As the snow cover creeps lower on the Olympics and the strings of lights start to circle the neighborhood, sneak away with your family, your friends, or your loves to Hood Canal.
Fjord spirit abounds from the solitude of a beach cabin, the gathering off your annual tree, to the festivities of Shelton’s Holiday Magic – a world away out the back door.
Festival of the Fjord Events 2018
Here's a list of events planned around the Fjord for the holiday season... book your stay, grab your tree and have a merry good time!
December 2 | Downtown Belfair WA
Belfair Christmas Parade Ring in the holidays and celebrate the North Mason community! 2:00 PM Holiday Concert at McLendon's Stage, downtown Belfair; 3:00 PM Parade starts at Faith In Action HUB and ends by McLendon's; 4:00 PM Santa light tree.
December 7 - 8 | Downtown Shelton WA
Holiday Magic – This annual event, hosted by the Downtown Merchants and the Kristmas Town Kiwanis, kicks off with a Game Card activity from 12-8PM. Visit participating shops to win awesome gift baskets and certificates! At 4:15 PM head over to the Shelton Cinema for a holiday screening of Arthur Christmas - movie free with two non-perishable food items. At 6 PM enjoy the brilliance (courtesy of PUD#3) of the tree lighting and carol singing in Post Office Park. When Santa arrives the block party includes marshmallow-roasting bonfires in Railroad Avenue, train rides, food, shopping, and more caroling events!
Saturday all eyes are on Santa Claus…. get ready to celebrate and snap a few pictures at the 32’ Beauchamp Kris Kringle on First and Mill! From 12 PM - 4:00 PM enjoy live music, caroling, food and craft activities for the whole family! Head over to Railroad Avenue before 5:00 PM for the annual Santa Claus Parade. Custom floats, marching bands, antique cars, and of course, the Claus family, make for a great holiday celebration.
December 7, 4:15 PM | 517 W Franklin St, Shelton
Holiday Magic FREE Movie - Arthur Christmas – The Shelton Cinemas presents Arthur Christmas (PG) for Shelton Downtown Merchants' Holiday Magic. Admission is a nonperishable food item. Enjoy holiday fun and help the community!
December 7 - 8 | 427 W Railroad Ave, Shelton
The Mason County Historical Society is partnering with United Angels for an ornament decorating station in front of the museum. All supplies will be provided. You can keep your ornament or use it to decorate one of the museum trees that will go to a family in need. United Angels works to provide immediate veterinary care and food for animals in need. The Historical Society will be holding a silent auction to support the museum.
Hot Cider and cookies will be provided.
December 7 | Skookum Creek Event Center, Shelton
The Wizards of Winter Holiday Orchestra – The Wizards of Winter perform a holiday rock opera titled "Tales Beneath a Northern Star". Join them on a musical journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas.
December 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
27061 N US Hwy 101, Hoodsport
Hoodsport Holiday Dinner - This amazing dinner and cocktail pairing brings together the local talent and unique flavors of the Hardware Distillery and The Tides Restaurant.; $39 includes prix fixe dinner & cocktails – Caesar Salad with Cranberry and Goat Cheese Bite; Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Cream Sauce, Potato Pancakes, and Sauteed Green Beans; Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. Reservations required. (206) 300-0877 or stop in person at The Tides Restaurant.
December 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Toziers Brothers, Ace Hardware, Mill Street, Shelton WA
Celebrate the Christmastown Santa with live music, photos with the 32’ Santa, and Xinh’s delicious clams! Event is free but hot chocolate. apple cider and cookies by donation for the Seattle Children’s Hospital; Pictures and food extra.
December 8, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, 24210 N US Highway 101, Hoodsport
Cocktails & Carols at Hardware Distillery Join members of the Great Bend Chorale for cocktails and carols. Choir members will lead caroling while our guests enjoy holiday cocktails with locally distilled spirits, beer from Seattle's Mollusc Brewing, and holiday desserts served by Hood Canal Events. Tickets $49.95,include dessert and first cocktail. No-host bar. Proceeds support Great Bend Chorale's scholarships. greatbendmusic.com
December 9 | Skookum Creek Event Center, Shelton WA
Oak Ridge Boys “Shine The Light on Christmas” Holiday Tour – The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million records, won five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards, and have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam. Their Shine the Light on Christmas tour features a mixture of their greatest country-pop hits and holiday tunes.
December 8 - 9,: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | SHS Performing Arts Center, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton
Cold Winter Nights Concert – The Harstine Island Community Choir’s annual Christmas Concert presents traditional favorites from the rich cultural heritage of Scandinavia. Conductor Elizabeth Berndt starts the program with a Swedish tradition in which a young girl representing St. Lucia, wearing a halo of candles, celebrates the beginning of longer days and shorter nights with festive song. Many works are sung in part in their original languages for listeners to experience the original feeling and sound of the song, but also in English for easier interpretation and enjoyment. Program includes Christmas favorites the whole family will enjoy.
