Friday, December 1st, 2017
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 Pkwy., Blaine, WA, 360-318-2000

  • Christmas Eve, both Pierside Kitchen and Packers Oyster Bar will be open for regular operating hours
  • Christmas Day, Pierside Kitchen will be hosting brunch from 7 am until 2 pm., and a holiday dinner menu from 4 pm to 8 pm and Packer will be open for regular hours with an all-day dining 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 $23.95 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 Day Buffet, 11 am to 7 pm, at Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Adults $46.95, children 6 – 10 years $20.95, children under 5 free, 10% discount for seniors 6+. Live harpist 1 pm to 4 pm.

Reservations required, call 360-392-31830.

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

  • Christmas Eve Dinner, 11 am – 10 pm
  • Family-style Christmas Day Dinner, 3 pm – 10 pm
    • Adults $42, seniors $32, children under 12 $27.

Call 360-392-6517 for reservations and available times.

EAT Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

  • Christmas Eve Dinner, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Four courses (you can take it to go, too)
    • Hors d’œuvre: beet pickle devil eggs, lobster morsels
    • Appetizer: Cascadia Mushroom bisque
    • Entree: Roast Double R Ranch rib, rosemary fingerling potato, haricot vert, garlic jus
    • Dessert: Traditional chocolate pralines yule log, creme anglaise

Call for reservation on open table or at 360- 306 3917

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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