Photos by Tag: Santa

December 16th, 2021

Santa goes ape

Well, it’s actually a gorilla, but “ape” worked better for my header. This is yet another amazing Joe Treat driftwood sculpture! Treat, who lives in Bow, has a number of unique driftwood sculptures already in town, including the popular giraffes at the W.T. Preston. This sculpture is located just off Commercial Avenue in the Pickett […]

December 11th, 2020

Christmas parade snapshots: 2005

Pictured here in December 2005 is the late Bill Berry, owner and head broadcaster at local AM radio station KLKI. Bill was everywhere with that remote microphone! Also pictured is a truckload of Santa and friends. Backdrop is the former Annie Curtis art painted on the side of the New Wilson Hotel. New art replaced […]

December 9th, 2020

Christmas scenes from 2001

It was Christmas 2001 in Anacortes when I headed downtown with my first digital camera: a Canon PowerShot, 3.2 MB. Everyone recognizes the Burton clock, still decorated annually with outdoor lights. The other two window displays are from Marine Supply & Hardware and a neighboring shop. “Full Throttle Santa” and “Full Beard Santa.” Good memories. […]

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 […]

December 1st, 2020

Santa waits on boy’s wish list: 2005

I remember this like it was yesterday: a little guy scratching his head as he shares his wish list with Santa. This was a 2005 Chamber of Commerce Christmas event at the Majestic Inn & Spa.

December 8th, 2019

Christmas parade delights

Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community  event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!

December 13th, 2010

Chief Santa

A miniature Santa dressed like a fire chief and flanked by two toy engines was a part of the Christmas tree donated recently by the Shell Puget Sound Refinery Safety Department.

December 5th, 2010

Parade wave

Santa took advantage of an invitation from the Anacortes Kiwanis Noon Club, rolling through the Historic Downtown District Saturday on a float sponsored by the service club.

December 5th, 2009

Santa & Kiwanis

Santa teamed up with Kiwanis Saturday for the annual Lions Club Christmas parade in downtown Anacortes. Both Santa and the service organization “serve the children of the world.” Hundreds lined Commercial Avenue this morning for a wonderful parade featuring floats, dignitaries, choirs, clubs and emergency service teams. Once again this year, Shell’s giant inflatable firefighters […]

December 7th, 2008

Kayak race

Among more than 100 kayakers involved in the Sunday morning Deception Pass Dash was this competitor, who opted to fight the elements with a seasonal Santa’s cap. The six-mile race started at Bowman’s Bay, looped around Deception Island, beneath Deception Pass Bridge, around Strawberry Island, through Canoe Pass and back to Bowman’s Bay. See […]

December 6th, 2008

Santa and helpers

With the help of a few young friends, Santa and the Kiwanis Club got together Saturday for a trip up Commercial Avenue in the annual Lions Club Christmas Parade. For more parade photos, see “Joy to the World” in Activities section.

December 7th, 2007

Santa on stage

Santa shared the stage with choruses from several schools Friday night at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting soonsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Next up: Lions Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Anacortes.

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