November 23

3pm - 5pm

Father Christmas

At the Gazebo.

5pm - 8:30pm

Holiday Artwalk & Open House

You are invited to visit our neighborhood shops and restaurants that are sharing the works of emerging and professional artists in the spirit of the holidays.


November 24

all day

Signs of the Season Passport

Window Decorating Contest


Father Christmas

At the Gazebo.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Leaving from the Fairhaven Village Inn.



Village Green.


Holiday Market

Village Green.


BAAY Performance

Village Green stage.


Bellingham Circus Guild

Around Fairhaven Village.


BAAY Performance

Village Green stage.


Bellingham Showstoppers

Village Green stage.


Welcome announcement & Countdown


Tree Lighting

Village Green followed by a carol sing along.


December 22

Fairhaven Fa-La-La Caroling Competition

 Falala Competition・December 22, 2018・Historic Fairhaven in Bellingham, WA

A joyful holiday music event benefiting the Historic Fairhaven Association and NW Youth Services.

Fa-La-La is fun! Join us for one of Fairhaven's most magical and festive nights. This heart-warming event brings people together to enjoy the music of the season.

Fa-La-La helps! The event raises funds for the Historic Fairhaven Association (HFA) which promotes Fairhaven Village while honoring and preserving its historic character. This year the HFA is partnering with Northwest Youth Services (NWYS) who collaborate with at-risk, runaway and homeless youth to foster self-reliance.

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on the street corners of Fairhaven Village. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Fa-La-La Main Stage at the Fairhaven Village Green.

There are lots of ways to enjoy Fairhaven Fa-La-La! You can savor the music, volunteer to produce the event, or get in on the action and form a caroling team.


December 22

Find the Elves Treasure Hunt

Each SaturdayFather Christmas’s eight "elves" will be tucked away in eight separate Fairhaven venues. Participants can download a passport, or find your first elf and you can collect it from them. Your passport will be stamped for each elf you find. All completed cards (turn in at any location that hosts an elf) will be entered into a drawing on Saturday, December 22th.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Each Saturday from noon-3pm, leaving from he Fairhaven Village Inn.

Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas at the Fairhaven Village Inn each Saturday from noon-3pm.

Every Saturday


Window Display Contest

Window displays created by participating local businesses will be voted on by the public and surrounding business owners to win the heart of the community. We will display a gallery of all windows on our website and you will be able to vote easily online. More to come in November!

Write a letter to Father Christmas

Children will be able to leave letters for Father Christmas in the classic Victorian mailbox located on the Village Green stage with the forest of trees. Father Christmas's "Fairhaven Elves" will spirit the letters away for his perusal – but we hear they will sometimes sneak photos of the envelopes before delivering them, and they will share these on the Historic Fairhaven Facebook page – so be sure to keep watch!