Heading into the holidays in Port Gamble

Port Gamble General Store kicks off the holiday season

The goblins and ghouls are being replaced by ornaments and wreaths, the brightly colored leaves will soon be replaced with brightly colored lights. And in the same spirit of seasonal changes, Port Gamble is putting away the scares in exchange for holiday cheer. The Port Gamble General Store will be kicking off the holiday season with their 10th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by Moon Girl. Join them for their open house where they turn the historic general store into a wonderland of trees, unveil their highly touted holiday merchandise and celebrate the beginning of the season. Enjoy 15 percent off all holiday ornaments and décor and hourly gift basket drawings. Bring three or more non-perishable food items and get an extra 10 percent off one item (not combinable). For more, visit portgamblegeneralstore.com.

Be sure to hit all the Port Gamble shops while you’re in town. WISH will be running a special on Christmas cards the day of the General Store Holiday Open House which will see another 10 percent off all Christmas cards.

Tango Zulu is known for its imports, but did you know they also carry locally made felted soap? This handmade soap covered in exfoliating sheep wool comes in scents like old mill lilac, black tea & honey, and blue spruce. Usually $9.99, the soaps will be discounted at 10 percent off on Saturday Nov. 9, so that’s a great time to give them a try.

A look ahead: Port Gamble Country Christmas

Coming up in December is perhaps, our biggest event of the year – Port Gamble’s annual Country Christmas. Join us for a traditional holiday weekend in historic Port Gamble on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where you can take in the sights of over 100,000 Christmas lights. Saturday is the main event, with Santa’s Workshop ($5/child, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) hosted by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, tractor rides, town lighting of the Post Office building, sidewalk sales, and a spectacular firework show provided by Boomtown Productions. The fireworks show will blast off on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5:15 p.m. just after the town tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Be sure to join us on Sunday Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Santa’s Workshop, continued specials and holiday cheer at the Port Gamble shops.

Visit our website for more details as we get closer to the event: portgamble.com/country- christmas-1 .

Ghost Conference – Nov. 8-10 | The Point Casino & Hotel and Port Gamble

The 10th Annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference is planned for Nov. 8–10 at the Point Casino & Hotel during the daytime with nighttime frights and activities in historic Port Gamble. This conference is one of the oldest on the West coast and is suited for those simply interested in the paranormal to those who are seasoned paranormal investigators.

The Ghost Conference offers guest speakers from the Northwest. We are also offering classes, workshops, and a live psychic gallery reading throughout the weekend as well as investigations in some of Port Gamble’s hot spots of paranormal activity like the Walker-Ames House.

Registration for all three days is $40 per person or get a one-day pass for $30. Download the registration form, get your tickets, and see all the details at portgambleparanormal.com/ghostconference2019. Ghost Walk tour dates and Special Investigations are filling up fast.

The popular annual Ghost Walks run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., October through March and typically sell out fast. Take a guided tour of Port Gamble, highlighting the town’s history and paranormal experiences and includes stops in the Walker-Ames House, Historic Museum, Post Office, and the Buena Vista Cemetery. Participants must be 16+ to attend. $25 per person and tickets required. Find the dates and get your tickets at portgambleparanormal.com.

Ever wondered what it’s like to take part in a paranormal investigation? Join paranormal investigator Pete Orbea for an evening in the famed Walker-Ames House of Port Gamble for a paranormal investigation. You’ll get an in-depth look into the history and “long-term” residents while seeking to find out what goes bump in the night. The investigation runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and starts at the Walker-Ames House. Bring a flashlight, dress warm, and bring any equipment for ghost hunting. Find the dates and get your tickets at portgambleparanormal.com. Participants must be 16+.

Unique and beautiful private event space – Port Gamble Museum

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of one of Washington State’s oldest towns. Make your next company retreat or party one for the history books in the Port Gamble Historic Museum. Built in 1916 as one of the mill site offices, the museum was designed in 1972 and opened in 1976 housing an abundance of historical items from Port Gamble and the sawmill which operated from 1853 to 1995. Give Port Gamble Weddings & Events a call at 360-297-8074 to book your next unique event that will be one for the history books.

Stay in Touch

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