1. Open House & Tree Lighting | November 24th | 12 to 7pm

Churchmouse Yarns & Tea on Bainbridge Island | by Jen Pells | Bainbridge Island Realtor

Churchmouse Yarns & Tea on Madrone Lane on Bainbridge Island.

Kick the holiday season off with the Downtown Holiday Open House. Retailers will be offering a variety of specials.

The fun will continue at the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:00pm that evening at the Bank Plaza. Enjoy hot ciders, treats and music by the BHS Band & Ovation!  Special guest, Santa Claus, will be on hand to help light the 2012 Community Tree.  And tomorrow is Small Business Saturday – another reason to support local merchants!

2. Santa Photos | December 1, 8 & 15th | 10am to 1pm

Visit Santa at Columbia Bank (Downtown Branch)  with your wishlist and have your annual photo taken. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to benefit Helpline House.

Hansel & Gretel at BPA on Bainbridge Island

Hansel & Gretel Opens December 7th at BPA on Bainbridge Island.

3. Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents Hansel & Gretel | December 7th – 23rd

BPA calls it a “Kid-tastic, a holiday show for the entire family.”  The classic Grimm tale is directed and translated by our own, Lisa Mandelkorn. Click here to find out more about show times and ticket prices. The special opening night reception is Friday December 7th at 6:30 pm and would make for a special family night out.

4. First Friday Art Walk | December 7th | 6-8pm

Venture downtown for art, holiday lights, refreshments & fun at the First Fridays Art Walk. Click here for a map and a list of participating retailers.

Gingerbread Houses at Blackbird Bakery | by Jen Pells | Bainbridge Realtor

Get your Gingerbread House Kit at Blackbird Bakery on Winslow Way.

5. Holiday Shopping Passport | November 24-December 24

The Holiday Passport is back again this holiday season. Pick up a complimentary Passport from a participating retailer. Collect a stamp when you spend $10. Collect stamps from 50% of the businesses in the Passport Program and enter to win one of four Downtown Shopping Sprees, each valued at $1,200.   Click here for more info.  This year there will be a special kid’s passport (Elves on the Shelves). See the passport or a participating retailer for more info.

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