The morning sun poked through as hundreds gathered along Commercial Avenue for the annual Lions Club Christmas Parade Saturday in Anacortes. Lions “shared the stage” with many other organizations including the Kiwanis Club, represented here by Santa and a trailer-load of young helpers. As usual, the parade included local stars ranging from Mayor Dean Maxwell […]
Glimpses of Christmas past are visible in the windows of antique stores on Commercial Avenue. This Santa Claus salt and pepper set scene also features a cookbook illustrated by Norman Rockwell. Days Gone By and Anacortes Antiques are side-by-side shops within walking distance from Port of Anacortes facilities and the Guemes Channel.
This is, after all, a community with a rich maritime heritage. One of my favorite Christmas window decorations is the wave-hopping Santa at Anacortes Marine Supply and Hardware on Commercial Avenue. Other holiday delights at this historic shop include a tree decorated with fishing lures.
In keeping with a decades-old tradition, Santa arrived Saturday at the Tesoro employees recreation hall. Dozens of children lined up for the chance to deliver their Christmas wish lists personally. The Tesoro children’s party dates back to the Fifties, when the refinery was built by Shell.
Santa Claus stopped in at Causland Park Saturday night, much to the delight of this young girl who responded with a hug. Santa distributed Christmas greetings and gifts to children attending the Carol Sing-along sponsored by the Salvation Army – Anacortes Corps. Music was provided by a Salvation Army band, with the voices of The […]
Santa was cool in more ways than one Saturday, sporting a pair of sunglasses as his float made its way south on Commercial Avenue during the Lions Christmas Parade. This parade entry was sponsored by the Lions Club. In addition to organizing the popular event, volunteers from the club lined the parade route to ensure […]
Santa and a green elf helper stopped in Friday night at the community tree lighting event in downtown Anacortes. Pictured here is little Logan Hanrahan and his mother, Treva. Rosy red cheeks were “the look” of the evening as a couple of hundred adults and children turned out for this memorable family adventure. See more […]