Holiday on the Bay 2023

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Holiday on the Bay 2023

Kick off the Holiday Season at the Port of Everett Waterfront!
Pacific Rim Plaza, 1028 13th Street, Everett, WA 98201

The Port of Everett invites community members and visitors to join in a day of family fun at the waterfront during its 16th annual Holiday on the Bay event taking place Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon – 6 p.m.

Rain or shine, guests will gather in and around the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza, near Hotel Indigo, for the day’s outdoor festivities including a holiday pop-up market, food trucks, free kids’ activities from crafts, face painting and balloon twisters to touch-a-truck, character meet-and-greets, a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa, lighted boats on parade, festive music and lighting displays. 

HERE's This year's full event schedule:

Holiday Market

Start the holiday shopping season by supporting local vendors! The Port is curating a pop-up shop with a variety of artists and craft vendors bringing various goods to meet all your holiday shopping needs. You're sure to find that gift for someone special!

Applications are now closed. Vendors will be notified the week of November 13.

FREE Holiday Crafts

in partnership with Imagine Children's Museum
The Port has once again teamed up with our friends at Imagine Children’s Museum to continue its annual partnership in providing free holiday crafts. Visit the Imagine Children's Museum booth to complete your craft! (1 per person; while supplies last).


Bring your kiddos out to check out some cool engines! The City of Everett Fire Department will be bringing a fire truck and their mascot, the Snohomish County PUD will be bringing their arc trailer for demonstrations, and more!


Marine Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

The annual toy drive for Marine Toys for Tots is back again, accepting new, unwrapped toys for children in need this holiday season. Drop them November 3 through December 1 at the Port’s Waterfront Center lobby, near Scuttlebutt Restaurant, or bring your donation to Holiday on the Bay on December 2 and the Holiday on the Bay 5K on December 3.

Meet & Greet with Frozen-inspired Ice Queens

Come meet, mingle and snap a photo with your favorite ice queens from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Pacific Rim Plaza.

Lighted Boat Parade

Join us December 2  for a lighted boat parade, put on by Mukilteo Yacht Club. Various viewing locations are available along the waterfront trails and at select restaurants. The lighted boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. when boats leave North Guest Dock 5 near Pacific Rim Plaza.

Pacific Ice

seasonal Community ice rink with presenting sponsor dwayne lane's auto family
Lace 'em up for the 3rd annual seasonal ice rink, Pacific Ice with presenting sponsor Dwayne Lane's Auto Family, located at the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza, just in front of Hotel Indigo’s Jetty Bar & Grille. The family-friendly program runs daily from November 25, 2023 through January 8, 2024 with open ice skating public sessions, birthday/holiday parties, and select special events to be announced.

New this year, enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness of free s'mores with "Fire & Ice" on Friday and Saturday nights and meet fan-favorite movie characters on "Magical Mondays."

At Pacific Ice, guests will enjoy a truly unique experience of skating on real ice at a covered, open air rink overlooking the Port of Everett Marina. Holiday lights and hot cocoa add to the whimsical atmosphere.

Holiday on the Bay 5K

You’re invited to join us at Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place for the inaugural Holiday on the Bay 5K! The Port is excited to launch this new event in partnership with Snohomish Running Company to provide an exciting new addition to the Port’s winter festivities. We encourage runners and walkers of all skill levels to join in on the fun! Participants will enjoy a picturesque flat route with sweeping views of the Port of Everett Marina, Port Gardner Bay, and the Olympic Mountains. You don’t want to miss the first wintertime run at the waterfront! Register today and prepare to don your best blue and white winter-themed garb on Sunday, Dec. 3. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. sharp!

Restaurant Specials

Support your waterfront restaurants and businesses this holiday season! As we kick off the holidays, check out the various specials offered from drinks and dining to lodging and more! Gift cards make great gifts.