Annual Eastsound Tree Lighting scheduled

Submitted by Lance Evans.

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce invites the Orcas community to join us as we light the holiday tree on the Village Green!

Join the Fun on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. The chamber is thrilled to feature Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot cider and cookies, and we welcome the Orcas Choral Society, who will lead us in Christmas Carols. We will miss the Community Band this year, as Covid restrictions have limited their public performances.

The tree on the Village Green will be expertly wrapped in strands of colored bulbs by the reliable crew from the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.

Masks and precautions will be taken to keep everyone safe and secure. Cookies and baked goods will be donated by many Chamber businesses.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will have toys for all the children in attendance. For over 20 years this holiday duo (“close friends” of the Orcas Island couple, Scott & Judy Whiting) have been taking part in various celebrations around the island! The Chamber of Commerce speaks for many Orcas Islanders in thanking them for all they do in our community.

Cookies and cider will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 4 p.m., with the Choral Society joining them. The tree will be officially lit at 5 p.m.

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce wishes everyone the Happiest of Holiday Seasons! For more information, contact us at 360-376-2273 or email