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North Kitsap events ring in the holidays
Kingston Country Christmas
December 12 marks the start of holiday activities in Kingston. Visitors can begin the day with the Kingston Holiday Home Tour, which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $15 ticket gives access to some of Kingston’s loveliest homes. Houses and condominiums will be decked out in holiday décor. Tickets are available at the Kingston Chamber of Commerce Office, 11201 State Route 104 or at Little City Catering at 26117 Ohio Avenue.
The Kingston Chamber is also hosting a Giving Tree. The tree is decorated with ornaments, each with a gift request for someone in need. Visitors can pick up an ornament, purchase a present and return it by Dec. 14. Gifts will be distributed through local food banks.
Port Gamble's Country Christmas events run Saturday and Sunday. This year's fruitcake competition will be judged by authors Susan Wiggs, Carol Cassella, Mary Guterson, Sheila Roberts and Suzanne Selfors.
Poulsbo Heritage House and the Giving Tree
Father Christmas will convey the magic of Christmas when he takes his post on Front Street through Dec. 24 for Historic Downtown Poulsbo’s Havne Vei. Stop by and drop off a letter at Santa’s mailbox. Visitors also can help the less fortunate by dropping off a non-perishable food item for Fishline or a new gift for the Giving Tree. The Giving Tree benefits local children in need. For more information, call (360) 697-3366.
Downtown hayrides roll in
Historic hayrides will be held every Saturday through Dec. 19. The rides will be through downtown begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association at (360) 697-3366.