Fun Activities For The Whole Family – And Santa, Too!

ELMA, WA – Nov. 1, 2017– Grays Harbor County welcomes visitors throughout November and December with a full schedule of holiday activities for the whole family.

“This is a great time of the year for a visit to Grays Harbor County,” said Mike Bruner, director of the Grays Harbor County Tourism Office. “You’ll find special celebrations, shopping and fun for the whole family. It’s a great holiday getaway.”

Don’t forget that merchants of Grays Harbor County offer one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas you won’t find anywhere else. When you visit, take some time to explore the unique shops in all of the towns for memorable gifts perfect for family and friends.

November 2017

Nov. 4: The Aberdeen Lions Club presents its 13th annual Toast the Harbor Food & Wine Festival at the Quinault Beach Resort from 1-8 pm. Patrons will be able to taste wines from a dozen different wineries, beer from two breweries and spirits from a local distiller, plus shop at many different food and retail vendors. They will have bottles of your favorite wines available for purchase. Details: .

Nov. 11: The Elma Chamber will host an old-fashioned Veterans Day parade to honor veterans. Come out and salute those who have served our country. Details:

Nov. 17-19: The Elma Bazaar Weekend/Craft Fair will feature crafts, gifts, and food at Elma Grange and locations downtown. You don’t want to miss Elma’s Christmas and Holiday Bazaar Weekend. Start early and pick up the map of bazaars, in the drop box, at Elma Visitors Station, corner of Main and 3rd Streets. There are eight bazaars that have published information. After the bazaars, browse the quaint shops located in downtown Elma and have lunch at one of the many restaurants or groups offering lunch. Details: .

Nov. 18-19: Tis the season for the Country Christmas Bazaar at the Grays Harbor Event Center in Elma. The event is a hand-crafted Bazaar featuring pottery, quilts, stained glass, furniture, baked goods, floral, toys, decorations, jewelry and much more. Details: .

Nov. 24-26: Winter Fanta-Sea in Ocean Shores offers over 70 arts and crafts booths featuring thousands of unique items – just in time for the holidays. Bring the kids as Santa will be there to listen to all of your Christmas wishes. Details: 360-289-9586.

December 2017

Dec. 2: Join the South Beach Buccaneers for Santa by the Sea, as they welcome Santa to the Westport Marina at 10:30 am. Delivered to shore by the US Coast Guard, he will be escorted to the Destruction Island Lighthouse Lens Exhibit Hall on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum by cheering children and the Westport Fire Department. You can visit Santa in the Lens Building; bring your camera and capture the fun. Next door, at McCausland Hall, you can party with the Pirates, enjoy free refreshments, play “Walk the Plank” for prizes and shop at the Kids only store. Details: 253-381-5989.

Dec. 9: Festival of Lights returns to Montesano. Highlights of the festival include singing Christmas carols, a Jingle Bell Jog, a Santa Pancake Breakfast, craft fair, scavenger hunt, Cocoa building stations, great food and vendors, and of course, a lighted holiday parade with floats, marching bands and logging trucks, fire engines and other vehicles bedazzled with thousands of colorful lights. Details: 360-249-5522.

For more information on celebrating the holidays in Grays Harbor County, go to .


Media contact:

Kelly Peterson-Lalka

Grays Harbor Fair, Events & Tourism


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