Celebrate the holidays with merriment and joy on the Olympic Peninsula. Bring your family and friends. Head out to experience the festive lights. Go ice skating. Take to the mountains for snow fun. Wander through a maze of trees brightly lit with lights. This is the perfect place to spark your senses this holiday season.
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and 7 Cedars Light Display – Blyn
November through January
Nothing says the holidays are here on the north Olympic Peninsula like the breathtaking lights installed by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and 7 Cedars in Blyn (just east of Sequim). They illuminate the night sky with the largest holiday light display in Washington. Every year, beginning in October, a crew of 25 people from P. Walker Inc. spends roughly 7,500 hours installing the magical light display of more than three million lights. The holiday lights have become a tradition and a beautiful way for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and 7 Cedars to say thank you to the community and Happy Holidays to all. LEARN MORE
Dungeness River Nature Center Lights – Sequim
November through January 1
You won’t want to miss the stunning lights on the historic railroad bridge crossing the Dungeness River on the Olympic Discovery Trail at Railroad Bridge Park. Thousands of lights brighten the walkway, along with cedar swags and wreaths. The display is a gift to the community from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to everyone who comes by to enjoy them. LEARN MORE
Winter Ice Village – Port Angeles
November through January 2
Enjoy a delightful ice-skating experience in downtown Port Angeles this holiday season. You can spend time on the ice, pop out for some holiday shopping and lunch or dinner. Then come back to skate away those calories. Check out all the action in real time on the Skatecam! LEARN MORE
Light Art Experience at Webster’s Woods – Port Angeles
November through December 28
Get out and get curious! The Light Art Experience is a free self-guided adventure where people can stroll through the woods to see the 15 new and returning light art installations. They transform the park with light and color. The sculptures will be lit from 4 – 8 pm. LEARN MORE
Winter Snow Sports on Hurricane Ridge – Port Angeles area
November through March 26, 2023
The winter season kicked off at Hurricane Ridge in late November at Olympic National Park. This is the area’s most popular spot for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, and just playing in the snow!
In early December, additional facilities will open. On December 4, the Hurricane Ridge Ski, Snowboard and Tubing Area is scheduled to begin operations. On December 9, the Mountain View Café plus the Gift Shop and Rental Shop at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center will open.
Starting December 31, join for Saturday Snowshoe Walks with a Ranger. These ranger-led programs are a great way to experience Hurricane Ridge’s winter wonderland. Snowshoes and instructions are provided.
Get started planning a fun and safe winter trip to Hurricane Ridge at https://go.nps.gov/HRWinter.
Experience Christmastown, USA – Shelton
November through January 7
You won’t want to miss the 4th Annual Guinness Tribute maze (a tribute to winning the Guinness World Record for the most lit Christmas Trees in One Display in 2019). The Christmas trees are in the shape of Washington state and open every day through December. There will be free wagon rides to see the lights, an annual gingerbread contest, a Christmastown Market with artisan crafts and handmade items for your shopping pleasure plus a wreath workshop and so much more! LEARN MORE
Happy Holidays from the Olympic Peninsula! To see even more events, check out our Events Calendar.