Around here we’re big fans of the holidays. We’re huge fans. While we haven’t quite reached Clark Griswold status, we’re not opposed to the idea.
Why? Because we love any opportunity to spread joy and cheer. Throughout the year, the only thing more important to us than keeping our customers happy is keeping them safe. So a season of jolly good times is right in line with our company philosophy.
And to spread a little more joy, we’re giving away a signed canvas to one lucky winner and their friend. To enter, visit our Instagram page and leave a comment, tagging one of your friends. We’ll announce the lucky winner Friday, December 12 at 2:00 pm (PTS) on Instagram.
Good luck and Happy Holidays!
Did today’s snowy morning make you think about climbing back into bed and staying until spring? Resist the urge. There are still so many fun things to do in Seattle this winter that hibernating would almost be a crime. Especially when it comes to tasting the city’s seasonal brews.
Before they’re gone, make sure to sample some of these holiday inspired beers at our local breweries.
The Pike Brewery Company: Hoppy Holiday Ale
Founded in 1989, The Pike Brewing Company is tucked under Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Their craft brews are served up in their pub, an intertwining maze of old beer paraphernalia and active brewing. Though their regular selection has earned them a loyal following, their seasonal varieties are always anticipated delights. Their Hoppy Holiday Ale is no exception. A winter treat which dates back to pre-Christian times, it is a light beer with hints of orange peel, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg (more…)
From tree lighting ceremonies and Santa visits to displays from island artists and specially guided lighthouse tours, the San Juans Islands offer a wide variety of festive activities. This is small town charm, festive and exciting.
This is a collection of the upcoming events. You can find the entire rundown at VisitSanJuans.com.
The Island Lights Festival, San Juan Island
When: December 5 @ 4:30 PM
Where: Memorial Park
What: Bundle up warm. The Island Chordsmen Barbershop Singers will begin signing your favorite carols at 4:30 PM. The tree lighting will take place at approximately 5:00 PM. More carols from the Harbor Elementary School Choir will follow.
Additionally, the Whale Museum will be holding an open house. Following the tree lighting, holiday refreshments and goodies will be available in the lobby. Plus, all visitors will receive a 20% off coupon for the gift shop.
December 1 – January 4 – Festival of Trees (Nanaimo)
For the first year ever, the Festival of Trees comes to Nanaimo. Lush trees will be beautiful decorated and displayed in lobbies throughout town. The public is encouraged to visit, vote for their favorite tree and make a $2 donation. All donations will benefit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
December 3 – Hard Cheese Course (Gabriola Island)
Take basic cheese making to the next level. Discover how to make Colby, gruyere, havarti and more. Lunch and a cheese and wine pairing will be included. (more…)
Today is the busiest travel day of the year. Nationwide, folks are trying to reach loved ones. They’re driving. They’re flying. They’re boating.
It can be a tad bit hectic. It can also be a joyous occasion. We hope yours is the latter. Throughout the rest of the today, that’s why our amazing crew is working to make your travel as wonderful as your destination.
But tomorrow, we’ll be closed.
Most airlines operate 365 days out of the year. We don’t. As family owned and operated business since 1946, we know the importance of spending time with family and friends. To ensure our entire crew has the chance to do just that, we’re closed on Thanksgiving. (more…)