2015 National Gingerbread Competition in Victoria

2014 National Gingerbread Competition in Victoria

Each year, Victoria is decked to the hilt with holiday cheer. Among our favorite displays is the annual National Gingerbread Competition. It’s a feast for your eyes and your nose!

 

Hosted by the Inn at Laurel Point, these icing coated masterpieces will be on display through January 4, 2015.  (more…)

2014 Family Business Award

Earlier this year Kenmore Air received the 2014 Family Business Award. To have our company included among such wonderful family-owned businesses was an honor.

Being able to share the experience with three generations, well that just made the night even better. The video below is from the night of the awards banquet.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Seattle Business Magazine for including us and a big congratulations to our fellow 2014 Family Business Award recipients.

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Things to do this Winter in Victoria

Kenmore Air in Victoria by Dan King Images

November – December – Salmon Run at Goldstream Provincial Park
During the fall and early winter, salmon fight the currents to return to the stream where they hatched four years earlier. In the temperate climate of the Goldstream Provincial Park, these battered and bruised creatures lay their eggs and die shortly after. While the spawning process certainly draws a crowd, the hundreds of eagles and occasional bear is what will really grab your attention. This world-class spawning-stream is no secret to these creatures who count on the freshly hatched salmon fry for food each year.

November 22 – January 4 – Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase
Held at the Inn at Laurel Point, Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase is massive display of edible art. A feast for both your eyes and your nose (no eating of the creations please!), these masterpieces are a far cry for the simple houses you made as a kid. They are detailed sculptures, carefully crafted by professional and amateur chefs.

November 29 – December 21 – Centennial Square Ferris Wheel
See the lights of Victoria twinkle from 65 feet. The DVBA ferris wheel returned to Centennial Square for family-friendly winter fun throughout the holiday season.

December 1 – December 31 – Christmas at Craigdarroch Castle
Throughout December, this National Historic Site is decorated to the hilt. Seasonal hours are extended and guests are invited to enjoy self-guided tours on a daily basis. Additionally, the Craigdarroch Castle offers a wide variety of seasonally inspired events.  (more…)

Things to do this Winter in the San Juans

Roche Harbor on San Juan Island

December 18 – Stage Left’s Holiday Production “Omnium Gatherum”
Held at the Roche Harbor Pavilion, the Stage Left’s Holiday Production of “Omnium Gatherum” has become an annual favorite. Held in front of a blazing fire, this unique performance ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime. It combines storytelling, theatre and song.

 

December 20 – Holiday Boat Parade & Santa Ship
Beginning at Shipyard Cover and stretching to the docks by Spring Street Landing in Friday Harbor, decorated boats will show off their Holiday spirit. Among the lit crafts will be the Santa Ship, complete with Santa and presents for the little ones.

December 20 – Orcas Holiday Concert Community Band
The Orcas Island Community Band invites you to ring in the holidays with them at their annual Orcas Holiday Concert. You’ll enjoy a variety of musical styles ranging from carols and hymns to pop and traditional holiday favorites.

December 22 – December 28 – The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas
The classic Christmas Eve tale of a young girl, a magical nutcracker, and a Mouse King has been delighting those young and old for ages. This season it takes the stage at the San Juan Community Theater, in a version choreographed by Yuri Grigorovish.  (more…)

Things to do this Winter in Seattle

Even when it's a little gray in Seattle, there are still tons of fun things to do.

December 3 – 23 – Christmas Ship Festival
In keeping with Seattle’s maritime tradition, the annual Christmas Ship Festival features a nightly boat parade of festively decorated vessels. Since 1949, boaters have been decking out their crafts and visitors have been booking trips with tour boats to participate. It’s truly a unique Seattle experience.

December 20 – Sacred Music by Duke Ellington
For the 26th year running, Earshot Jazz is presenting the sacred music of Duke Ellington. In a stunning combination of jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers, this performance will have you on the edge of your seat.

December 21 – January 1 – Model Train Festival
While Santa’s elves produce a lot of train sets each holiday season, they can’t hold a candle to the quality and scale of the ones on display each year at the Washington State History Museum’s Model Train Festival. The event showcases model train displays designed and assembled by model train enthusiasts across the state. The displays occupy every floor of the museum and include the largest permanent model train layout in the state.

December 31 – Concert, Countdown & Celebration
Ring in the New Year with Mozart and Beethoven. Join the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall for a stunning performance. Then, gather with fellow classical music lovers for a post-concert party featuring a live band, dancing, and a midnight countdown.

December 31 – Indulgence at the Experience Music Project
Indulgence, the Experience Music Project’s annual New Years Eve bash, has been called the hottest party in town. With three stages, two exclusive VIP sections and more than 140,000 square feet of party space, this makes for a night to remember.  (more…)