Photos by Tag: Christmas

January 8th, 2020

Salvation Army Christmas report

Once again this year the people of Anacortes responded generously to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign and other efforts to make the holiday brighter for local families in need. Salvation Army Anacortes Corps Captain Theresa Williams reports that the Red Kettle Campaign brought in $59,100. With a mix of paid bell ringers and many […]

December 21st, 2019

Community’s first Town Crier, 2002

This photograph of Anacortes Town Crier Judy Jewell was taken at the 2002 Community Christmas tree lighting event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Judy did an awesome job representing this community for many years!

December 20th, 2019

Christmas canine co-pilot

Creating Christmas memories each Saturday in downtown Anacortes are Lola Lang and her loyal Christmas canine co-pilot, “Tucker.” They drive a team of two beautiful horses pulling a multi-passenger trolley up and down Commercial Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. Tomorrow (Dec. 21) is the last opportunity of the season for this free adventure, made […]

December 19th, 2019

Merchants welcome Christmas shoppers

The clock is ticking on Christmas 2019, and Anacortes merchants are eager to assist those who are still chipping away at their gift list. See for details about the city’s “Coastal Christmas” campaign, including opportunities to buy/qualify for gift rewards. More than ever, with online shopping taking its toll on hometown businesses, Anacortes merchants […]

December 19th, 2019

Anacortes Christmas 2005

Nostalgia time. Christmas 2005 in Anacortes, including parade scenes as well as a decorated shop window (Maison Jardin) and a couple of scenes from Causland Memorial Park. Remember Anna Curtis painted on the side of the New Wilson Hotel? Remember Bill Berry’s KLKI “remotes?” Remember Biker Santa Mike and his rosy cheeked sidekick, Sue? Check […]

December 18th, 2019

Sea angel tops tree

In keeping with this island city’s “Coastal Christmas” theme, the topper on this year’s community tree is a large mermaid. The unique topper decorates the top of a tree made up of crab traps with wraparound greens and maritime theme decorations. Another Anacortes Chamber of Commerce production!

December 14th, 2019

Anacortes merchants host Shop Local campaign

Shop local and qualify for weekly and grand prizes as a participant in the “Keep the Cheer Here” Christmas shopping campaign sponsored by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and local merchants. Click on link for details:

December 13th, 2019

Downtown dresses for Christmas

Once again this year, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants have lit up Commercial Avenue to create a special holiday atmosphere. In addition to white lights, Christmas wreaths decorate the main street, north and south. Many merchants have also created colorful display windows … and free horse trolley rides are available each Saturday […]

December 11th, 2019

Christmas kitties animate tree

“Living Christmas tree” indeed. My wife LaDonna scored this awesome shot of kittens on a recent visit to a friend’s home. The adventurous kittens found the decorated tree irresistible, as evidenced here as they emerged from inner branches to greet their guests. (No kittens were injured in the making of this special Christmas memory.)

December 26th, 2011

Angry seas on Christmas Day

I didn’t venture out on Christmas Day, but my friend Del Zane was more adventurous. He grabbed his camera and headed out mid-afternoon for a series of shots from the beach at Burrows Bay. Wow! To see more of Del’s work, visit

December 23rd, 2011

Sleighbells ring in downtown Anacortes

Look for these smiling faces on Christmas Eve day (Saturday, December 24) as the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the final day of free horse-drawn trolley rides in the Historic Downtown area. This year’s merchant theme is “Tidings of Joy.” Horses Slim and Bill pull the trolley between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This week’s […]

December 19th, 2011

Chamber lights it up for Christmas

In addition to encouraging businesses to decorate for the holidays, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce does its part at its Commercial Avenue business office and Visitors Center.

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