Christmas in the Country Festival

7336 NE State Highway 104
Kingston, WA 98346

Christmas in the Country, held annually the first Friday, Saturday & Sunday of December, is Bainbridge Island's premier winter holiday event. Launching the celebration of the Christmas season each year since 1993, this beloved community event supports home-based business entreprenuers, nonprofit organizations, artists, authors, and musicians. Following a map, visitors will drive the winding, tree-lined, rural roads on Bainbridge and stop at quaint historic cottages, farms, fascinating homes hand built by the owners, and nonprofit venues. One can experience first hand a historical perspective of some of the early 1900 Bainbridge Island homes or meet native born Islanders who are descendants of individuals significant to Island history.  Venues are tucked deep within tall stands of Douglas fir and cedar trees and others in various neighborhood hills and dales, some of them built between 1910-1930 in conjunction with two large sawmills that operated on both ends of the Island. The Christmas in the Country tour allows you to explore backwoods Bainbridge and experience private homes and buildings while shopping for unique, handmade art, gift items, and epicurean delights created by local and regional artists and authors.

Christmas in the Country is festive & fun!! The free, driving tour is suitable for all ages. Besides holiday shopping that is unique and personal, there are activities for children including free pony rides and Santa visits.  We have several fascinating venues to welcome you to stop in and experience history, meet fascinating artists and their handmade arts & crafts, nosh on savory foods, and enjoy festive music, activities and décor. Bathe in the fascinating charm and hominess within the classy and historic homes. Encounter Santa and his elves in the rustic coziness of a family built barn. Enjoy the mirth of children riding a pony in a bucolic equestrian stable.

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