Festivities to keep the family busy during the holidays

Friday, December 20 through January 5 - Holiday Village and Model Train Exhibit

Bloedel Reserve transforms its iconic Visitor’s Center into a winter Holiday Village, complete with electric trains and intricately designed, hand-crafted buildings. With festive decorations and refreshments, spend a morning or afternoon taking in the sights of the Village. And while you’re there, bundle up and stroll around the grounds. With low-lighting and leafless trees, winter is a magical time to visit the gardens.Where: The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Dr., Bainbridge Island. The exhibit is located in the Reserve’s Visitor Center, the Bloedel’s estate home.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extras: Visitors can enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cider while visiting the exhibit.

Cost: Included with admission to Bloedel Reserve. Adults (18-65): $13 Seniors (>65) and Military: $9 Age 13 and up: $5 Children 12 and Under: free

Saturday, Dec. 21-Breakfast with Santa at Admiral Theatre

Here's the perfect chance for the young people in your life to tell Santa exactly what's on his or her holiday list! All will enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast, see great entertainment and meet Santa himself. Families will receive a free 4x6 photo with Santa. Buy tickets early as this event will fill up fast! Tickets may be purchased online at

Where: Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Who: Everyone is invited!

Cost: Adults $15 / child ticket $8 (ages 8 and under) Family Pack $40 (family pack available only by calling 360.373.6743)

Sunday, December 22

Kitsap Mall's Cookies with Santa

Enjoy cookies and milk as Victorian carolers fill the mall with favorite holiday songs then listen to “Twas the Night Before Christmas” read by Santa Claus himself.

Where: JCPenney Court in Kitsap Mall

When: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa at VFW Post No. 239 (military only)

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus for breakfast and photos at the Bremerton post. This event is open only to veterans and their families and active duty military with little ones.

Where: 190 Dora Ave. in Bremerton

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Contact: Call 360-377-6739 or email for more details.


Wednesday, December 25 Christmas dinner at VFW Post No. 239 (military only)

Military veterans are invited to dine with fellow vets if they have nowhere to go for Christmas. Single sailors who can't go home are also invited to stop in for dinner.

Where: 190 Dora Ave. in Bremerton

When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: Call 360-377-6739 or email for more details.


Tuesday, December 31 Bremerton's Admiral Theatre New Year's Eve Comedy Spectacular

Laugh until it hurts, cry when its over - the Best of the Seattle Comedy Underground always delivers a spectacular New Year's Eve extravaganza! Featuring comedians Eddie Ifft, Gabriel Rutledge and Brad Brake. You'll laugh at the comedy, enjoy a champagne toast at midnight on the main floor and then dance on the Admiral's stage until 2 a.m. with entertainment by DJ Tim Hoffman.

Where: 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton

When: 9 p.m. -2 a.m.

Contact: Call 360-373-6743 or visit for more details.

Cost: $25-$45 for reserved seating






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