When you shop local in downtown Port Orchard, you support small businesses and capture the spirit of the season with your gift giving. Take the time to enjoy the festive holiday decorations that light up Bay Street.  This will be the fifth year Bay Street is lined with trees decorated by sponsoring businesses or individuals. The City of Port Orchard is coordinating the trees, placing them in all of the large flower pots that line the sidewalks downtown. The cost to sponsor and decorate a tree is $55 and trees can be reserved at City Hall. Decorations can promote a business or service club, or just provide a creative outlet for a family.  Awards will be given by judges at the end of November and there is a People’s Choice award.  Everyone is invited to Bay Street to vote for their favorite tree from mid-November to December 28th. Drop your ballot with a participating merchant or leave it at the Port Orchard Market to be counted. POBSA will announce the People’s Choice tree winner as well as draw from the entries for the winner of a nice prize.
Enjoy wandering in and out of the numerous small shops, each with a unique inventory of those one-of-a-kind gifts that are wonderful to receive, but arguably even more fun to give. Looking for a Sasquatch bottle opener or a glass jar filled with fresh salt water taffy? Both can be found on Bay Street and both make terrific gifts. A bottle of that hard to find IPA or a pair of knitted fingerless gloves? Bay Street. A Fenton glass fairy light or the perfect transfer ware turkey platter for your Thanksgiving hosts? A piece of art or a handcrafted item? You guessed it, all can be found in downtown Port Orchard.  
While you can easily spend an entire day in the shops, don’t forget to stop for refreshments at one of the many independent restaurants (no chains here!) that can be found downtown. Stop for a holiday cocktail with friends. From authentic wood-fired pizza to delicious green curry to a fresh and crunchy Waldorf salad to a melt in your mouth prime rib, there is something to satisfy every appetite.
From lighting up downtown Port Orchard, to decorating trees on Bay Street to Small Business Saturday on November 26 to the Festival of Chimes and Lights on December 3rd to Don’t Panic Shopping (December 17-18), numerous galas, performances, classes and customer appreciation events, downtown Port Orchard has something for everyone during “Holiday on the Bay.”

Holiday Events in Downtown Port Orchard

Coloring Contest

The Port Orchard Bay Street Association is hosting a coloring contest for all age groups. Pick up the coloring page at participating merchants or from the Port Orchard Library and turn it in by the end of the year. Prizes awarded.

Gingerbread House Contest

The Port Orchard Market, 715 Bay Street, is accepting registrations for the 2022 Gingerbread House Contest – “A Scottish Christmas”. Entries for display are accepted December 5 through December 15 at the Public Market.

Chimes & Lights Special!

Victorian Hippie Chic, 810 Bay Street, is having a special for Saturday, December 3, from noon to 5 pm – all clothing will be 40% off! Come check this out.

Port Orchard Market

There is so much going on at the Port Orchard Market, 715 Bay Street

Thankful Board- come write what you are thankful for on the chalkboard at the PO Market starting Friday November 25th

Mega Chess at the Market starting Friday November 25th through December 11th

Senior Giving Tree-Monday November 28th through December 15th: Bring unwrapped gifts for seniors/elderly

Gingerbread House Contest and Display-Accepting Gingerbread creations starting December 5th through December 15th. People’s Choice judging December 10th through December 23rd.

SANTA at the Market- visits with Santa Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th 12:30-3pm. Come visit Santa in his sleigh and bring your camera

Free Gift Wrapping by POBSA at the PO Market Saturday and Sunday December 17th and 18th with local leaders and celebs doing the wrapping. (Don’t Panic Shopping)

Discounts during December

At Crow’s Curiosities, 140 Harrison Avenue, you receive a 15% discount off of purchases of $70 or more (excluding specimans and sale items)

Women's Circle

At Alchemy Wellness, 118 Bay Street, on December 7, from 6 pm – 7:45 pm – Gather Wonderful Women. Quiet In and Set Your intentions for the next 28 day cycle. This is a place to be authentic, and be heard. Monthly on the New or Full Moon. Intimate Gathering (only 8 spots) $25

Festival of Chimes and Lights

Festival of Chimes & Lights – SEE full day schedule.

Saturday December 3rd

Holiday Pooch & Purr  Pet Parade 4:30-5pm check in at Kitsap Bank Drive Thru

Tree Lighting and Chimes 5:20pm

Parade and Santa arrival 5:35

Santa Visits at Waterfront Park 6-7:30pm

Christmas Lane Lighted Boat Contest 5-8pm

Santa Pictures at Irene's Photos and Design

Santa will be available for pictures at Irene’s Photos and Design. Price $5.00. 839 Bay Street Port Orchard.

