December 4th, 2020

Scenes from Anacortes Christmas Past

With the traditional Anacortes Tree Lighting event going virtual tonight (Friday, Dec. 4), I thought it would be fun to get aboard the Wayback Machine for some scenes from tree lightings past. Many of those pictured here, including Santa, Mayor Laurie Gere and TJ Fantini, are still actively involved in Chamber of Commerce activities! “Jingle all the Way” to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at 6 p.m. tonight to enjoy this community event, “virtual” this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. And on your first trip downtown for Christmas shopping, check out the unique crab pot tree in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 819 Commercial Avenue.


Steve Berentson

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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