November 13, 2020

Michael Hogan, Port Public Affairs Administrator
Port of Bellingham
(360) 676-2500

Outdoor Holiday Decorations and Large “Snow Globe” Coming to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal December 3-25

The Bellingham Cruise Terminal will welcome in the winter holidays with a stunning outdoor viewing experience including lights, decorations and a “snow globe” holiday scene as seen through the windows of the Bellingham Cruise terminal’s dome room. The outdoor viewing experience will be available for viewing December 3-25, 2020 and take the place of the annual Holiday Port festival to protect community members against the dangers of holiday gatherings during the Covid pandemic.

The Bellingham Yacht Club will be having their traditional lighted boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 5th. The decorated boats will leave Squalicum Harbor at 6 p.m. and float by the Bellingham Cruise terminal around 6:15 p.m.

“I think people will really appreciate the opportunity to safely view holiday decorations from the outside of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal this year” said Port Community Outreach Manager Tiffany DeSimone. “In addition to many lights and ornamentations outside the terminal, we are developing a winter wonderland scene inside the dome room to give visitors the feeling they are looking through the glass windows into a large snow globe. Holiday Port will be back bigger and better than ever when it is safe to gather, but in the meantime, this is a terrific alternative to get in the spirit of the holidays.”

About the Port of Bellingham: The Port is a countywide municipal corporation with a mission to promote sustainable economic development, optimize transportation gateways, and manage publicly owned land and facilities to benefit Whatcom County. Throughout Whatcom County, the Port owns, operates and maintains approximately 1600 acres of property including a shipping terminal, a cruise terminal, two marinas, industrial development areas, commercial uplands, parklands, shoreline public access areas and an international airport. 

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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