Friday, December 2nd 5-8pm

Sunday December 4th 4-7pm

Friday December 9th 5-8pm

Friday December 17th 5-8pm


The Local Pop Up Market at Revival

Join talented local makers at Revival, 702 Bay Street 

Revival – The Local Pop Up Market, 

Sunday December 4th

Sunday December 18th 

10 am to 4 pm

Holiday Special with Western Washington for the Arts

Make reservations and go see the Holiday Special at Western Washington for the Arts.  November 25th through December 18th tickets at

Everything is More Fun With Friends

At iGi Fitness, 1341 Bay Street Unit B,
everything is more fun with friends!!  Sign up with a friend for your iGi Fitness membership between Nov 25 and Dec 5th, and you both get two months at 50% off. This applies to both our Group Class membership and our Personal Training membership. Come try some classes for free and meet our amazing community!

The Mattress Store

Get ready for the best sleep! Mattress Store, 690 Bethel Ave, starting December 10 until January 10 is offering Free Sheets/Pillow/Mattress Protector with any purchase over $699.00. Check out their great selection of mattresses!

Herbal Remedies ~ Herbal Teas Make-n-Take

Join Erica Stevens, Herbalist, Forager, and Wild Crafter, at Alchemy Wellness, 118 Bay Street, from 2pm – 3:30 pm on Saturday, December10 to learn about herbal actions and formulation, and craft your own herbal teas. $25

Port Orchard Marina Christmas Lane

December 2-4, is Port Orchard Marina’s annual Christmas Lane! Boaters enjoy free guest moorage for the weekend if they commit to decorating their vessels – the result of which is truly stunning. Port Orchard Marina has already been busy decorating for the holiday season, so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a beautiful holiday scene.
December 3 – the Port Orchard Marina Office will be open from 5-7 pm during the Festival of Chimes & Lights for an “open office”. Stop in, get warm and have some nice refreshments.

Ornament Making at Hippie Witch Skincare

Ornament Making

Friday December 2nd 5:30pm

December 7th 5:30pm

Join Hippie Witch Skincare, 812 Bay Street,  for a fun Yuletide craft night where we will join together to make ornaments out of natural materials like cinnamon, pine, dried oranges, cranberries and jute. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations required. Purchase your tickets here

Cost $30

Saints and Sinners at Holy Water - A Heavenly Lounge

Holy Water – A Heavenly Lounge – is hosting its first Saint & Sinners’ Holiday Extravaganza on Sunday December 4 from 11-4pm! Featuring a few local vendors & artists from the Kitsap area ~ how special! The event is 21+ with no admission fee, so stop on by! This is our first show & we’re excited to have it!

Handmade with Love - Classes for the Holiday Season

Handmade with Love, 740 Bay Street, is offering a series of crafty classes for the Holiday Season. 

Paper Christmas Tree Decor Class – December 10 – 10 am or 1 pm – Cost $30.

Quilting Classes – December 17 and December 21. Each class $20.

Wood Gnome – December 3. Cost $20

Reserve your spot while there is still room available.


Essence of the Thymes - Take and Bake!

Essence of the Thymes – Holiday Take and Bakes for Christmas Dinner! Don’t waste precious time shopping at the store, call instead by December 20! 360-876-9200

Don't Panic Shopping - We have something for everyone!

We have something for everyone in downtown Port Orchard. And if you haven’t quite finished your shopping, come on December 17 and 18, find the perfect gift, and bring it home wrapped and ready to put under the tree. Free Gift Wrapping from noon to 5 pm both days at the Port Orchard Public Market. This year we have celebrity wrappers, so be sure to stop in.

Support Local Art and Artists at the Sidney Art Gallery

Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Avenue, represents local and regional artists. Come see the Christmas show with wonderful original artwork and unique gifts at affordable prices. Ornaments, Pottery, Wearables and more! Open House during the Festival of Chimes and Lights, Saturday, December 3, 10 am to 7 pm. 

Paint and Sip at Peninsula BevCo

Monday December 12th at 6pm Peninsula BevCo, 110 Harrison, will be hosting an exciting Christmas Paint n Sip with Paint Parties by Beth
$45 gets you all the supplies, step by step instructions from some amazing people, a drink of your choice, and an awesome Christmas present to take home and wrap for a loved one!🎁
Message us today for reservations!

Wine Dinner at the Bay Street Bistro

Bay Street Bistro Wine Dinner – the last of the year – on December 29 starting at 6 pm. Featuring Michael David wines. Reserve your spot now.

New Year's Eve Special Dinner

Ring in the New Year with a special dinner at the Bay Street Bistro. Reservations required.

New Year Sunday Supper

First Sunday Supper of 2023 at the Bay Street Bistro.

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