Tree lighting, holiday activities set for Dec. 3


Holiday Harbor Lights is bringing family-friendly festivities to Blaine on Saturday, December 3. With snow sprinkling Blaine on November 29, and potentially more in the forecast, many holiday event organizers say they still expect the activities to continue. 

The festival will start at 9 a.m. with the Blaine Senior Center’s pancake breakfast at the center, 763 G Street. The breakfast, which will last until 11 a.m., will cost $7 for adults and $5 for children under 6. Interim director Cheryl English said the breakfast was expected to continue, weather permitting. Any cancellation will be posted on the center’s website,, and likely in front of the center, she said.

St. Anne’s Church is expected to host its Christmas market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 604 H Street. Eydie Berry, with the church, said the church still planned on doing the event, despite the weather being difficult to predict. The church will also host the market from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. 

Friends of Blaine Library (FOBL) is scheduled to host its annual book sale at the Blaine Community Center pavilion, 635 8th Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The book sale may be canceled or relocated to Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street, depending on weather conditions, Blaine Library branch manager Jonathan Jakobitz said. The FOBL board was expected to decide if it would change its plans on November 30, he said, adding signage would redirect people if the location changed.  

Blaine Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) will have its 10th annual Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 1800 H Street. Celine Mauger, with BBBPRD2, said the obstacle course would continue with snow, as long as there’s not ice. People can check the BBBPRD2 website at and Facebook page for weather updates. 

Blaine Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheila Wood said the holiday bazaar, Christmas tree lighting and meeting Santa Claus are expected to go ahead as planned. 

The holiday bazaar will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 648 Peace Portal Drive. Vendors will sell everything from knit scarves to soaps and woodwork. 

The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 4:45 p.m. at G Street Plaza. Other holiday festivities, including caroling and sweet treats, are expected. Families can end the eventful day by meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus 5-7 p.m. at the Blaine Visitor Information Center, 546 Peace Portal Drive. 


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