Holiday Port

Activities & Events

The Holiday Port Festival is a free, family-friendly event held the the first weekend of December at the Bellingham Cruise TerminalThe 2022 Holiday Port Festival will be Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th.
This is one of the Port’s signature events for the community and includes:
  • Live performances
  • Gingerbread House Display
  • Visits and Photos with Santa Claus
  • Much More Info coming soon!


  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Music & Dance Performances 

Event Contact - Stephanie Wiley, Community Outreach Manager
  1. Gingerbread House Contest
  2. Performances
  3. Sponsorships
The gingerbread house contest is free and open to bakers of all abilities and ages.  . It is open to any age, and any group size,  Our optional themed category is "HOLIDAY MAGIC"! You may choose to enter the theme category instead of one of the other categories. Don't want to follow the theme? You don't have to. Just pick from one of the other categories. Many adults and children make a tradition out of entering the contest, and ribbons are awarded for the top three in each category.
      *  Business / nonprofit                                    *  Professional baker / caterer                                *  Youth grades K-3
      *  Family                                                         *  Senior citizen (65 years and older)                     *  Youth grades 4-8
      *  Adult                                                            *  Youth five years and under                                 *  Youth grades 9-12
Key gingerbread house contest dates:
      *  Entry Form Deadline:                                  *  Edible Structures Delivery Date:                  *  Display Dates:
             Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022                                 Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022                   Saturday, Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 4

Go to the Gingerbread Contest Page.