Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, Poulsbo holds its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Locals and visitors alike congregate at the intersection of Viking & Lindvig Way to partake in the holiday festivities. Under tents, people mingle and children decorate cookies and ornaments to hang on the trees. Nearby the local “royalty” including Miss Poulsbo & Miss Viking Fest, lead caroling with the attending children. Santa and Mrs. Claus ride by in their “sleigh” and around 6:00pm the crowd cheers as the trees in this small park all come aglow with twinkling Christmas lights. Its a brief but special gathering that kicks off the holiday season. To follow, our local car dealership Hudson Auto graciously throw’s an “after-party” where folks can come in and get warm, snacks and drinks are available as well as craft-making activities for kids and an opportunity to get their photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

Throughout the month of December there are many family-friendly events taking place in Poulsbo, including Julefest, Carriage Rides through downtown, a visit to Father Christmas and a lighted boat parade. For details and a list of all the holiday happenings, click here.