Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Restaurants open in Bellingham and Whatcom County on Christmas Day

Looking for a great meal for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Here are some delicious options available throughout Whatcom County. Most require reservations, so be sure to call ahead.

Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pwky., Blaine, WA, 360-318-2000

  • Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pierside Kitchen, prix fixe menu. The dinner is $49 per adult and $24 for children under 12. Call for reservations, (360) 318-2090.
  • Christmas Day noon to 8 p.m. at Pierside Kitchen, prix fixe menu. Lunch and dinner are $52 per adult and $24 for children under 12. Call for reservations, 360-318-2090.

Silver Reef Casino, I-5, exit 260, Ferndale, WA, 1-866-383-0777

  • Holiday buffet open, 11 am to 9 pm, a special menu includes: Traditional Christmas Dinner, all the side dishes and dessert for $25.95 per person.
  • Red River Cafe opens at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner.
  • Panasia opens at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner.

Hotel Bellwether, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, WA, 360-392-3100, ext. 3

  • Christmas Eve Dinner, 5 pm to 9 pm at Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Enjoy our regular menu.
  • Christmas Day Buffet, 11 am to 7 pm, at Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Adults $42.95, children 6 – 10 years $19.95, children under 5 free, 10% discount for seniors 6+. Live harpist 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • Reservations required, call 360-392-3200.

Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham, I-5 Exit 253, Bellingham, WA 360-671-1011

  • Chinuk Flavors of the Northwest restaurant open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Chinuk is offering a Christmas Day buffet for $32 per person and will include ham, turkey, roast beef, holiday style potatoes, yams, and an assortment of salads and desserts. The buffet is available from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Call 360-392-6517 for reservations and available times.
  • Poppes will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


May your holiday be merry and bright!



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About the Author:

Annette Bagley is the Director of Marketing for Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. As a writer and media relations consultant, her work has appeared in local and national media. She has been enjoying life in the Bellingham and Whatcom County region for more than a decade. Her ideal escapes include water, mountains, a farm visit, or a history lesson, accompanied by good food and a glass of wine.


  1. Exactly what I was looking for. Places for breakfast and dinner on Christmas Day. Awesome saves me a lot of time. Thank you!

    Comment by Annette Maughan — December 21, 2013 @ 1:29 am

  2. Thank you for helping me find a place to go out for dinner on Christmas day. Didn’t think much would be open.

    Comment by Melodie Warren — December 18, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Chair 9 in Glacier is open Christmas day 🙂

    Comment by Lisa Paradis — December 21, 2015 @ 10:17 am

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