December 9, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | North Mason High School, Belfair
Welcoming Light Holiday Concert by Anna's Bay Chorale – A celebration of the season, focusing on the welcoming spirit which lives within the holidays. Features music from cultures around the world, well-known pieces with inventive twists, and classics everyone loves when this time of year comes around. Some examples include African Gloria, Joy to the World, Nutcracker Jingles, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
December 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, The Skookum Creek Event Center, 91 SR 108, Shelton
Oak Ridge Boys Shine the Light on Christmas –The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million records, won five Grammy Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards, and have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Their Shine the Light on Christmas tour features a mixture of their greatest hits and holiday tunes. littlecreekcasino.com
December 14, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 6871 E. SR 106, Union
Men's Night Out at the Cameo – Features holiday gift shopping assistance and free gift wrapping. Lots of ideas for last minute gifts. Hardware Distillery gnomes make great gifts!
December 14 - 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Hammersley Inlet Shelton WA
Shelton Lighted Boat Parade – Dress warm and gather your friends! It’s time for a festive boat parade! Boats decorated with lights, leave Oakland Bay Marina, travel around the shores of Oakland Bay and down Hammersley Inlet. The parade goes about half a mile past Libby Point before returning to the Marina.
December 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 710 W. Alder Street , Shelton
Holiday Concert and Sing-Along – You provide the voices, Timberland Regional Library provide the lyrics, and "All Strings Attached" will provide the music. Join in on a holiday concert! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Shelton Timberland Library.
December 15, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM | 141 W Airview Way, Shelton
Christmas Party at Kapowsin – Celebrate a great year of skydiving with food, drinks, dancing, and fun! Dress is semi-formal to formal.
December 15 | Hood Canal, Union, WA
Great Bend Holiday Lights Boat Parade – Join the Great Bend Chorale and Youth Chorale on the Lady Alderbrook on a two-hour lighted boat parade around Hood Canal. Choirs will sing Christmas carols which will be broadcast from the Lady Alderbrook, and by FM transmitter in Union and Hoodsport. Guests on board will enjoy a seafood buffet (chowder, oysters, crab and more) with a selection of holiday desserts and a no-host bar. Cruise the south shore, departing from the Alderbrook Resort & Spa dock and heading east. Staying mid-channel, the parade will return to Union and, at Hood Canal Marina, make another turn to cruise the shoreline. Waterfront homes and businesses along the length of the cruise route are invited to participate in a decoration contest for Best of Show and People's Choice.
December 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | SHS Performing Arts Center, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton
Welcoming Light Concert –The Anna's Bay Chorale features music from cultures around the world, well-known pieces with inventive twists, and classical holiday favorites
December 16, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Hunter Farms, 1921 E State Route 106, Union
"The Baby Born in the Barn" Celebration – A traditional and unique Christmas celebration that is fun for the whole family. Staged in the barn at Hunter Farms. Refreshments provided. Bring a blanket and dress warmly. FREE
December 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Shelton High School Performing Arts Center, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton
Home for the Holidays: Shelton High School Choirs Concert
December 21, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM | Alderbrook Golf Clubhouse, 330 East Country Club Drive East, Union
CHRISTMAS CAROL BEER CHOIR At this FREE event musicians hand out caroling books and lead the holiday singing in this special Christmas edition of Beer Choir! Make an evening of it and celebrate the holidays!
December 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | NCCU Worship Center, 951 E Dalby Road, Union
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service A celebration of Christ's birth in a candlelight setting
December 25, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union
Christmas Dinner A decadent dinner of holiday cheer at Alderbrook's annual NW Christmas tradition! (360) 898-5500
December 29, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | SHS Performing Arts Center, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton
6th Annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration Enjoy top notch sound in a warm, comfortable venue, entertainment includes the Scudrunners - return appearance after 4 yr, top musicians from the Northwest; Luke and Kaitl Dewhirst - brother sister duo, not to be missed and Runaway Train - host band for Bluegrass from the Forest (May 17-19). $15 min. Donation - proceeds to benefit May festival.
December 31, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union
New Year's Eve Dinner | Ring in the New Year with a dinner accompanied with live music, fireworks and a midnight champagne toast! (360) 898-5500
Dec 31, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton
2019 New Year's Eve Celebration at the Creek | Featuring live entertainment with Harmonious Funk Bring your dancing shoes and start 2019 off right! Tickets:$40; Hotel Packages are available for the NYE Party!
December 31, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Union City Market, 5101 State Route 106, Union
Canal Cookout: New Year's Eve Celebration – Savor the year-round bounty of Hood Canal with the freshest local ingredients, refined with culinary technique. Attire is canal-side casual. Reservation required;$45pp.