Monday, December 10th, 2018
Restaurants open in Bellingham and Whatcom County on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Annette

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 2018.)

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

  • Christmas Eve, Packers Restaurant and Bar will be open 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Holiday Dinner Menu
  • Christmas Day, Packers Restaurant & Bar will be open 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. 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 $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 Eve Dinner, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Live Pianist during dinner hours
  • 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

  • Christmas Eve Dinner, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Dinner noon – 8 p.m. – Plated dinner offerings. Adults $44, seniors $34, children 5-17 $24, under 5 FREE
  • Call 360-392-6517 for reservations and available times.

Northwater Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites – Bellingham Airport4260 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 until 3 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive, 2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 360-766-6185

  • Open Christmas Eve
    • For reservations call 360-766-6185
  • Closed Christmas Day

Busara Thai, 404 36th St., Bellingham (Sehome Village)

  • Open Christmas Eve, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Closed for Christmas Day

Naan and Brew, 200 E. Maple St. #101, Bellingham

  • Open Christmas Eve for Lunch Buffet only, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

Xing’s Panda Palace, 1145 E. Sunset Dr. #115, Bellingham (Sunset Square)

  • Open Christmas Eve, noon – 10 p.m.
  • Closed for Christmas Day

Asian 1, 4285 Meridian St. #101, Bellingham

  • Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

On Rice – All three locations

209 N. Samish Way, Bellingham
2200 Rimland Dr. #100, Bellingham
1224 Harris Ave., Bellingham

  • Open Chrismas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

Wonderful Buffet4365 Meridian St., Bellingham

  • Open Christmas Eve, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Open Christmas Day, 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

10 Comments »

  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

  4. Are there any Chinese restaurants open in Bellingham on Christmas Day?

    Comment by Monica — December 18, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

  5. Christmas Day brunch?

    Comment by Brenda — December 24, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

  6. Coming down for Christmas is there anywhere that serves dinner
    Thanks

    Comment by Em — October 21, 2018 @ 9:12 pm

  7. New to the area. Need to make a turkey day reservation at a restaurant. When is that issue coming out?

    Comment by Chuck johnson — November 4, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

  8. northwater is also open on Christmas, serving the whole menu and a rib special!

    Comment by Emily McLennan — December 19, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

  9. thank you for posting this. Very good info to have.

    Comment by Candy Kvidahl — December 21, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

  10. Thank you for posting this notice. I now have choices for dining on Christmas Day in Bellingham.

    Donna

    Comment by Donna Woolman — December 22, 2018 @ 4:45 am

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