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Festival of Chimes and Lights

We are very excited to announce a couple changes to this years event and introducing Santa's Sleigh on the Bay!

Pictures with Santa will now be located in the grassy area behind the Port Orchard Public Market and Josephine's Mercantile. Pictures will still be held after the tree lighting ceremony.

Santa's Sleigh on the Bay is located in the parking lot behind Port Orchard Public Market and Josephine's Mercantile and features hay rides, Santa pictures, volunteers with free refreshments and food, and more.

Parking Lot #4 which is located next to the Marina Park and gazebo, will be open for parking.

2019 Festival of Chimes and Lights

'Christmas by the Bay'


On Saturday, December 7, 2019, rain or shine, come join us in downtown Port Orchard for our annual, free community Festival, the Festival of Chimes and Lights! There is something for everyone!

  • Kid crafts
  • Tree lighting
  • Port of Bremerton Christmas Lane decorated boats
  • Marching band
  • Choirs
  • Pooch N' Purr Pet Parade
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Free chili, hot cider, popcorn, and hot cocoa
  • and much, much more!

We are excited to announce the Tree Decorating Contest is back! Click the Tree Decorating Contest menu item of the left or the icon below for more information.


marching band
jingle bell run
14 lighted boat
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