Looking for a great holiday meal? Here is a list of restaurants open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Most require reservations, so be sure to call ahead. (This post has been updated for 2019.)
Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine, WA, 360-318-2000
- Packers Restaurant and Bar will be open 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th).
- Holiday Dinner Menu
- 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 $21.95 per person.
Hotel Bellwether, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, WA, 360-392-3100, ext. 3
- Christmas Eve Dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Christmas Day Buffet, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Lighthouse Bar & Grill.
- Adults $48.95, children 6 – 10 years $20.95, children under 5 free, 10% discount for seniors 6+.
- Reservations required, call 360-392-3200.
Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham, I-5 Exit 253, Bellingham, WA 360-671-1011
- Four-Course Family Style Christmas Dinner – Relax this holiday season and focus on enjoying a spectacular meal with the ones you love. Executive Chef Bryce Lamb has created a festive four-course meal presented family style. Celebrate, give thanks, and enjoy your holiday dinner! Don’t delay, make your reservations today!
- Call 360-392-6517 for reservations.
Northwater Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites – Bellingham Airport, 4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 360-746-6844
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (bar until 11 p.m.)
- Christmas special is Slow braised short ribs with brown sugar and stone ground mustard braise, citrus smoked jumbo shrimp with white cheddar grits and a balsamic demi-glace, $38
- Also open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Chair 9, 10459 Mount Baker Highway, Glacier, WA 98244
- Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, noon to close
Keenan’s at the Pier, 804 10th Street, Bellinhgam, WA (inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa) 360-392-5510
- Open Christmas Eve serving brunch from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Christmas Day Breakfast from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive, 2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 360-766-6185
- Open Christmas Eve
- For reservations call 360-766-6185
Busara Thai, 404 36th St., Bellingham (Sehome Village)
- Open Christmas Eve, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Naan and Brew, 200 E. Maple St. #101, Bellingham
- Open Christmas Eve for Lunch Buffet only, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Xing’s Panda Palace, 1145 E. Sunset Dr. #115, Bellingham (Sunset Square)
- Open Christmas Eve, noon – 10 p.m.