Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

The Lights of Christmas is a family-friendly festival that brings excitement and joy to people of all ages with more than ONE MILLION lights in dazzling displays, live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and more. 21 nights the day after Thanksgiving through December 29, 2019, 5-10pm. Located in Stanwood, WA, one hour north of Seattle; 800-228-6724 or www.TheLightsofChristmas.com.

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Dec
12
Thu
Live Music in the Piano Lounge: Angels Descending @ Jansen Art Center
Dec 12 all-day

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live in the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community.

Join vocalists Wendy Donaghy and Sharon Mayson as they usher in the holiday season with many of your favorites such as White Christmas, Santa Baby, Breath of Heaven, and even Mozart’s Alleluja!

Wendy Donaghy stays busy as a singer throughout the Pacific Northwest. Donaghy has been a featured soprano soloist with the Lynden Festival of Music for several years and held the lead role in the production of Opera Latte at Mount Baker Theater.

Sharon Mayson is a highly sought after local singer. Along with her considerable vocal training she has a natural gift that shines through every note.

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2019 – 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit @ Jansen Art Center
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at the Jansen Art Center on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the Opening Reception for the 2019 – 2020 Winter Juried Exhibit. Enjoy Live Music in the Piano Lounge, meet the artists and explore all of our Winter Exhibits!

The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy.

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Museum Advocates: Bellingham High School Showstoppers Holiday Favorites @ Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm

The Bellingham High School (BHS) Showstoppers spread holiday magic with their stellar song and dance. Be prepared to get into the spirit of the season! This award-winning small mixed vocal ensemble is auditioned out of three choral ensembles at BHS and is led by director Linda Short, who has been a veteran of the school district for 38 years.

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The Naughty List’s Holiday Market @ Broadway Hall
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Naughty List's Holiday Market @ Broadway Hall

Introducing The Naughty List’s first annual Holiday Market! Support local artists and find that perfect last minute present for someone special!

This years Holiday Market will include fabulous local vendors, tasty treats and a chance to win the ultimate holiday prize package.

Come between 3-4pm to get your photo taken on Burlesque Santa’s lap!

The Holiday Market will be open 2pm to 8pm on December 12th and 13th, all ages welcome. Free entry for all!

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The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Lights of Christmas Festival @ Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

The Lights of Christmas is a family-friendly festival that brings excitement and joy to people of all ages with more than ONE MILLION lights in dazzling displays, live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and more. 21 nights the day after Thanksgiving through December 29, 2019, 5-10pm. Located in Stanwood, WA, one hour north of Seattle;