The Island Lights Festival will be held at 6 pm Friday December 1, 2023 at a new location in Friday Harbor. This year Santa will light the tree at the corner of Argyle and Spring, in front of Wells Fargo Bank followed by some more holiday fun at the San Juan Island Grange on First Street. A plaque installed on November 3, 1990 by American Legion Post 163 refers to the tree as “The Christmas Tree, dedicated to all MIA’s of all wars”.
It will be a fun filled evening when folks start gathering at 6 pm to await the arrival of Santa to light the tree. We will have caroling while sipping some hot chocolate and cookies from Riptide Café. First on the schedule will be the Treblemakers Choir of the Elementary School, followed by Angel Michaels and the Island Chordsmen.
After we are finished with the caroling and tree lighting, all will head up to the Grange for pictures with Santa and crafts with Island Rec!
The tree lighting is part of the month-long holiday events in Friday Harbor. More details will be available soon.