buzz About? – Christianson’s Nursery, 1pm – 2:30pm


Winter Getaway 2016 – February

4              “The History of Mount Vernon” Opening Reception w. Jack Gunter – Skagit County Historical Museum, 6pm – 8pm

6              “Culinary” Gardening Classes Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon / 1pm – 2pm

9              Educational Presentation “Travels Through England & Scotland” – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 6pm

13           Orchids – La Conner Retirement Inn, 9:30am – 10:30am

13           Basic Rose Pruning / Basic Fruit Tree Pruning – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am & 1pm

14           Happy Valentine’s Day

15           President’s Day

17-19     Flower Buses to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show – Christianson’s Nursery

17-21     Experimental Machine Stitch Level 1 – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

20           Adult Art Class “Intuitive Watercolor Painting” – Museum of Northwest Art, 1pm – 5pm

25-26     Goldwork Level 1 – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

27           A Fascination for Hellebores – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – 12:30pm

27           51st Annual Smelt Derby Festival – Rotary Club of La Conner

27           PechaKucha Night – Museum of Northwest Art, 6pm – 8pm


ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES for Your Winter Getaway 2016

  • The 2nd Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival kicks off the last weekend of February with activities and events through the first weekend of April! / Use the hashtag #LaConnerDaffodils
  • Live Music at Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage – Every Thurs-Sun
  • Kiwanis Monthly Fundraising Dinner at La Traviata – Spaghetti (1/6 & 2/3) Ravioli (1/20 & 2/17)
  • Caffe Jubilee: ½ beverage in January, Ground-Hog Week Feb 2-5 Free up-size, Valentine’s Day Free child’s Hot Cocoa w. adult purchase

ONGOING EXHIBITS & CLASSES for Your Winter Getaway 2016

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Beyond the Surface, Whidbey Island Surface Design Association, January 6 – March 27

Traditional Quilts – Hand Quilting & Trapunto, January 6 – March 27

A Stich Here, a Stich There – Crazy Quilts, January 6 – March 27


Museum of Northwest Art

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, 1977-2015 – October 10 – January 3, 2016

April Surgent: Observations of Life on Ice – January 9 – March 17

Here and There: Topographic Conversations with Morris Graves – January 9 – March 17

Appassionata: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett 1990-2015 – January 9 – March 17

Collection Highlight: Max Benjamin – January 9 – March 17

Check on-line for on-going classes & workshops –


Skagit County Historical Museum

Museum Closed for Annual Renovations – January 1 – February 4th




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